Glen Dimplex Group acquires Ability Projects

Published:  12 April, 2016

The Glen Dimplex Group has announced the acquisition of Ability Projects – a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of fan coil units (FCU’s) and digital control technology.

Based in a new 30,000 sq foot factory in Poole, Dorset and with a dedicated showroom in London, Ability Projects also exports products to New Zealand, The UAE, Australia, and Hong Kong and has manufacturer’s representatives in the USA and Canada.

Chief executive officer of Glen Dimplex Heating, Neil Stewart, said: “We are delighted to have acquired Ability Projects who are at the forefront of technological development in their field - using the very latest design and manufacturing techniques. Their efficient FCUs benefit everyone - consultants gain flexibility, contractors save on installation time and overall capital expenditure, and building occupants save on running costs and maintenance. Innovation is something we at Glen Dimplex strongly believe in and we welcome Ability Projects into the Glen Dimplex family.”

Peter Lowther, managing director of Ability Projects, added: “We are delighted to be joining the Glen Dimplex Group and further developing the product portfolio of Ability Projects over the coming years. This really is a fantastic opportunity for all of us, including our customers who I would like to re-assure will continue to receive the exceptional products and service that they have enjoyed in the past but now with the enhanced support of an International Group.”

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.