CambridgeHOK is expanding its operations into the industrial refrigeration systems market with the launch of CambridgeHOK Refrigeration. CambridgeHOK Refrigeration intends to specialize in the design, installation, service, and maintenance of refrigeration and HVAC systems in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. It has a team of 21 people.
General Manager Hayley Jackson says: "The business will also place a focus on the use of renewable energy and heat pumps, offering sustainable solutions to clients, whilst also providing software engineering and automation controls services."
The management team also includes Tom Marshall, Head of Technical & Projects. He has 20 years of industry experience, his main focuses are design, efficiency, and optimization of refrigeration systems. The team also consists of Tony Grayson, Head of Service and Maintenance. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and has worked overseas installing and commissioning refrigeration plants and equipment.
From left to right: Tom Marshall, Hayley Jackson, Tony Grayson, Louis Bradley, and Patrick Harte of CambridgeHOK Refrigeration.
Focus on customer needs
Hayley says: "Whilst as a business we will obviously support CambridgeHOK on its large-scale horticultural projects which require refrigeration facilities, we will very much operate as a standalone business, with our specific client base given the range of work we do. She continues, "The experience we have in our team means we are able to offer bespoke refrigeration designs to meet our customers' specific needs, with a focus on using natural refrigerants and renewable energy to provide truly sustainable solutions."
New venture with synergies
Reflecting on the expansion of CambridgeHOK's operations and services, Joint managing director, Patrick Harte says: "We see some great synergies with our core business and as our projects get larger and more complex, bringing this skill in house was an important next step; however, we also very much see this as a business which will grow and develop its substantial client base across the UK".
He also adds:" Since becoming part of the Atrium Agri group in 2021, we have benefitted from continued investment and development of our business at CambridgeHOK, which is enabling us to fuel future growth in key markets such as this".