With the UK Government’s plans for renewable heating – a target to install 600,000 heat pumps by 2028 – the timing was right for Unitherm to move into the UK marketplace.
Managing director, Andy Hooper, said: “These are exciting times for renewable heating in the UK and the opportunity to join Unitherm and take the lead in introducing a total package approach that is still new to this industry was too good to miss.
“We bring a level of expertise in system design and installation that is unrivalled in the UK and provide a high level of support once the installation is underway, including help with commissioning and the system to make sure it is operating at 100% of its efficiency potential from day one, that is virtually unheard of here.
“If we go at this half-cock and see poor quality installations, it will have an immediate impact on the faith people have placed in this technology. These are exceptional pieces of kit and having fully competent installers is vital so that heat pumps are installed correctly and give the right level of heating and hot water to the householder. “It is our role to train people so they are 100% prepared and competent to install heat pumps properly.”
“We’re looking forward to welcoming the first group of installers in the next few weeks and plan to run two or three courses a month for the foreseeable future depending on demand.”
The local MP for East Devon, Simon Jupp, officially opened the new Exeter headquarters of Unitherm Heating Systems. He said: “It’s great to welcome another new company, which offers exciting careers and job opportunities to the area.
“I’m looking forward to watching the company expand as the take-up of heat pumps increases across the Southwest. The training aspect of their operation is vital to ensure that we have enough qualified installers in Devon to keep up with demand and I wish them every success.”