Fred and Jeans aim was to design, manufacture and sell air handling units from their factory in the Kent countryside village of Eynsford. The air handling unit requirements of many corporate clients were secured in those early days; these included Tesco; the AA; Safeway and BUPA. After nearly eleven years the company relocated to a larger factory and offices in Harvel. It was here that Fred and Jeans son Simon joined the business and began working in each of the factory and office departments.
As the company grew more diverse clients were secured including many hospital trusts which have proved to be a mainstay of the business. With the approach of the new Millennium the company name was changed to ECE UK Ltd as this was how the company had become known by many clients. In May 2007, after the company moved again to larger premises, Simon Hull took over the day to day running of the business and became Managing Director.
ECE has always been more than just a family business. Throughout its history, ECE has maintained a personal approach when working with clients. Many clients have been with ECE since the beginning and it is this ability to retain clients and continue to deliver excellent products, service and value that provides a solid base for the ongoing expansion.
For over 40 years we have been hand-building our units in Kent (United Kingdom) to a very high standard. The reason we hand build in this technological age is, there isn't a better way. Modern computer aided design and construction techniques can manufacture precision components and streamline production, but the immaculate detail and finish of one of our Air Handling Units, inside and out, can only be achieved by skill and dedication. This human factor, and its influence on the finished product cannot be replicated by a machine, which might be able to punch, notch and fold a given number of times, but will never be able to tell when the end result is right. The fact that the end result is right on our air handler is as much thanks to the people who built it as to the technology that first mapped it out.
Our experienced and knowledgeable members of staff have obtained qualifications from Higher National Certificates to Masters Degree. We believe our staff should match the technical abilities of all its customers so that together we can offer a designed solution.
Company formed by current Directors and Shareholders commenced manufacture of AHU's at our 10,000ft2 Eynsford factory.
Moved to our 20,000ft2 factory in Harvel.
First order for the RG high efficiency heat recovery air handling unit
Order received for RG AHU's to be installed on the Elizabeth Fry project a University of East Anglia award winning building. To this day still the most energy efficient building in the country.
First export order for a project in Russia.
Order received for the ZICER Building on the University of East Anglia site. RG AHU's helped this project win the low energy building of the year award in 2005.
£700k order for 158 air handling units installed on The Knightsbridge Apartments project.
£400k, 10 unit order received for Ikea's flagship store at Tottenham. The order included 4 No. 10.75m3/s packaged air handling units.
Moved to our 45,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Rochester, Simon Hull becomes Managing Director.
£450k order for all of the low energy AHU's installed on the Savoy Hotel refurbishment project
£486k order for low energy AHU's installed on the Luton 6th Form College project
Launch of our Carel packaged controls range.
Launch of our Intelligent Energy Control system, powered by Trend.
We launched our online shop, Anything Air Handling, to provide you with parts and spares available to purchase at a time convenient to you.
We launched our Asset Information service, allowing you to get all your AHU information and buy your parts and spares, anytime from any device. This service now underpins the Client Portal.
We received full CHAS certification.
We celebrate 40 years delivering high quality, hand made, British, bespoke air handling units.
As we enter a new era in the company it is the time to usher in a new website design.
As we enter a new era in the company it is the time to usher in a collection of new Brochures.
We would like to introduce our new range of products - the Mechanically Ventilated Heat Recovery (MVHR) units.