Our History


In June 1979 Fred and Jean Hull launched Environmental Control Equipment Limited the rest is history.

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 of 2007 after the company moved again to larger premises Simon 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.

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