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Watkins' National Accounts Success Sets The Trend For Next 150 Years

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Watkins Hire, is celebrating both its 'Sesquicentennial' (our 150th Anniversary!) and adding the 12th national accounts customer to its enviable client list – only some six months after establishing its National Accounts Division.

National Accounts Director, Nick Campey and Terry Stevens-Smith, National Accounts Manager established the National Accounts Division at Watkins Hire after moving to the company from a rival HVAC hire firm. With a 25-year track record in National Accounts. The strategic move has paid off, with the new division now turning over more than £1million across its dozen national accounts clients under contract across the construction, facilities management, M&E, HVAC and plant hire sectors.

One of the latest national account clients is Speedy and Watkins Hire has secured a sole supplier agreement to act as a strategic partner, providing additional Specialist HVAC Hire equipment to complement Speedy's own range.

Tom Gleeson, operations director of 'Managed Services' at Speedy said: “We were looking for a heating and cooling partner that had the experience and capability to support our customers operating on major industrial sized sites.

“Watkins Hire boosts Speedy's existing range of heating and cooling products to offer our customers a huge range of new and well maintained specialist HVAC equipment which is available for a wide spectrum of applications, serving everything from offices through to petrochemical sites.”

Watkins has leveraged the company's 150 years' experience and the expertise of its National Accounts team to achieve such rapid growth in its National Accounts Division and the company is now gearing up for further expansion.

We are continuously investing in new kit and adding the most technically advanced temporary heating and cooling solutions to our fleet. As a specialist we

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Happy 150th Birthday Watkins!

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The hire sector is awash with companies claiming to be the biggest, most successful or fastest growing...... but only one can claim to be 150 years old: Watkins Hire celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

Founded in 1860, the year that Abraham Lincoln became President of the USA and Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville made the world's first ever sound recording, Watkins remains an independent family-owned business today. Originally established as an iron ore mining company, the firm originated the concept of steam and heating boiler hire and rented mobile steam boilers to the British military during both World War I and World War II. These days, Watkins Hire combines that heritage with a dynamic approach to remaining at the vanguard of the sector an now boasts a 7,000-strong fleet that encompasses every aspect of heating and cooling hire, from the heaviest steam boilers to the most portable and compact cooling units.

Comments managing director, Mark Hills: "Watkins has been an innovator throughout its 150-year h istory and we continue to drive innovation today, introducing groundbreaking developments, such as our GSM telemetry fuel management, fault reporting and temperature monitoring systems, to ensure we provide our customers with great service and reliable, technically advanced equipment. The world has changed dramatically since Watkins was first established 150 years ago but the company's values, emphasis on service and forward-thinking culture remain unchanged and we're looking forward to celebrating further milestones in the years to come."

Watkins Hire has grown significantly over the past 12 years, extending the fleet from just 70 to well over 7,000 pieces of equipment and keeping pace with new technology to ensure that it can offer the most energy efficient and effective equipment

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TM ELECTRONICS - TRANS FORMING TEMPERATURE SOLUTIONS - London HEVAR 2010

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UK temperature experts, TM Electronics (TME) will exhibit for the first time at London HEVAR 2010 at The Royal Horticultural Halls on 22 & 23 September 2010. Visit Stand 48 to see TMEs extensive temperature range for HVACR monitoring with the focus this year, on legionella risk management. TME manufactures off-the-shelf solutions as well as bespoke designs to satisfy all HVACR temperature requirements.

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Flkt Woods make a splash with fore street pool refurbishment

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As part of a fast-track refurbishment and modernisation scheme at the Fore Street Swimming Pool in Ipswich, Flkt Woods was awarded a contract by ISG Jackson via Ipswich Borough Council, to install a new HVAC system.

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Hospital air conditioning and the spread of HCAI

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Following a National Resistance Alert in January concerning the number of NHS patients returning from medical treatment in India carrying NDM-1, further concern is now being expressed in the Lancet and National press about the sharp increase in the incidence of infection from this source. Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Structure drafting services as per your structural drafting and design standards

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Structural drafting India is one of the India leading specialist in structural drafting services with expertise in structural steel detailing, miscellaneous steel detailing, rebar detailing services, precast detailing services, structural design services and bid proposal services. Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Will the Government spot the most cost effective solution in the drive to reduce energy consumption

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Will the Government spot the most cost effective solution in the drive to reduce energy consumption at Whitehall over the next 12 months? Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Ductwork Cleaning Video : The Risks Associated with Dirty Ducts in Hospitals and NHS estates

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Indepth Hygiene Services Limited release duct cleaning video on the Risks Associated with Dirty Ducts in Hospitals and NHS Estates. Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Team Pulsar Racing Celebrates Success in Around Ireland Powerboat Race

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Sponsored by heating, plumbing and renewable energy specialist Pulsar direct, Team Pulsar Racing put in an impressive performance in the inaugural Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race 2010, which saw teams from around the world battle it out to take the title. Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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Camfil Farr publishes Whitepaper - Energy saving in buildings Better AHU Pre Filters can bring substantial energy savings

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Camfil Farr, the world's largest and leading manufacturer of low energy air filters and clean air solutions, today published their latest Whitepaper - "Better AHU Pre-Filters can bring substantial energy savings". Posted via Industry Today. Are you into it?

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