Air conditioning manufacturer Airedale International, held an Open Day last week for their Data Centre customers at their multi-million pound manufacturing plant in Rawdon, Leeds.
The event, which fell in the same week as World Refrigeration Day, attracted nearly 40 guests from Europe and the UK and was hugely successful, according to Airedale’s Marketing Manager Darren Farrar.
“The event provided a rare opportunity for guests to see our world class facility first hand, see data centre equipment up close and hear directly from our experts on the latest industry innovations”, said Darren.
The day started with a welcome breakfast and overview of the company, from its humble beginnings in 1974, to the world-wide operation it is today, delivered by Sales Director Paul Oliver.
The guests were then given a tour of the factory and had the opportunity to attend two seminars, one on the evolution of DC Cooling and the other on F-Gas refrigerants, delivered by Business Development Director Stuart Kay and Research and Laboratory Manager David Wilks respectively.
Darren explained, “In the afternoon guests were invited to a guided tour of our state-of-the-art research & development facility and test chambers.
These labs are not usually open for visitors due to them being where we keep products not yet ready for market; but we wanted our visitors to see our commitment and investment in future technology”.
“Within the R&D facility, there were several prototypes on display that Airedale have not yet released to market and the clients were able to speak to the engineers directly involved in developing them”, Darren continued.
“Feedback from visitors to the Open Day was positive and it was a fabulous opportunity for us to show off our facilities, based in this beautiful part of Leeds, to customers from across Europe, some of whom had flown in specially.”