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Ingersoll-Rand plc, a creator of comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced it has completed the acquisition of Thermocold Costruzioni S.r.l. The transaction closed on April 1, 2017.
The acquisition strengthens the company’s comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient, climate-friendly heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) products for buildings in Europe with opportunities to extend Thermocold technologies to other parts of the world. Thermocold operates from one location in Bari, Italy, and has a wide European distribution network.
“The completion of this acquisition marks another milestone in providing breakthrough solutions for building owners to achieve operating and sustainability goals,” said Dave Regnery, president of the Commercial HVAC North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa strategic business unit (SBU) of Ingersoll Rand. “We have been jointly innovating and serving customers, and this is the next step in our relationship. This is an exciting day for employees and distribution partners; we look forward to the growth potential we have together.”
One of the signature Thermocold solutions is a multi-pipe HVAC system for high efficiency, simultaneous heating and cooling. This system repurposes rejected energy, or uses renewable energy, for heating the facility, delivering a more sustainable solution that reduces the amount of investment costs, use of floor space and total operating expenses. The multi-pipe system further contributes to lower the environmental footprint of a building due to significant lower energy use.
The company did not disclose the cost of the acquisition and indicated the transaction would not have a material impact on the company’s cash flow or earnings in 2017.