Scientific Digital Imaging Acquisition of Thermal Exchange Limited

Posted: 16 September 2022

Thermal Exchange designs, builds and distributes process cooling and temperature control equipment for industrial, medical and scientific applications.  The Leicester based company was founded in 1982 and currently employs 15 staff.

The SDI Board has identified opportunities within Thermal Exchange which have the potential for growth, particularly when combined with the skills and resources available at Applied Thermal Control.  

Applied Thermal Control (ATC) are a Leicestershire based specialist chiller manufacturer and temperature control experts, with over 20 years’ experience and are a Scientific Digital Imaging Group company. They work with customers in similar markets (scientific, manufacturing and medical) and have vast experience of supplying cooling solutions to end users and OEM customers both in the UK and internationally.  

This new cooperation between companies will complement their existing process cooling and temperature control product range.  The Thermal Exchange product line comprises a standard range of air blast coolers and water to water heat exchange which can be customised to suit a customer’s bespoke requirements.  By joining forces, they will now be able to offer customers a greater choice of cooling solutions through the synergy and expansion of their product ranges.

TE has traditionally supplied industrial customers and can offer products up to a 100kW cooling capacity.  The ATC chiller range was developed for laboratory use.  More recently ATC chillers have been used in a wide range of medical and manufacturing environments including, laser, moulding, and extrusion.

With ATC’s established international customer and distributor base they aim to supply TE products globally.  Demonstrating their responsibility to quality and in support of global OEM customers ATC have submitted their product range for UL and CSA approval, which they plan to extend across the full product range for both companies.

The in-house technical knowledge and expertise has been enhanced by experience and insight from both organisations. The technical product support they provide to customers has now increased in capacity, which will assist in the planned development of new temperature control products and evolve the chiller range.

Working in conjunction with TE technicians ATC can now offer improved on-site service and maintenance options. To assist in reducing downtime they now have fully trained technicians who are familiar with the operation and design of products, who can be deployed to use their expertise at a customer’s site to diagnose and repair their products. This will supplement their current skilled service partners.

Both ATC and TE have great experience and understanding of the thermodynamic requirements of their medical, industrial and scientific customers and their need for precision temperature control for complex processes and to providing the right solution.  

This new collaborative way of working offers real opportunities to grow market share, expand into new sectors and improve profitability for both companies.

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Applied Thermal Control Ltd.
39 Hayhill Industrial Estate, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8LD.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1530 83 99 98
E-Mail: sales@app-therm.com
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