Since Cool-Therm started in 1992 a lot has been achieved and changed, here follows a brief history of our time.
Cooltherm was founded in 1992 in Bristol by Ken Strong and Peter Kent, both individuals had significant experience in the field of air conditioning chillers which was developed whilst working for companies including Carrier, McQuay, Westinghouse and York.
The company originally specialized in the supply, installation and maintenance of large scale McQuay centrifugal chillers to clients including the government with one of our early notable projects being the provision of 8+mW of cooling for the original GCHQ complex in Cheltenham.
In 1992 a relationship which is still at the heart of our company today was formed. Cooltherm and the fledgling Italian company Geoclima entered into a partnership to develop and distribute water chillers with the vision of bringing technologically advanced machines to the market whilst remaining commercially competitive.
Over the next few years Cooltherm aimed and developed itself as a leading bespoke chiller supplier with the flexible support of Geoclima and specialised in the more challenging chiller replacement market.
The flexibility of the Geoclima philosophy allowed us to design and build chillers at their Italian facility which made the installation of replacement chillers as simple as possible, thus reducing the cost of the mechanical installation, and reducing the overall project cost.
This key market and concept still remains at the centre of Cooltherms’ new equipment business today.
Intergrated Free-Cooling chillers developed & installed upto 1.3mW
Ultra low noise machines
Bespoke chillers physcially designed to architecturally match their surroundings
'The Plantroom' in the chiller concept
Pioneering energy efficiency and green refrigerants