Our History

Since Cool-Therm started in 1992 a lot has been achieved and changed, here follows a brief history of our time. 

Our History

1992 was a big year.

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.

1992 was a big year.

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.

1992 - 2005 Innovation

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.

 

1992 - 2005 Innovation
Series of Firsts

Series of Firsts

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