Networking and infrastructure firm Data Power has invested £75,000 to expand into the air conditioning sector.
The company, which is based at Kings Norton Business Centre, has expanded after demand from its clients across the UK.
Chris Haddon, who has been appointed as an air conditioning design manager, said: “Data Power has found a niche offering, which will provide organisations requiring three major disciplines with one overall project manager.
“By linking IT networking, power and the air conditioning installation, we are offering a new tactical installation proposition, which avoids the common problems associated with appointing three separate contractors to work on one project.”
Mr Haddon will be responsible for launching its air conditioning service, which includes cooling, heating and ventilation to the firm’s current UK customer base. It will also enter new sectors, including education, serviced office centres and the public sector.
It is the first time the company has entered the air conditioning sector after its inception seven years ago.
Steve Lowe, operations director of Data Power, said: “We have never planned or forecasted to enter air conditioning as part of our original business growth plan.
“But after demand from our customer base continued to significantly increase, we found ourselves in a recurring position of having to turn business away.”