Birmingham-based Grayson Thermal Systems, which has two manufacturing sites in Tyseley, has opened a third facility nearby to support its ongoing expansion.
The 11,000 sq ft service centre, which increases the company’s servicing facilities by 400 per cent, will free up space for a planned expansion of its manufacturing processes.
The 30-year old company specialises in the design and manufacture of cooling, heating and air conditioning products for buses, coaches, specialist off-highway vehicles and refuse collection vehicles. It is also the UK dealer for Thermo King air conditioning products for the bus and coach industry.
The new service centre, based on Elmdon Trading Estate, is dedicated to servicing Thermo King air conditioning and Grayson’s own growing range of products.
It gives the company more service bays, as well space to double its stock of replacement parts.
Seven new jobs have been created with the opening of the service centre, and Grayson is also recruiting additional field service engineers around the country.
Director Ian Hateley said the new centre represented an investment of more than £100,000 by the company, both in the Thermo King brand in the UK and in its own product range.
The investment follows Thermo King’s nomination of Grayson Thermal Systems as its European Bus Dealer of the Year.
Mr Hateley said: "We have invested this six-figure sum so that we can continue to offer high levels of service into the future, and to ensure that, as main Thermo King dealer, we have sufficient stocks to be able to offer fast turnaround of parts at cost-effective prices."
The company has been developing the Thermo King side of its operation for more than eight years, and is now the largest supplier of air conditioning systems to the UK’s bus and coach industry.