Despite the recent extreme temperatures we still have plenty of units available for sale or hire, with same day delivery for hire units, and 48 hours for sales. Our minimum hire period is currently three weeks. Unfortunately we do not hire for domestic or private use, but individuals can purchase our units by clicking here.


Simon Weston visits Andrews at the Facilities Show!

The third and final day of the 2017 Facilities Show saw British Army veteran Simon Weston CBE wow guests with a fantastic motivational speech, reflecting upon the horrific traumas he suffered during and following the Falklands War. Simon’s life is very much an example of adversity being transformed into opportunity and he is widely regarded as a beacon for overcoming hardship and maintaining a positive mental attitude.

Andrews Sykes are proud supporters of the Care after Combat charity – which Simon is a patron of – so it was nice to see him visit our stand at the exhibition and spend some time talking to members of staff. It’s fair to say that employees who were lucky enough to meet him were truly inspired by his story.

We continue to be busy showcasing our air conditioning products and services to visitors, and this has already led to some promising leads as well as hundreds of competition entries! Our sales teams have been extremely active this week, amidst the hot weather, and have been dividing their time between liaising with Facilities Show guests and handling urgent cooling requirements.

Simon’s visit to our stand (M1025) provided a timely reminder of just what can be achieved when you put your mind to it, and we thank him for his time. For more information on his role at the Care after Combat charity, or for further details on how they help ex-servicemen, click here.

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Andrews Air Conditioning the go to stand at the Facilities Show 2017 amidst soaring temperatures

As the soaring temperatures have hit the country, Andrews Air Conditioning are extremely busy exhibiting at this year’s Facilities Show at London Excel. The show is the go to event for everyone involved in the Facilities Management industry with over 11,00 people expecting to attend over the 3 days.

Our team have not only been enjoying networking with all that have visited our stand M1025, but are actively assisting with urgent cooling requirements as the high temperatures continue to soar.

The team working hard assisting with visitors.

We have been giving our guests the opportunity to win with two separate competitions. The first of which is our #CoolAndCalm Twitter competition – people who pick up our paper fans either on stand or from one of the team walking around the exhibition can take a fun ‘selfie’ and post on our twitter @AndrewsSykes. Lucky winners could win Holiday vouchers towards a destination of their choice.

Keeping #CoolAndCalm

The second competition involves visitor’s knowledge of history with questions themed around early concepts of area cooling, the luck winners will receive the portable air conditioner the Polar Wind Plus.

Thursday marks the last day of this year’s show, so if you want to come and speak to our team about hiring, purchasing or installing cooling solutions, why not come and visit? If you can’t quite make it you can call 0800 211 611 for assistance with all your cooling needs.

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Andrews Sykes enjoy Care after Combat Summer Ball

Care after Combat are a UK-based charity providing professional assistance for the well-being of veterans and their families. We at Andrews Sykes are only too happy to do our bit for ex-servicemen and have been sponsoring the charity for more than three years.

We have shown our support in various ways throughout the years, including helping maintain Care after Combat’s first veteran accommodation centre – ‘Simon Weston House’ – which is open to homeless ex-servicemen who have struggled to reintegrate into society. We have also been involved in the charity’s employment scheme and even recruited an ex-veteran to work at one of our London depots.

The charity’s annual Summer Ball, which proved extremely popular in previous years, took place last week at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair. Andrews Sykes proudly sponsored the VIP reception room which accommodated guests for a wonderful champagne reception prior to a three-course dinner.

We also sponsored two tables on the night which seated employees from both the sales and marketing department from the London office, with all present enjoying a fantastic evening.

A whole host of high profile guests were present including Commander Stephen Anderson RN, Jim Davidson OBE and charity trustee, Simon Weston CBE – with their speeches followed by exclusive performances from keyboardist and songwriter Rick Wakeman and the brilliant Katherine Jenkins OBE.

The event saw almost £150,000 being raised to support veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and raised awareness around some important issues which Care after Combat are working tirelessly towards changing for the better.

For more information on Care after Combat, or to find out how you could play your part in supplementing the cost of this fantastic service, click here.

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Sykes celebrate 160-year milestone

Sykes Pumps are delighted to have reached another momentous landmark in the company’s longstanding history – our 160th anniversary!

Initially founded as a localised engineering business in 1857, the firm has grown immeasurably over a period of more than a century and a half.

Providing all types of pumping assistance to big customers both in the UK and further afield, we are now recognised as a multi-national organisation with the resources necessary to provide specialist solutions for virtually every conceivable scenario.

From humble London beginnings, Sykes now has localised depots in twenty-four locations throughout the UK, in addition to a very significant presence in the Middle East.

This latest landmark in the company’s history has allowed us to benefit from consistent and rapid growth, with a firmly established reputation for excellence underpinned by values, longevity and heritage.

Chris Graham, Sales Director of Sykes Pumps, said: “It is with great pride that we as an organisation can reflect on 160 years of successful operation. During this time, we have suffered the turbulence of two World Wars and overcome a number of other challenges – so we must be doing something right!

“Of course, we look back on our growth and development with much satisfaction but as always, our immediate focus is on how we can do things better going forward. This outlook is the reason we have managed to stay at the forefront of innovation for so long.

“We would like to thank our committed and loyal workforce for their endeavour, and recognise the impact our staff have had in shaping the business we have today.”

In order to commemorate this momentous date, the company are planning to organise a series of events over the next 12 months. This will include regional activities for all members of staff – details of which will be shared in due course.

Over the next twelve months, Sykes Pumps will be using a special logo to help promote our anniversary and this will appear prominently on any PR and related social media activity. We will be sharing historical content, throwbacks, comparisons and much more on our Twitter page, giving customers and staff a fantastic insight into the company’s past. You can follow us by clicking here.

There is even a dedicated page on our website that collates all anniversary-related information, and this will be updated frequently. To view this, click here.

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Andrews customers follow Chris Ingram to Ypres Rally

The 53rd Rallye d’Ypres is set to take place this weekend and will see competitors from all around Europe tackle the various stages in Belgium’s north-westerly city.

This year’s event appears to have captured the imagination of rally fans more than ever before, as it will now also count for the British Rally Championship – widely recognised as the continent’s most high-profile national rally competition.

Although not a European Rally Championship round this year, Ypres is an all-new round of the British tour and this will be the first time an Andrews car has been seen in the series since Russell Brookes finished 2nd in the 1991 British Championship.

Reigning European champion Chris Ingram will be taking to the track in Ypres and will be hoping that he continues his fine form this season, following two straight wins in Gran Canaria and the Azores.

The Andrews Heat for Hire-backed man has spoken of his excitement in the build-up to Thursday’s shakedown, which is expected to attract more than 5,000 spectators.

He told us: “I’m really looking forward to driving in Ypres which has traditionally always been a fabulous event for competitors and fans alike.”

A number of Andrews Sykes staff will be among the crowds this weekend, with the company’s French general manager hosting customers based in the region.

And Chris is delighted to have the travelling support of some Andrews personnel, saying: “It’s great that they will be joining us in Ypres! For some, it will be their first motor racing experience and I’m determined to play my part in ensuring they want to come back again!”

As well as competing for the podium on this groundbreaking new BRC round, Chris and co-driver Elliott Edmondson will be using the event to launch an exciting new partnership for the team and to prepare for the remaining rounds of the European Rally Championship.

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How To Beat The Heat – Infographic

Scorching summer sweats: the most radical ways to keep your cool throughout time

How To Beat The Heat - Infographic

As the UK prepares for yet another tropical heatwave this summer, Andrews Air Conditioning have been thinking about how to keep cool in the summer sun before air-conditioning’s time.
After some deep consideration, we have compiled a list of the 10 most radical and ridiculous methods to beat the heat, which span from the Sweaty Ancient Grecians to the Moist Millennials.

This animated infographic also provides insight into the effects a person can expect to see when exposed to extreme heat from the minor triggers such as sweating to major disasters such as organ failure.

Andrews Air Conditioning provide a wide selection of air-conditioning solutions to tackle the summer heat, for more information about competitive hire rates, call 0800 211 611 or click here to complete an enquiry and one of our trained consultants will get back to you shortly.

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Andrews Sykes open new Bologna depot to strengthen our presence in Italy

Andrews Sykes are pleased to announce the opening of a new depot in Bologna, Italy. This new location has been especially chosen by our subsidiary Nolo Climat to support future growth plans throughout Italy. Bologna is located in close proximity to important cities in Emilia Romagna, such as Modena, Ferrara, Ravenna, but will also to facilitate the connection with Florence, Venice, Rome and the South of Italy.

Strategically located near major road junctions and Bologna Airport G. Marconi, this new depot will provide a full range of services including the hire of air conditioning units, boilers, chillers, heaters and ventilation fans.

Alessandro Sisti, Italian Operations Director, said: “This new depot will give us an excellent base from which deliver even better level of service to our customers. We hope this strategic decision will help strengthen our market position and enable us to minimise response times in situations where customers require immediate attention.”

This announcement supports our commitment to expanding overseas as well as in the UK and is viable thanks to the success we have enjoyed, particularly in Italy, over the past 12 months. For more information on our depot locations both in the UK and overseas please click here.

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Andrews Air Conditioning set to exhibit at 2017 Facilities Show

We’re delighted to be attending the Facilities Show for a fourth successive year having previously found the event extremely successful from a business perspective. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss upcoming projects with our sales team and can find us at stand M1025 inside the ExCel Exhibition Centre.

This year’s exhibition takes place between the 20th – 22nd June and provides us with a fantastic platform for developing relationships with some of the biggest names in the facilities management industry. We also look forward to reconnecting with existing clients across the three days and hope that next week’s event proves even more successful than the ones from years gone by.

As usual, we will be running a competition which will see one lucky entrant win one of our Polar Breeze Plus portable air conditioning units. To get involved, all you have to do is visit our stand and submit your details!

Our stand will be staffed by several members of our team who have the necessary levels of experience to solve any query you may have. We will be showcasing a number of products on the stand, allowing guests a closer look at the simplicity with which temporary air conditioning systems operate. Additionally, a specialist technician will be on hand to discuss the fix air conditioning services offered by Andrews – including installation and maintenance.

If you’d like advice on an upcoming project before the show, simply explain the nature of your query by filling in a dedicated form on our website. You can also follow us on Twitter to receive daily updates about our day-to-day activity.

We are very much looking forward to interacting with as many people as possible and solving all your climate control issues, whatever they may be!

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Andrews introduce new 4.3 kW split type air conditioner

As a company with a proven track record of bringing new products to market and enhancing our hire fleet, it is with great delight that we introduce our latest air conditioning unit – the PAC14 Series 5 QC.

With summer now upon us, this addition arrives just before temperatures in the UK begin to climb and is now available to hire or buy with delivery to any location nationwide.

The PAC14 Series 5 QC provides customers with a 4.3kW split air conditioning solution perfect for situations where tey require an outdoor heat exchanger to be separate from the indoor component.

By using the R410A refrigerant, we are ensuring our latest air conditioning model does not contribute to ozone depletion and complies with all European environmental regulations.

Generating cooling capacities of 4.3kW, this portable unit has been designed for applications with an area of up to 100m³. These include offices, shops, hospitals, restaurants, marquees and small computer rooms.

The unit’s quiet operation – with an indoor unit noise level of just 52dBA – makes it ideal for sensitive environments where silence is desirable.

Detachable interconnecting lines allow the indoor and outdoor units to be separated by 3 metres and thus facilitate installation, via a 50mm hole or narrow opening. Condensate from the internal unit is pumped to the outdoor hex unit.

Features and benefits include:

- Near silent functionality so can be used in public spaces

- Uses R410A refrigerant making it environmentally friendly

- Compact and light and thus easily transported into position

- Low power consumption for energy efficiency and low running costs

- Detachable lines enabling outdoor unit to be easily sited outside

- Plug-and-play set up for instant installation

Carl Webb, sales director for HVAC at Andrews, said: “As a company with a longstanding commitment to offering customers the most cost-effective and eco-friendly products available on the market, it is with great delight that we add the PAC14 Series 5 QC air conditioner to our hire fleet.

“This stylish refrigerant unit joins our popular split type range and affords users impressive cooling capacities without requiring a large power output.”

For more information on the expansive Andrews Air Conditioning hire range, click here to see a detailed overview. Alternatively, you can discuss any potential requirements with a member of our dedicated contact team by calling today on 0800 211 611.

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Andrews Dehumidification donate equipment angling charity

Andrews have a track record of assisting countless good causes in recent years, recently we were extremely keen to provide the Fishability UK charity with some drying equipment after learning of their requirement.

The organisation was set up to support former servicemen and provide them with an outlet for indulging in mainstream activities. As a result, a number of fishing trips have been coordinated across the UK and even further afield in France – with a four-man team heading overseas in August for a week-long fish on French waters.

Andrews were made aware of the difficulty with which the group keep their angling equipment dry and offered to donate a suitable dehumidifier to ensure this problem no longer arose.

Once the dimensions of the charity’s lockup were calculated, an Andrews Dehumidification technician proposed an appropriate unit that could sit inside the facility and keep kit dry.

An FD30 was then collected by the founder of Fishability UK and will also be taken along to France when the team make their trip later this summer.

We are delighted to be playing our part in aiding a fantastic charity and hope that everyone attending enjoys the opportunity to fish in picturesque surroundings.

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