Netherlands

What’s been happening in Europe this month?

UK

We knew last month had been a good one, but it has since come to light that it was our best December on record from a revenue perspective! Britain experienced snowfall, ice and bitter temperatures – and it’s fair to say our clients were cold. Although we didn’t have a choice in the weather, our loyal customers chose us to provide temporary heating units. We’ve always made it our target to provide a high level of service and deliver during sleet, snow, or shine, and that’s exactly what we did!

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What’s been happening in Europe this Month? (World Cup Edition)

UK

In the UK, it is our social media channels that have been receiving the plaudits! Out of our amazing line-up, we have awarded the golden boot to our TikTok page – after recently going viral and hitting more than 100k views in one video! Click the hyperlinks below and make sure you follow us on all channels! We are on LinkedIn, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter.

Italy

In Italy, our colleagues at Nolo Climat have finally let one of our newest players off the bench to make their debut. We are of course referring to our new submersible pumps, and it is with great delight that we announce that some of these are now out on hire! Quite fittingly, a sporting association needed to move water from one pond to another, prompting an enquiry and our first official pump order.

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What’s been happening in Europe this month?

Italy

Our Italian branch, Nolo Climat, has been showing its passion for fashion by maintaining momentum from their work at the Milan fashion week in September. Our specialists in Italy proposed a heating solution for an exclusive footwear brand’s showroom, in one of the most exclusive locations in Milan. After a thorough inspection of the building, our FH185 DV models were identified as the optimal heating solution for the showroom and surrounding spaces. Four heaters will remain on site until December, along with diesel tanks that are equipped with a remote level management system that allows fuel levels to be viewed through a mobile app.

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Russell Brookes set to finally claim silver tulip accolade

This week, rally fans are closely following the 64th edition of the Tulpenrallye which concludes on Saturday 13 May. But for one man in particular, the event – held in the Netherlands – will be a markedly nostalgic occasion.

Thirty-nine years ago, Russell Brookes and co-driver Peter Bryant negotiated their way around the 800-mile track to score an outright victory in an Andrews Heat for Hire sponsored Ford Escort RS 1800.

The ‘Gulf Tulip Rally’ was aptly named because the annual winner was presented with a trio of silver tulips, as opposed to a more conventional trophy.

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Andrews Sykes’ English employees take on European co-workers in annual football match

On Saturday 14th May, an Andrews Sykes “European” team descended upon The Valley where they faced their British colleagues in what has become a traditional footballing encounter between members of staff.

The visitors’ squad comprised of Dutch, Italian and French participants while players for the hosts were flown in from as far afield as Glasgow! Boasting a former professional among their ranks, the home side were confident of a victory that has frustratingly eluded them ever since the first encounter took place in 2013.

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Andrews comes to the Netherlands: a brief look back

When Andrews Sykes sponsored the Wolverhampton Wanderers versus Charlton Athletic match at Molineux in January, company founder John Andrews was present along with a number of longstanding employees. The event offered a good opportunity for staff members past and present to discuss the business’ growth and reminisce, with the conversation eventually turning to our overseas operations.

In 1971, we opened our first depot abroad in the Netherlands – in a town called Bleiswijk, close to Rotterdam – and this was arguably the catalyst for further growth throughout much of the continent and beyond.

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