Pictured are Simon West, CEO, ICS Cool Energy; Jeff Spolnik, director, ICS Cool Energy; Adam Spolnik, director, ICS Cool Energy; Edin Rahic, co-owner, Bradford City FC); James Mason, COO, Bradford City FC; and Kevin Whyte, director, ICS Cool Energy
A leader in temperature control systems for business and industry, ICS Cool Energy, has opened a new 30,000ft2 sales, distribution and warehousing facility in Bradford.
The site, located on Millersdale Close on the Euroway Industrial Estate, is the latest step in the £50m company’s relationship with Bradford, having opened its first office in the city when the business was established in 1989.
The new facility, which replaces the previous site at Caspian House, East Parade, represents a £2 million investment from the privately-owned company. It comprises 5,000ft2 office and training areas, 25,000ft2 warehouse and equipment servicing and test facilities, together with extensive yard and car parking spaces.
With its head office in Southampton, the company employs some 250 people nationwide and at offices throughout Europe, with 40 employees based at Bradford. It’s anticipated that further jobs in the city will be created as the business continues its expansion programme.
ICS Cool Energy’s new facility was officially opened by Bradford City FC’s co-owner, Edin Rahic, and Chief Operating Officer, James Mason, along with one of ICS Cool Energy’s founding directors Jeff Spolnik and director Adam Spolnik, both of whom are lifelong City fans.
In addition to a long term commitment to business in the city, the company actively supports Bradford City Football Club, where there’s also been new investment under the new joint owners Stefan Rupp and Edin Rahic. ICS Cool Energy currently sponsors the scoreboard which has been part of the club’s Upgrade the Parade initiative.
It was business founders Jeff Spolnik and Phil Wilson who recognised the strategic importance of the location in ICS Cool Energy’s early days, as they looked for a second site to support customers in the north of the country.
Mr Spolnik said: “As a Bradford man, I’m particularly proud of this latest move to bigger premises which is our sixth move in the city over a period of nearly 30 years. It demonstrates our commitment to the area as we’re looking ahead to yet more steady growth, with Bradford representing an important business hub for the UK.
“This most recent expansion of our UK operation will enable us to be even more responsive to our customers not just in the home market but through our group businesses in Ireland, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland and France. We’ve an ambitious growth programme to deliver efficient and effective heating and cooling solutions to a vast array of industrial sectors.”
ICS Cool Energy’s temperature control solutions are used by industries and businesses worldwide, from global market leaders to niche producers for whom controlling temperatures is essential in the manufacturing process, through to buildings where people live and work.