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Airedale acquires additional space in Bradford

UK: Leeds-headquartered critical cooling specialists Airedale by Modine has acquired a 14.6 acre manufacturing site in nearby Bradford to provide increased manufacturing, testing, office and storage capabilities.

The new 29,000 m2 the facility on the outskirts of Bradford was acquired to meet industry demand for data center cooling systems in Europe and beyond.

The site will specialize in the production and testing of precision air conditioning equipment such as air handlers and computer room fan.

walls. With Airedale’s existing facility in Leeds focusing on chiller production, the move will increase the company’s UK data center cooling production capacity by 150%.

The Bradford site is currently used as a distribution centre. Under a six-month license agreement, the previous owner will continue to operate from there until the end of September 2024.

Production of the first Airedale by Modine units in Bradford is planned to begin in December 2024 once the site has been reconfigured.

The investment in the site will include various structural changes to existing buildings, the installation of new production assemblies and test equipment, and the development of a state-of-the-art 2 MW test center.

This R&D investment will add to Airedale by Modine’s already world-leading testing capabilities and increase overall capacity for R&D testing and customer witness trials.

Increased production and testing will lead to new jobs in the area.

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