Strategic underfloor heating partnership with Giacomini UK

  • 11 Dec 2017

Ecofit Energy Systems partnership with Giacomini UK ensures projects benefit from top underfloor heating product installation.  

When energy industry guru Mike McDonald recognised that the commercial underfloor heating sector was becoming “commoditised”, with installers choosing a pick ‘n’ mix policy of bringing together the various components on a lowest cost basis, he took a decision to base his young business on a manufacturer’s brand.

Partnership with Giacomini UK 

With a life-time in the energy industry, including as Divisional Board Director at BSS and Managing Director of two BAXI Commercial Heating businesses, Mike approached Giacomini UK, a company whose products and expertise he knew well, and formed a strategic partnership with his Cardiff based Ecofit Energy Systems business.

Mike McDonald said: Five years later Giacomini accounts for more than 80% of our UFH products and we would not have enjoyed our great rate of growth without the support of Giacomini. We are a true partnership, playing to each other’s’ strengths. We identify and win the business, and they design the systems and provide the components, with full technical support.

When you are working with major commercial undertakings, local education authorities and universities, you need the confidence of the guarantees, product supply and technical support that only a major manufacturer, such as Giacomini, can offer. This has enabled us to target bigger and more complex installations with confidence.”

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L-R: Alistair Moore, Giacomini UK Sales Manager; Mike McDonald, Ecofit Energy Systems Commercial Manager; Lauren McDonald, Ecofit Energy Systems Managing Director; Matt Lowe, Giacomini UK Managing Director

Ecofit Energy Systems offers a complete design, installation, testing and monitoring service for environmentally friendly energy systems throughout Wales, the South West and along the M4 corridor into central London.

The business partnership goes from strength to strength and has recently won a contract to provide underfloor heating at five primary schools in Powys and its largest order yet, a 174 apartment development in Bristol. Mike often works with Giacomini’s approved sub-contractors as part of the package.

For more information about Giacomini UK visit www.giacomini.co.uk

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