Made in Britain
We’re hitting the marque with ‘Made in Britain’
Made in Britain was founded in 2011 with the aim of helping everyone identify British-made products. The not-for-profit organisation now includes thousands of products from over 800 members, ranging from large manufacturers to small companies and start-ups, with Airedale joining Stoves, Synergy Health, Acorn Stairlifts, Dwelle, and King of Shaves among others.
Quality & reassurance – Engineered to perform
Joining the Made in Britain campaign and applying the unique marque on all UK manufactured products, serves as a means for customers to recognise goods that are manufactured in Great Britain, and empowers customer decisions with verification, and a marque, immediately identifying the country of origin’s expertise, ethics, quality standards, differentiation and authenticity.
Airedale has been manufacturing high-efficiency cooling systems just outside Leeds since 1974 and we are hugely proud of our British engineered products, fitting naturally with the vision of Made in Britain.
For Airedale, Made in Britain will highlight the provenance of Airedale’s multi-award winning, UK-manufactured cooling systems, such as the TurboChill™ (CIBSE Building Performance Awards Energy Saving Product of the Year 2015), and the SmartCool™ (Data Centre Solutions Datacentre Energy Efficiency Product of the Year).
Made in Britain – applied worldwide
Airedale exports to customers in over 60 different countries, including the Far-East, Middle-East, Africa, and countries even as far as New Zealand. Our systems are engineered to perform. Conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in the UK, and applied worldwide. With innovation, performance and efficiency at their heart, we are proud of our British heritage.
It is the values of quality British manufacturing which provides Airedale with a platform to compete on a domestic and global scale, with world-class, industry leading cooling solutions.
By joining Made in Britain, unlike the vast proportion of our competitors, we are able to adopt a mark of distinction to our customer base. It is an assurance of quality, support and performance that is the DNA of our brand, and is demonstrated in the customer orientated systems we deliver.
Growing the local economy
Closer to home, the impact manufacturing has had on the community has been tremendous. Airedale has 438 employees based at our Rawdon manufacturing HQ, and employs a further 107 staff members, of which over 50 are technical, controls and service and maintenance engineers who provide aftersales support to some of the UK’s largest data centres, maintaining uptime, and most importantly, energy efficiency.
UK manufacturing provides strong growth not just for the UK economy as a whole, but also for enriching local communities with opportunities, otherwise outsourced to countries where production and labour costs are lower.