Elta Group Strengthen Dedicated Building Services Business


West Midlands based Elta Group Ltd has seen significant growth and development since its beginning in 1996. Now a £100M privately owned family business, the Group operates in 7 countries across 4 continents and is delighted to announce new investment plans which will see the business structured to support it’s growth and that of the UK construction industry.

The newly formed ‘Elta Group Building Services’ unites existing brands Elta Fans [Building Services & Residential divisions], Air Design, idealair group and Hydor Building Services under one umbrella, whilst each will retain its own distinctive brand identity within the portfolio.

The move sees the collation of a singular, comprehensive portfolio of commercial and industrial fans, air handling and heat recovery units, grilles, bespoke louvres and residential ventilation products. This range of highly competitive products will enable the business to satisfy larger and more diverse project specifications, whilst extending the reach of their exceptional customer service operations.

Committed to the growth of its people, Elta Group Building Services has invested in recruitment and training for both the internal and external teams. Supporting the business in the market place are a team of 14 expert external sales managers, including 3 managers dedicated to specification and a specialist residential team.

Elta Group Chairman, David Ball, commented: “Our activities worldwide have continued to achieve organic growth in the Group’s principle markets, despite the worst recession in living history. In Europe, our building services markets have been challenging during this period, although the developments initiated across our own building services brands through Group investments, for e.g. ErP compliant products to meet stringent regulatory standards, positions the Group to capitalise on growing demand for more energy efficient products in these markets. We are fully committed to the widening opportunities the building services markets provide, with a portfolio of brands to meet the more demanding requirements of today’s markets.”

The launch of Elta Group Building Services also sees a change to manufacturing operations. Currently operating across 3 sites, the brands will join together creating a focussed centre of manufacturing and assembly, a dedicated warehousing and distribution plant and an expert internal sales and customer service office located on the Pensnett Trading Estate, Kingswinford, West Midlands.

The investment program provides significant expansion to existing operations; delivering a 200% increase in finished goods space and a 33% increase in manufacturing space. The implementation of progressive lean manufacturing processes, combined with and a multi-skilled workforce offer further improvements to productivity and flexibility throughout the premises.

Mr Ball continued: “With focused manufacturing and assembly operations we are able to drive forward with innovative product development whilst our distribution and warehousing plant supports our long term commitment to stock availability. Combined with the breadth of skills and knowledge our people hold, this gives us a firm base from which to serve our customers and the construction industry.”

The relocation of operations is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.