Heatking, a division of TEV Ltd., have just announced that with effect from the 1st October their BWarm 8000 and 12000 Air Source Heat Pump units have been added to the Energy Technology List and as such are eligible for the government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance.
The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Department Energy & Climate Change is seen by the Government as a key part of their programme to manage climate change. It provides businesses with enhanced tax relief for investments in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria.
John Lightfoot, from Heatking, explained that they had received several requests from some of their larger clients to add their products to the ETL list so they could take full advantage of the Enhanced Capital Allowance.
John added “we are very pleased to be able to offer our clients the advantage of ECA when buying our product, together with it’s MCS accreditation, it is a further example of our products being amongst the most efficient available in Europe.”
Marstair, a division of TEV Ltd., have just announced that with effect from the 1st October their MRC+ range of 13 units from size 50 to 180 have been added to the Energy Technology List and as such are eligible for the Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance.
The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme will provide 100% tax relief for the MRC+ Refrigeration Condensing Unit product range, in the same tax year as the purchase is made. As well as the added tax incentive, investing in the MRC+ product range could reduce a company’s energy bills. A further benefit still would be the reduction in a company’s Climate Change Levy, thus providing significant long-term savings from the initial investment in the product.
Chris Chisman, Marstair’s Operations Manager explained that “customers would now be able to benefit from all the design work carried out by our engineers to make sure our products are some of the most efficient in the market”.
As a UK manufacturer, the Company has been nominated as a finalist for the Sustain' Magazine Sustainable UK Manufacturing Award. As a company TEV are proactive throughout its operations in their employment of environmentally conscious strategies, more of which is written in our Environmental Commitment .
The award is open to UK manufacturers only and as a Company TEV are proud that they manufacture vertually every one of their products in their West Yorkshire based factory. Key factors that may have impressed the judges were the Company's pro-active Environmental Policy, its BS EN ISO 14001:2004 accreditation, its current energy saving project that has reduced energy usage in the factory by almost 20% and its range of environmentally conscious products ranging from renewable heating for domestic properties to its low carbon products for use in large buildings and hotels.
The Directors of the company are delighted with the nomination and look forward to the Award Announcement in London on 3rd March 2009.
Tev’s engineering apprentice, David Moorhouse has been named Apprentice of the Year and Engineer of the Year by Kirkdale Industrial Training Services at an awards ceremony at Galpharm Stadium in West Yorkshire.
David, 21, has been celebrating with colleagues and is delighted to be awarded this on the final year of his HND Engineering course.
“I was so surprised! I’ve worked hard on the course but when I attended the ceremony I thought it was just to receive my certificate. Winning two awards and a free laptop made it a brilliant evening!” said David.
David joined TEV as an apprentice engineer in 2003 and works in the design and engineering department for TEV at their Brighouse site in West Yorkshire. Working on the development of the Quartz range of products, which were the recent choice for the air-conditioning system at the new St Pancras Station, London has given David great practical experience alongside his studies.
“It was a great opportunity for me to be able to join TEV just after leaving school. The team is great, the Company have been so supportive in my training and an apprenticeship has given me the best of both worlds, working and training all at the same time.” David added.
The Engineering Manager, Chris Chisman also added;
“As a company TEV are very committed to developing staff through apprenticeship training which enables us as a UK design and manufacturing company to be developing skills for the future in the UK. We are really proud of David as he has worked so hard and is such an asset to the team!”
Quartz Solutions, launched in September 2007, has been shortlisted for the H&V News Awards - Air Conditioning Product of the Year Award 2008. The H&V News Awards which take place on May 1st at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London are now in their 14th year and are the highlight of the HVAC industry calendar.
A completely packaged, fully assembled and fully calibrated fan coil system that is quite simply ready to go, Quartz Solutions is not simply about selling a product, it is delivering a solution!
Quartz products, in almost every situation are a component of a larger system designed by a consultant, purchased individually by an M&E contractor, assembled on site and commissioned by an independent company. Quartz Solutions brings all these components together and offers the complete package. Valves are self balancing and set to the correct flow rate, the fan utilised is an ec/dc type with a self commissioning controller that is factory set for the correct airflow volume. Added to this the supply diffusers and return air grilles are selected to meet the defined noise criteria and following the system installation (plug & play) a trained Quartz Engineer will visit onsite and check every unit for correct installation.
The benefits are :
Reduced labour due to factory supply and fitting of components
Reduces/eliminates requirement for double regulating valves.
Reduces/eliminates requirement for site and air side commissioning.
A Quartz Solutions engineering check ensures correct installation every time
Quartz Solutions guarantee gives peace of mind and reduces risk of project over-run.
As 2007 draws to a close TEV Ltd. announces a restructuring of its Board of Directors.
Almost 4 years to the day after it’s Buy In Management Buy Out from IMI plc of IMI Air Conditioning in 2003, TEV Ltd. has restructured its board in preparation for the next phase in its planned development.
Having spent the last 4 years helping to set the strategy for the future of TEV Ltd. as Managing Director, Jim Vigor now moves into his new role of Executive Chairman of TEV Ltd.’s holding company Thermal Energy Ventures Ltd. Richard Dossett becomes their Group Managing Director and TEV Ltd.’s Coporate Development Director, Tony Hammersley becomes TEV Ltd.’s Director and General Manager and John Lightfoot continues with his role of Sales & Marketing Director.
These moves follow significant investment by TEV Ltd. during 2007 in strengthening its customer facing management team. This year has seen the appointment of Rob Whitehouse as the Marstair Division Sales Manager, Alex Muirhead as Area Sales Manager for the Quartz division, Chris Hill as the Heatking Division’s Sales Manager for England, Wales & Ireland, Jim Mckay as Heatking’s Sales Manager for Scotland and Stephen Ashurst as Heatking Product Support Manager.
John Lightfoot commented that this increased customer focus demonstrated TEV Ltd.’s continued commitment to Research & Development which has produced three new product ranges to TEV’s portfolio in 2007; Heatking’s new BCool2 range of heating optimised cooling and heating Air Source Heat Pumps, the “i” range of BWarm Air Source Heat Pumps capable of producing heating water of 65°C; and Marstair’s range of low temperature condensing units for the refrigeration industry, promising for an exciting future for TEV Ltd.
John added that in addition to new products, new services are also being offered such as Quartz Solutions which helps to eliminate many of the issues which occur during the commissioning stage of a chilled water project.
With the planned introduction of a range of Ground Source Heat Pumps and a new energy efficient system for the catering industry to be launched in 2008 the team at TEV can’t wait to roll out their ambitious plans for next year.
The TEV group is the UK's leading designer and manufacturer of packaged air conditioning equipment, is one of the top UK suppliers of chilled water fancoil systems and is the largest supplier of air source heat pumps for residential properties in the UK.
With over 40 per cent of its production going to export markets, TEV has a strong reputation both internationally and within the UK for providing high quality, innovative products and delivering excellent customer service and technical support.
TEV’s pedigree goes back to 1971 and for more than 30 years it has occupied the present site at Brighouse in West Yorkshire. Today this factory employs 90 people and incorporates production space of 65,000 sq ft plus a further 20,000 sq ft of office space. The company also has one of the best development facilities in the country including a workshop and three purpose built test laboratories.
The innovative products in the TEV range are manufactured to comply with all the relevant industry standards and are universally recognised for their technical excellence, quality and efficiency. Products are CE marked and the company’s operations meet the ISO 9001:2000 world quality standard.
The company is a forward-thinking manufacturer with its product development concentrated on the design of energy efficient products to incorporate the latest technological advances. The company’s commitment to the environment is demonstrated by its certification to the ISO 140001 standard
TEV products are distributed through a network of Distributors and Agents based in the UK, and Export Sales, through Distributors, into countries including: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey.
The continuous introduction of new and improved energy efficient products, together with a strong emphasis on customer support highlights the commitment of the group to future growth.