Other companies may have found themselves struggling as the
recession took hold, but 2009 proved to be a bumper year for
Wiltshire-based DHW specialist Beaumont Water Heaters.
The company has achieved spectacular sales growth for its range of industrial and commercial hot water heaters across all sectors – hospitals, schools, police stations, prisons, hotels, office and mansion blocks, commercial laundries and food production facilities.
Among its many completed installations, the company can count Queen Mary College, University of London; Wayland Prison, Norfolk; the former Woolworth ’s head off ice in Marylebone Road, London; the Hilton Hotel, Portsmouth; Bristol Youth Hostel; Carmel College, Merseyside; Bart ’s Hospital, London; Jack Wright Fish Wholesalers, Fleetwood; and the Girl Guides ’ national head off ice in Hampshire. Ongoing projects include Merry Down Meats in Cornwall; HMP Sheppey, Essex; the Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton; Simmons Bakery in Hatfield, Hertfordshire; the prestigious Conrad Hotel in Dublin; and Apex Laundry in Great Yarmouth. Installations ranged from single Minimasters to multiple Energymasters and VE 200s. Strong trading also enabled Beaumont to expand its production facility at
Landford, Wiltshire, and increase its direct workforce.
Managing Director Jim Fallon said the build quality and energy efficiency of the company’s range had proved the trump card in its sales drive. Recession notwithstanding, environmental concerns were prompting specifiers to give overall lifetime costs and energy efficiency priority over capital costs.
“Our equipment isn’t the cheapest on the market because we
design and build our water heaters to last,” he said“. But in
many of our new contracts, we’ve been replacing competitors’
equipment which failed after only four or five years – even less, in
some cases. Because of our commitment to the highest possible
specifications, though, it ’s not at all uncommon for Beaumont Water
Heaters to have a life of over 20 years, and some have lasted for
over 30 years and are still going strong.
“During that time, with regular servicing, they usually require little maintenance, and our unique design gives them fuel efficiency are head and shoulders above the competition".
“It ’s like my mother always told me – buy cheap, buy twice.”