4 June 2018

JD Cooling expands in South East

The JD Cooling Group has opened a new regional office in the South East, complemented with the appointment of produce storage technology specialists James Tumber and Tudor Petcu.

Left to right: Adam Stevens, operations director; Tudor Petcu, senior engineer - South East; James Tumber, regional manager - South East; Richard Corby, service director.

Mr Tumber and Mr Petcu (previously of Tudor Multi Services), will bring comprehensive knowledge and experience in ripening room technologies, cold storage and controlled atmosphere rooms to further strengthen JD Cooling Group’s all-round services to its well-established and expanding client base.

Over the last few years, Tudor Multi Services worked closely with JD Cooling Group on a number of projects and has seen first-hand the Group’s customer-led focus and aspiration to deliver the highest standards of service and installations.

It was a natural move to join forces to deliver a stronger service package to clients within the South East, with the backup of a countrywide engineering network and vast technical resources.

This is just one area of expansion for the Group within the past six months. Sensing a niche in the market with the severe shortage of skilled people within the refrigeration controls field, JD Cooling Group felt that there was an opportunity to move into this sector, launching JDI Controls in early 2018.

JDI Control Systems now operates independently to support third party clients, not necessary directly linked with the industrial refrigeration market. JDI Controls will also align with the JD Cooling Group’s visions and automation design to complete large industrial projects, in addition to the Group’s industrial service business.

To provide a base for JDI Controls, the Group has opened a new regional office in Bristol, which also serves as a dedicated service hub to act as first responders to customers in the area. 

As advocates of local employment and training, JD Cooling Group’s drive is to invest in local employment, training and apprentices to grow its own workforce and complement their new regional offices within the South East and South West.


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