What's going on at Fabdec

Following a year of growth across the business, Fabdec is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the Shropshire Business Awards.

Fabdec is shortlisted with three other finalists for the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics Award, which will be revealed at a ceremony on Friday June 23.

Fabdec is one of the UK’s leading heating and cooling manufacturers. We have been based in Ellesmere for more than 50 years, where we research, design and manufacture all our products.

2017 has been a strong year for the business, with growth across our dairy, brewery and water heating divisions. We continue to expand into foreign markets, exporting to North America for the first time this year and increasing sales to Germany, Russia and Japan.

Recent investment in new machinery and engineering equipment means that we are better placed than ever to provide bespoke solutions to customers that other manufacturers simply could not deliver.

We have also identified a number of new opportunities for growth in the UK, and in the past six months have taken on new sales agents in Scotland and the South West to help us reach a wider customer base.

Fabdec is proud to be an ambassador for the Shropshire region and we look forward to the awards, and of course wish our fellow finalists the best of luck!

Following a year of growth across the business, Fabdec is delighted to have been named as a finalist in the Shropshire Business Awards.

Fabdec is shortlisted with three other finalists for the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics Award, which will be revealed at a ceremony on Friday June 23.

Fabdec is looking to Scotland for growth, following the appointment of Peter Ferguson as technical sales agent.

Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the heating and plumbing industry, and will be working across Scotland to develop the Fabdec brand with installers, distributors and merchants.

Fabdec is one of the UK’s leading heating and cooling manufacturers, providing water heating systems for commercial and domestic buildings. The company, which is based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, has identified Scotland as a key area for growth within its water heating divison.

Peter, from Stirlingshire, has worked across the UK in a variety of ownership and senior roles with companies including Infrarad and Trianco.

Peter said: “Fabdec is a strong brand but I believe there is real opportunity for growth in the Scottish heating and plumbing market, particularly for Fabdec’s wide range of unvented water cylinders. The products are first class and there is huge potential across residential, commercial and industrial sectors.”

One key product that Peter will be working with is the unique Excelsior i unvented water heating range, which Fabdec launched in 2015 and is patented with 3S Technology. The revolutionary 3S Technology is the first true self-sustaining cylinder, based on an internal expansion system that greatly reduces the need for maintenance and upkeep.

Peter said: “Switched on installers will be particularly interested in the Excelsior i due to the fact that it is a plug-and-play solution that requires little, if any, ongoing maintenance.”

Chris Powell, Fabdec managing director, said: “Peter has great expertise and a wealth of contacts in Scotland and we are excited to have him on board. We have seen increasing sales in our water heating division in England and Wales over the past 18 months, and we see Scotland as a natural next step for long-term growth.”

Fabdec is looking to Scotland for growth, following the appointment of Peter Ferguson as technical sales agent.

Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the heating and plumbing industry, and will be working across Scotland to develop the Fabdec brand with installers, distributors and merchants.

Managing Director Chris Powell predicts a strong start to 2017
Fabdec is breaking into new export markets as it predicts a strong start to 2017. The company produces stainless steel heating and cooling systems, has a long tradition in exploring overseas markets and is already a recipient of the Queens Award for Export.

Fabdec continues to seek new markets for its high quality products. After having strong connections to Germany, Russia and Japan the company has succeeded in a leap over the Atlantic and started exporting to North America. Plans for other markets are on the way.

Fabdec has developed a range of tanks that extend to 32,000 litres but are compact enough to fit into a dry container. This cuts transport costs and secures a safe delivery to remote places.

Managing director Chris Powell said: “The dairy sector has improved globally and the rise in milk prices means that farmers are beginning to invest in better cooling systems and technologies. As farm sizes are growing worldwide the need for big farm tanks is growing. The technology of producing such tanks is not so common worldwide.

“The UK is our main market but we have customers across Europe and are always looking at new export opportunities. The tanks we are manufacturing for North America could be a great stepping stone into the market there and we are excited about the potential. We have also had significant orders coming in from Eastern Europe, markets which had previously dipped, which is a real sign of improved confidence in the dairy industry world-wide.”

Following major investment in machinery and engineering last year – and with a highly skilled workforce – Fabdec is currently exploring opportunities to expand its steel fabrication work into sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals and soft drinks.

Chris added: “We have a huge production site, years of expertise and know-how, and the manufacturing capability to work on cylinders and tanks of any size and for any industry. “It takes years of experience and real engineering talent to adapt to bespoke manufacturing, but we have the expertise and flexibility to turn around projects quickly and to budget.”

Fabdec is breaking into new export markets as it predicts a strong start to 2017. The company produces stainless steel heating and cooling systems, has a long tradition in exploring overseas markets and is already a recipient of the Queens Award for Export.

Fabdec continues to seek new markets for its high

FOOT-WASH counts the cows, allows the used water to drain away, rinses and then refills the bath.
FOOT-WASH is the name of the new automated footbath for cows from Fabdec. The footbath, which holds up to 200 litres, is easy to operate and ensures consistent and effective hoof hygiene. It counts the cows and then allows the solution to drain away through a pneumatic valve at the base of the bath after the set number of cows have been through. The drain valve is the full width of the bath to ensure quick and complete drainage of the solution. Then the bath is automatically rinsed and refilled. It can be filled either with plain water or using a hoof-care product. FOOT-WASH comes with 2 high volume perestaltic pumps, meaning 2 different hoof-care products can be used in the water.

The footbath is made of stainless steel and the top is covered by rubber matting. Pipework for the water and the hoof-care products is on both sides of the bath to ensure an easy installation.

FOOT-WASH is the name of the new automated footbath for cows from Fabdec. The footbath, which holds up to 200 litres, is easy to operate and ensures consistent and effective hoof hygiene. It counts the cows and then allows the solution to drain away through a pneumatic valve at the base of the bath after the set
3S Pre-Plumb » 28th November 2016
Fabdec launches pre-plumb water heater with 3S Technology
Fabdec are introducing a pre-plumb version of its pioneering Excelsior i range of unvented water heaters. Fabdec launched the Excelsior in 2015 as the world’s first self-sustaining unvented heater, using patented 3S Technology to circumvent the need for an external vessel or floating baffle. The pre-plumb version is primarily aimed at the domestic sector, allowing for a simple and fast installation, even in enclosed spaces. Fabdec unveiled the range at the PHEX Chelsea show in November and it will be available to buy in 2017.

Stuart Doggrell, Fabdec general manager for water heating, said: “The Excelsior i range offers a wealth of benefits to installers, developers and specifiers, and the pre-plumb version just takes it an extra step further in terms of ease of installation. Since launching the Excelsior i last year, sales have been strong across a range of sectors, with heaters going into refurbished apartments, social housing developments, leisure centres, offices and more. With 3S Technology, the vessel requires absolutely minimal maintenance and this is proving particularly popular with social and private landlords. Add in the negligible heat loss and ease of operation, and the Excelsior i is an efficient and cost-friendly hot water solution.”

Fabdec have been a leader in stainless steel vessels for more than 50 years, producing and distributing high quality water heaters from its design and manufacturing HQ in Ellesmere, Shropshire. Its 3S Technology is a unique self-sustaining system, adopting a simple natural phenomenon based on the Venturi effect, a patented system in which atmospheric air is drawn into the system as water is demanded upstream. Because this occurs as per the hot water demand it does not deteriorate in performance over a period of time. The 3S Technology and automatic replenishment of the air gap saves time and money – there are no internal, moving parts in the cylinder and once the Venturi valve is installed, no additional parts are required. The absence of an external expansion vessel means the tank can fit into more compact installation spaces. The 3S technology also maintains 3 bar working pressure at outlet, subject to adequate incoming mains water pressure. Fabdec carried out extensive field trials and completed WRAS approved endurance testing to verify the credentials of this revolutionary technology. The tanks provide 60mm insulation, giving market leading heat loss figures, while the immersion heater, temperature and pressure relief valves have also been insulated for added reduction in heat loss.

The Excelsior i pre-plumb range ensures that the Venturi, the control valves, combination inlet valve, and pump are all pre-assembled and wired to a central wiring centre, adding further to the ease of installation and compact packaging. It will be available in a range of sizes from 175l to 305l to suit most domestic needs.

To register interest in the pre-plumb range email stuart.doggrell@fabdec.com or call 01691 627 200.
Fabdec are introducing a pre-plumb version of its pioneering Excelsior i range of unvented water heaters. Fabdec launched the Excelsior in 2015 as the world’s first self-sustaining unvented heater, using patented 3S Technology to circumvent the need for an external vessel or floating baffle. The pre-
New Appointment » 9th September 2016
Fabdec appoints new South West technical sales agent
Manufacturer Fabdec is continuing its growth in the South West of England with the appointment of Grant Williams as technical sales agent.

Grant will be working in the south west of the country to develop the Fabdec brand within the HVAC and building services sectors, while maintaining key accounts and installers across the region.

West Midlands-based Fabdec is one of the UK’s leading heating and cooling manufacturers, providing water heating systems for commercial and domestic buildings. The company, which is headquartered in Ellesmere, Shropshire, and has more than 150 staff, has identified the South West as a key area for growth.

Grant, 54, from Chippenham in Wiltshire, has extensive experience in the domestic and commercial heating industry, as well as experience in building services being an accredited Part L SAP assessor. He has worked as an agent for 14 years for various manufacturing companies including British Gas, Worcester Heat Systems and Viessmann.

Grant said: “I’m looking forward to joining the team at Fabdec as it gives me the opportunity to open new doors with existing and new clients in the South West.

“I will be looking to create more contacts for the business across the region, connecting with consultants, architects, local authorities, housing associations and contractors to raise the profile of Fabdec in the area.”

One key product that Grant will be working with is the unique Excelsior I unvented water heating range, which Fabdec launched in 2015 and is patented with 3S Technology. The revolutionary 3S Technology is the first true self-sustaining cylinder, based on an internal expansion system that greatly reduces the need for maintenance and upkeep.

Grant said: “The unique feature within the Excelsior I range means it has the opportunity to greatly reduce the ongoing maintenance for both local authorities and housing associations and as such it has real advantages for both sectors.”

Chris Powell, Fabdec managing director, said: “We are very excited to have Grant on board to work with us as we expand in the South West. We see a lot of opportunities for Fabdec in the region and with Grant’s industry knowledge and network of contacts we are planning for sustainable long-term growth.”

Manufacturer Fabdec is continuing its growth in the South West of England with the appointment of Grant Williams as technical sales agent.

Grant will be working in the south west of the country to develop the Fabdec brand within the HVAC and building services sectors, while maintaining key accounts and installers

Fabdec has recently become an industrial associate of CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) in order to better understand the needs of the plumbing and heating sector. Fabdec now has the opportunity to share its unprecedented knowledge in the unvented sector as it works more closely with fellow-minded manufacturing businesses. Moreover Fabdec is now better placed to reach out to the membership of some 7,500 plumbing and heating professionals.
Fabdec has recently become an industrial associate of CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) in order to better understand the needs of the plumbing and heating sector. Fabdec now has the opportunity to share its unprecedented knowledge in the unvented
A makeover for the Excelsior water heater with internal expansion

Fabdec are proud to launch our PIONEER range, a revamped version of the Excelsior water heater with internal expansion:

  • Internal expansion rated to 2 bar with no expansion vessel
  • 3kW incoloy immersion heater
  • Very low heat loss with high-density 60mm insulation
  • Twin thermostat adjustable from 25°C to 65°C, with weekly anti-legionella ‘boost’ function
  • Sizes from 70 to 295 litres in smart green coloured finish
  • Designed & manufactured in the UK

For more information please give us a call on 01691 627 200.

Fabdec are proud to launch our PIONEER range, a revamped version of the Excelsior water heater with internal expansion:

  • Internal expansion rated to 2 bar with no expansion vessel
  • 3kW incoloy immersion heater
  • Very low heat loss with high-density 60mm insulation
  • Twin thermostat
Fabdec prepares for implementation of new labelling classes

The attached letter sets out steps Fabdec are taking to designate water storage vessels in preparation for the implementation of ERP labelling classes on the 26th September 2015.

Click here to read the letter from the Managing Director

The attached letter sets out steps Fabdec are taking to designate water storage vessels in preparation for the implementation of ERP labelling classes on the 26th September 2015.

Click here to read the letter from the Managing

Fabdec launches the 'excelsior i' » 25th February 2015
The unvented water heater with a self-sustaining air-gap system

Fabdec are proud to launch our new unvented water heater, known as the 'excelsior i':

  • It operates using internal expansion thanks to a self-sustaining air-gap
  • It is installer-friendly and space-saving
  • It is insulated with 60mm environmentally-friendly foam
  • Both indirect and direct models 80 - 500 litre capacity available

For more information please give us a call on 01691 627 200.

Fabdec are proud to launch our new unvented water heater, known as the 'excelsior i':

  • It operates using internal expansion thanks to a self-sustaining air-gap
  • It is installer-friendly and space-saving
  • It is insulated with 60mm environmentally-friendly foam
  • Both indirect and

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