Electro-Breeze Manufacturing headed south of the border
By Megan HoeglerCooling HPAC General HVAC Systems mergers and acquisitions
The Saint-Sauveur, Quebec-based manufacturer of commercial and residential HVAC air filtration systems will be re-branded under the newly created 'Electro-Breeze by Fresh-Aire UV' brand.
Electro-Breeze Manufacturing has been annexed by Florida-based Fresh-Aire UV, making it the second Canadian manufacturer to be acquired by a foreign company this month.
The Saint-Sauveur, Quebec-based manufacturer of commercial and residential HVAC air filtration systems will be re-branded under the newly created ‘Electro-Breeze by Fresh-Aire UV’ brand. Pierre Audet, founder and current president of Electro-Breeze, has joined the Fresh-Aire UV team and is currently overseeing the transition and equipment manufacturing operations at Fresh-Aire UV’s Jupiter, Florida-based plant.
“Electro-Breeze is a leader in the high-efficiency filtration and polarized air cleaner market,” said Audet, who founded the company in 2002. “Our global reach and innovative solutions have made Electro-Breeze a premier filtration manufacturer… with their extensive distribution network, sales force and in-house engineering, we expect Fresh-Aire UV will continue to offer the most innovative, advanced filtration systems in the future.”
Fresh-Aire UV will now offer particulate removal, using Electro-Breeze’s sub-micron polarized filtration technology.
“We now offer a full-line, turnkey filtration solution for our HVAC distributors and contractors to address any IAQ challenges, whether it’s biological, VOCs and now particulates,” said Chris Willette, president of Fresh-Aire UV.
Audet is currently at the Fresh-Aire UB plant in Jupiter overseeing the transition. He will remain with the brand for the foreseeable future.
Earlier this month Trane announced the acquisition of Arctic Chiller Group, a Canadian-based HVAC manufacturer, specializing in high efficiency air- and water-cooled, modular and process chillers for commercial HVAC and process cooling applications.