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Andrews Sykes Group

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Industry  Climate control
Founded  1857
Number of employees  600 approx.
Headquarters  United Kingdom
Type  Public limited company
Andrews Sykes Group httpswwwandrewssykescommediaimageslogo1png
Key people  Paul Wood, Managing Director Jacques Murray, Chairman
Stock price  ASY (LON) 436.00 GBX -9.00 (-2.02%)1 Mar, 3:37 PM GMT - Disclaimer

Andrews Sykes Group is a specialist hire company in the United Kingdom, and a supplier of pumping, heating and cooling solutions. Its headquarters are in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.


In 1989, Sykes Pumps was merged with Andrews Industrial Equipment by Braithwaite Group to form what is known today as Andrews Sykes Hire Ltd. The company has 30 depots based in the UK, with more than 300 UK-based staff. There are also a number of operations internationally with bases across Europe, the Middle East and North America.

It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and also features in the FTSE 100 Index.

It is majority-owned by its chairman, Tony Murray.


Originally set-up in 1857, the company was established as a pumps specialist working on numerous schemes along the River Thames. In the late 1920s, founder Henry Sykes bought land on the Greenwich marshes to supplement premises in Bankside which became the business headquarters. 1964 saw the introduction of Andrews Industrial Equipment, which was at this time a separate entity from the Sykes brand. Andrews was predominantly involved with heating equipment and steam cleaners initially but by 1970, had branched out into air conditioning units.

During this period, the company quickly broadened its geographical presence by opening depots in London, Glasgow and Nottingham – in addition to its original base in Wolverhampton.

Following Braithwaite Group’s acquisition of what was by then known as Sykes Pumps, a merger was completed in 1989 – forming what is known today as Andrews Sykes Hire Ltd. In the years since, the organisation has been heavily involved in a number of high-profile projects including the construction of the Millennium Dome in 1999.


Andrews Sykes Hire is now active across Europe, with depots in the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Middle Eastern regions. The company currently offers heating and air conditioning equipment, boilers, chillers and other HVAC services. The equipment is regularly used across a full range of applications, ranging from construction sites and power stations to offshore oil facilities and manufacturing plants.


Andrews Sykes Group Wikipedia

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