Baxi Heating has acquired Packaged Plant Solutions to strengthen and grow its existing packaged plant room offer in line with market demands.

Packaged Plant Solutions, an established packaged plant room specialist, will become part of Baxi Heating’s commercial business, joining the Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial and Remeha brands.

According to Baxi, market indicators suggest there will be a continued drive for off-site prefabricated solutions, especially because of the growth of heat networks which often require a central plant room.

To meet this increased market demand, and to strengthen its packages offering, Baxi Heating has acquired Packaged Plant Solutions. This acquisition places the manufacturing facility at Milton Keynes in direct contact with Gas Pre-Heat customers, and will improve its customer service to these utility customers, while enabling Packaged Plant Solutions to engage its technical capability directly on these projects.

Packaged Plant Solutions supplies complete pre-built packaged plant rooms for commercial and industrial applications. In addition to building the plant room, Packaged Plant Solutions manufactures riser and corridor modules to take the heat from the plant room around the building and, to complete the system; it also manufactures utility cupboards for end user apartments. These are delivered to site complete with heat interface units, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery ventilation systems, underfloor heating and digital connections already installed.

The acquisition enables Baxi Heating to provide the complete solution to its customers as it can supply boilers, water heaters and CHP products, HIUs and smart controls.

Adam Turk, Managing Director of Baxi Heating’s commercial business, said: “The packaged plant room market offers significant opportunities – making this a really exciting acquisition. While we are already active in this market, acquiring Packaged Plant Solutions will transform this part of our business, strengthening our offer to customers.

“We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Packaged Plant Solutions, and already work exceptionally well with its team. We’re looking forward to integrating its specialist skills and capabilities into our commercial business and to investing to enable the business to fulfil its potential.”

Following completion of the acquisition, Packaged Plant Solutions will be part of Baxi Heating’s commercial business, becoming a fourth brand alongside Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial and Remeha, and supported by the commercial Centre of Excellence in Wokingham. The business will continue to be based in its existing premises in Milton Keynes.