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Axair Climate to change name

Leading UK distributor of air conditioning and humidification equipment Axair Climate will change its name to Walter Meier (Climate Solutions) from January 1, 2008. Axair is owned by Switzerland-based Walter Meier Holdings Group, which is currently branding all of its subsidiaries as Walter Meier. The move is designed to provide greater recognition of the complementary areas of expertise within the Group. “Our new common identity is about more than just sharing a name; it is about sharing our strengths and expertise to provide innovative solutions that meet the ongoing needs of our customers,” explained CEO Silvan Meier (pictured). “As building technologies change and building services work more closely with each other and with the fabric of the building, it is the integrated technologies within Walter Meier that will deliver the solutions our customers are looking for,” he added. The company stated customers will see little immediate change on a day-to-day basis, with contacts and contact numbers remaining the same. In the longer term, the Group plans to use the closer integration of Walter Meier companies to further develop its products. The newly restructured Walter Meier brand will have two main operating divisions: Climate and Process. The Axair operation will fall within the Climate division along with other brands such as Defensor, Condair, Draabe, Nordmann, Nortec and Novasina.