(22/02/11) The move comes after the combined companies experienced a 30%
sales growth last year. A further 15% increase is budgeted for this
AMP was established in 1989 when most air conditioning manufacturers
preferred sole franchise product distribution. FM was formed as a
subsidiary company in 1992 with separate offices and staff, specifically
to handle the Fujitsu product range. The two companies were brought
together at its current Welwyn Garden City location in 2005.
"Having shared premises, administration and logistics for the last six
years, this move is long overdue and welcomed by customers and staff",
commented AMP's Polly McConachie, who confirmed that with the merger all
three products - Toshiba, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Fujitsu - will
be distributed under the AMP brand.
This change is supported by all three manufacturers. "AMP presents the
perfect partner to ensure we achieve our growth strategy and raise the
profile of the MHI range," commented David Lettis of MHI.
David Dunn of Toshiba said: "AMP are consistent high performers for
Toshiba and add much value to our profile in the market. We welcome the
addition of the FM salespeople to the AMP team and see this as an
opportunity for further growth of the Toshiba product."
"FGE fully supports this merger and are looking forward to working with
the enhanced sales team in continuing their excellent support of the
Fujitsu product," said FGE's Tim Kaye.
To support the business growth, AMP has opened new offices and training
centres in the Midlands and the South West to meet the needs of its
customers. This is in addition to the long-established training centre
at the head office.