ADELAIDE, Australia — Seeley Intl. has acquired commercial and industrial HVAC business Integrated Comfort Inc. (ICI), a Sacramento, California-based manufacturer of highly efficient patented evaporative pre-cooling products.

Jon Seeley, group managing director, Seeley Intl., said the purchase of the ICI brand perfectly complements and extends Seeley’s hyper-efficient commercial product range and presents an opportunity to fast-track the company’s international expansion plans in the U.S.

“This acquisition is a perfect fit for both organizations, strengthening our presence in the lucrative U.S. market and supporting our trajectory growth to become a $1 billion company,” he said. “Seeley International is always looking at opportunities to invest in innovative companies that share common values and offer hyper-efficient products that can complement our own award-winning solutions. We have been very impressed by ICI and its DualCool commercial and industrial cooling technology.                                      

“We look forward to ICI continuing to operate under its existing brand and management team with the added global support that comes with being part of the broader Seeley International Group,” Seeley continued.

ICI DualCool strengths include on-time delivery, a warranty and service program, and a controls integration system. The business has now successfully completed the installation of DualCool evaporative pre-coolers in more than 380 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores across the country, which equates to more than 2,570 DualCool units.

ICI’s DualCool product will now become part of Seeley International Group’s portfolio that includes Breezair, Climate Wizard, Coolerado, Convair, Coolair and Braemar brands.

Dick Bourne, president and CEO, ICI, said ICI customers would ultimately benefit from Seeley International’s extensive market experience, award-winning product lines, and its unwavering commitment to innovation.

“Seeley International is fast developing a reputation on a global scale as an HVAC leader, and having ICI as part of the Seeley International Group will offer unrivalled benefit to our customers through a much broader range of heating and cooling solutions,” he said. “ICI is committed to helping customers improve their energy efficiency and better manage costs without compromising the comfort of their buildings. This exciting new collaboration with Seeley International will support our sustained growth and expansion in the years ahead.

“While it will be business as usual for ICI customers, they will now have added peace of mind knowing that they are now also supported and backed by the Seeley International Group’s extensive knowledge of commercial and industrial products,” Bourne continued.

Founded in 1992, Integrated Comfort Inc. (ICI) has been dedicated to improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of cooling systems for buildings. Since 2001, ICI has focused on marketing the DualCool patented evaporative pre-cooling technology that delivers large kW and kWh reductions on packaged rooftop cooling units.

Seeley International’s acquisition of ICI complements its purchase of Denver-based Coolerado Corp. in 2015 and more recently its acquisition of the Australian-based AIRA business in 2016.

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Publication date: 11/27/17