The move comes after the combined companies experienced a 30%
sales growth last year. A further 15% increase is budgeted for
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
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.