The UK is blessed with a large number of boiler manufacturers and one which many people won’t have heard too much about is Biasi Boilers.
The company is actually Italian, but Biasi Boilers UK was formed in 1990 to market the company’s products in the British Isles.
Headquarters are in Verona and was created in the 1930s by a gentleman called Leopoldo Biasi. Originally his company focused on the thermo mechanical business, but moved into manufacturing domestic boilers in the 1940s. In the 1950s it expanded its business into domestic radiators.
Biasi Boilers UK promotes the company’s products and operates from a warehousing and office complex in Walsall. The company claims it provides an unrivalled one stop heating solution for merchants and installers. It cements its commitment to the UK heating industry with a state of the art training facility onsite.
The company’s products are known for their quality and workmanship. They fully comply with all the UK’s regulations, directives and standards. The company’s manufacturing processes are ISO 9001 accredited. It is also a member of CORGI and Gas Safe.
And Biasi is looking forward to a strong 2011. The managing director of Biasi Boilers UK, Gren Ward, says that the company did begin to see an uplift in the demand for both boilers and replacement parts in the latter part of 2010. This was after, as he points out, going through what was the coldest November in nearly 20 years. He also notices that homeowners, perhaps due to the economic conditions, are going for the repair rather than replacement option.
Another positive factor is that there appears to be a great demand for both installers and heating engineers.
So although there are still recessionary pressures, the company expects to see modest growth throughout 2011. The increase in VAT has not made things easier and Mr Ward reckons that competition in the marketplace will grow over the coming months, with a greater emphasis placed on sales servicing and warranty schemes. He thinks that given these factors, and because there’s been a slow start to the year, it represents a great buying time for customers and installers alike.
Another factor to be considered over 2011 is the effect that the amendments to Part L of the Building regulations will have on installers’ specifications when it comes to recommending a boiler. The new regulations no longer allow SEDBUK band B boilers to be used, so the drive will be towards the high-end efficiency models.
One thing is for certain, you can expect to see the name of Biasi Boilers up their amongst the best of them as the year progresses. The company has an extensive range of products and services that is welcomed by installers and customers alike.