The Swiss Arbonia Group has appointed a new experienced commercial team with multi-brand responsibility led by John O’Brien, Business Development for the UK & Ireland

The Swiss Arbonia Group’s brand portfolio includes: Arbonia, Brugman, Kermi and Vasco, between them they cover all solutions for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).

Following the acquisition of ‘Belgium’ Vasco Group by Arbonia (May 2018) the increased portfolio of product (Design Radiators, Commercial Radiators, Radiant Panels, Fan Coils, & Ventilation) led to a re-energised planned approach to the UK and Irish market, this became a working project in the latter stages of 2019. This resulted in combining the expertise from within Arbonia and Vasco, paving the way for a new integrated approach to the building and construction sector.

Part of the strategy for reorganisation was to increase their specification sales force across Residential, Commercial, and Educational and Healthcare construction sectors. The concentration by Arbonia Group on this consolidation process is underpinned by its quality, service and continuous drive towards sustainable energy solutions.

John O’Brien is in charge of Business Development for the UK and Ireland and the driving force behind sales and strategy. Under his guidance Arbonia has appointed a highly experienced commercial team with multi-brand responsibility, with each agent covering a specific sector.


 South England and London: Matthew Tickle
 North East England: Paul Barker
 Scotland: Charles Blair
 Wales: Phil McNeil
 Northern Ireland: Ian Thompson
 Southern Ireland: John O’Brien


John states that, “The concentration is on the internally manufactured products from our Group brands, Arbonia, Vasco, Brugman and Kermi. This gives us an extremely strong and competitive product portfolio and we now have the capability to cover both residential and commercial projects; this combined with robust financial backing nables our new sales team to showcase our combined capabilities with absolute confidence. The new team selection is extremely knowledgeable and all come from a technical sales background covering the range of products we offer. We are fully supported by a technical team at our production facilities and this support system is available to our sales and specification customers where required. This new market approach enables us to be a ‘one stop shop’ for designers and specifiers alike whist simultaneously catering for design product retailers”.


About Arbonia
Arbonia’s extensive range of products encompasses numerous solutions in the field of
heating, ventilation and cooling. All are suitable for a wide variety of buildings – offices, public
buildings, industrial buildings; work and living spaces, each providing appropriate and
energy-efficient solutions with high-quality components.

Arbonia Group

With its brands Arbonia, Brugman, Kermi and Vasco, Swiss Arbonia Group has an extensive
brand portfolio for the UK. Arbonia Group is a focused European building supplier that is
listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has its headquarters in Arbon (Switzerland). The
group is active worldwide with its own distribution companies, as well as offices and partners
in more than 70 countries. Its main production sites are located in Switzerland, Germany,
Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia and Slovakia. A total of
around 8,300 employees work for Arbonia Group. The divisions that make up Arbonia are
active in the following sectors: heating technology, ventilation and air conditioning
technology, sanitary equipment, windows, as well as exterior and interior doors.


Arbonia: www.arbonia-solutions.com
Brugman: www.brugman.eu
Kermi: www.kermi.com
Vasco www.vasco.eu


For more information on the Arbonia Group, products or team details please email:
John.Obrien@vasco.eu

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