Canadian data centre HVAC company, Silent-Aire, has acquired a Dublin-based manufacturer of bespoke air handling equipment, RMI Engineering.

Silent-Aire will use the RMI facility as its European headquarters under a new entity – Silent-Aire Europe Ltd.

Silent-Aire was founded in 1994 and headquarted in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Currently employing more than 900 people, the company has manufacturing facilities in Edmonton, Phoenix and Arizona, with sales/service centres in Seattle, Washington and Ashburn, Virginia.

Silent-Aire co-CEO, Dan Leckelt, said the acquisition opens new opportunities for investment, innovation and growth in the ever expanding hyperscale data centre industry.

“Silent-Aire is excited to be part of the clear growth opportunities in Europe, and we plan to contribute additional infrastructure and HVAC technologies to deliver the latest AHU, CRAC, CRAHU, and modular data centre solutions throughout Europe,” he said.

RMI Engineering operates from a 51,000 square metre facility in an industrial park in Dublin. As well as air handling units, the company manufactures ancillary products like dampers, attenuators, fans, filters, coils and ventilated enclosures.

RMI Engineering owner and CEO, Eamon Molloy, said the transaction recognises the intrinsic value of RMI and will deliver additional opportunities for growth through Silent-Aire’s industry leading solutions.

Molloy has also been named managing director of the new entity and will join the Silent-Aire executive team.


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