Joined Up Thinking Provides Nationwide Service

Above: The purchase of a 50% stake in sauna and steam specialist, Aachen Wellness and service and maintenance business, Speedifix, will enable Topline to provide a complete, one-stop, nationwide service.

A force in water treatment for more than two decades, Topline Electronics is set to play an even bigger role in the commercial water leisure market following its recent expansion. The purchase of a 50% stake in sauna and steam specialist, Aachen Wellness and service and maintenance business, Speedifix, will enable Topline to provide a complete, one-stop, nationwide service to commercial leisure operators covering all aspects of service and maintenance in one convenient package.

The move will see the turnovers of the three companies escalate from a combined £5m to an estimated £10m within two years. “Topline already supply control systems for swimming pools and now we will be able to supply, to those same customers, heat rooms and saunas as well as general service and maintenance,” explains Topline managing director, Andrew Hunt. “Our customers are interested in dealing with a company that has been giving them such a good service over the last 20 years and now we are in a position to respond to demand and expand our range of services,” Andrew adds.

Andrew Bolton will become managing director of Aachen Wellness and Speedifix and its 16 engineers, based in Preston. They will work in conjunction with Martin Baulcombe, Matt Roberts and the 34-strong Topline team, in East Sussex with both teams benefiting from northern and southern offices.

“The trade or the commercial pool operator can buy everything from chemical dosing, uv treatment, sauna and steam rooms and  maintenance, all from one source, as it is all in one place,” comments Bolton. “Whether they are ordering auto dosing equipment or a specialist heat room; it makes no difference, it is all available conveniently from one source now.”

All three companies have strong order books, carrying out work for all the major leisure chains and hotel groups.
The move formally brings together Andrew Hunt, and Andrew Bolton and builds on the friendship with Alan Taylor who has sold his 50% share in the businesses. Taylor and Hunt met while working on a David Lloyd site 20 years ago and have remained firm friends. Alan, along with his brother Martin Taylor, will continue working with the team in a consultancy capacity.

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