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A1 announces launch of A1 Expo

A1 Flue Systems is delighted to announce the launch of our new Anglo-Italian company A1 Expo Ltd.

A1 Expo Ltd is a partnership with European stainless steel giant Expo Inox to be a one-stop-shop supplier of small-diameter flue components and flue liner for the domestic market.

It will specialise in flue systems from 125mm up to 200mm for installers of small-scale chimney systems and for retailers who sell wood-burning stoves. Products include: twin-wall insulated flue systems, single-wall flue systems, cowls, chimney fans, core vents, stove fans and carbon monoxide detectors.

Our director TJ Duncan-Moir said that A1 Expo combines the Nottinghamshire firm’s expertise in commercial flue and chimney systems with the Milan-based company’s European market dominance in the manufacture of flue lining.

“A1 Flue Systems is firmly established as the UK market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of commercial and industrial chimney, flue and exhaust systems – but we have long harboured ambitions of being equally dominant in the domestic market,” said TJ. “To make a success of it, we needed to partner with an industry heavyweight, and Expo Inox fitted the bill perfectly.

“It was important to create the new standalone company, which is equally split between A1 Flues and Expo Inox, and to start building a team that is solely focused on achieving the potential of A1 Expo.

“All the directors are very excited at the prospect of what A1 Expo can achieve.”

Mauro Travini from Expo Inox said: “The new business is a partnership between two companies that are market leaders in their respective sectors. Through A1 Expo, we both have an opportunity to offer a range of flue products and liner that have no equal.

“We are producing high-quality products and have the resources to be extremely competitive in a market that is very price sensitive.”

A1 Expo will initially be based from our premises in New Ollerton. Work is well underway on a planning application for a new purpose-built trade counter, which is expected to be up and running within the next 12 months.

We have already appointed industry specialists Peter Cooke as A1 Expo’s national sales manager and Sam Lowe as an area sales manager for the north of England.

For more information, visit www.a1expo.co.uk.