The Hotchkiss Group
The original Hotchkiss company was founded in 1885 in Eastbourne and worked as maintenance engineers in oil, gas, hydraulic and steam engines.
Over the years the style of work changed and the company became involved with structural steelwork and architectural metalwork. In due course, a sheet metalwork division was added leading to the formation of Hotchkiss Ltd. in 1965.
The current Group Chairman, Michael Ohly, joined the company in 1971 and whilst there is now no involvement with steelwork or architectural metalwork the business has grown and diversified into specialist areas connected to the construction industry.
The Hotchkiss Group now has interests in air conditioning and ventilation ductwork contracting, manufacture and distribution of specialist ventilation equipment, manufacture and installation of fire resistant duct systems, manufacture of fire resistant and acoustic coatings, environmental monitoring, duct cleaning and manufacturers and distributors of duct cleaning equipment, high pressure water cleaning equipment, dry ice manufacturing and cleaning equipment.
Hotchkiss Limited is the leading ductwork contractor in the United Kingdom.
It operates from 4500 sq. m. facility which not only provides its fabrication capability but
also CAD, engineering, contract and other support services.
Hotchkiss Air Supply is a major manufacturer and distributor of a comprehensive range of products
required for the ventilation and airconditioning market.
Fire Protection Ltd. is recognised in the design and manufacture of an increasing
range of coatings for fire resistant ductwork and specialist flame retardant barriers and acoustic
systems into a diverse range of industrial disciplines.
Icevent Technology International Ltd brings years of experience in specialist industrial and environmental cleaning to the sales and service of innovative dry ice, duct cleaning and aromatising equipment.
Firespray International Ltd. is internationally recognised in the design and manufacture of an
increasing range of coatings for fire resistant ductwork and specialist flame retardant barriers
and acoustic systems into a diverse range of industrial disciplines.
Aquila Triventek A/S manufactures and sells worldwide high pressure water, dry ice and duct cleaning equipment and dry ice manufacturing equipment.