Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART announced today the closing of its acquisition of IPU Group’s engine heating business based in the United Kingdom. The acquisition allows HOTSTART to offer a wider variety of engine heater products and to directly serve more customers in the UK through the newly formed HOTSTART Birmingham, Limited, doing business as HOTSTART UK.
Along with the acquisition, HOTSTART announces the hiring of new HOTSTART UK employees; Andrew Whitehouse, Managing Director, and Jenny Craddock, Internal Sales and Operations Manager. Mr. Whitehouse and Ms. Craddock previously worked for IPU Group and bring to HOTSTART UK their long-term customer relationships and engine heating expertise. Samantha Hutchinson joins the team as Internal Sales and Operations Assistant, providing sales support and customer service.
“I am very excited about HOTSTART UK, especially our new people. Andy, Jenny and Sam bring additional enthusiasm, decades of engine heating expertise, new ideas and a customer service focus. Our customers will benefit immensely.” Said Terry Judge, CEO of HOTSTART.
HOTSTART UK is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. In addition to the new UK office, HOTSTART operates in Köln, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Houston, Texas and Chicago, IL. HOTSTART is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.