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Leading Change

Innovators In Heating & Cooling

With over thirty years’ experience in the refrigeration sector, Clade Engineering Systems, formerly known as A1 Engineering Solutions, has become a trusted brand to many large blue-chip companies in the UK. Indeed, Clade has developed carbon reduction solutions which have been transformative for a number of customers, helping to reduce energy bills whilst reducing carbon emissions.

With climate change and energy security now of paramount importance, Clade is using its considerable engineering skill to support the transition to the use of natural refrigeration solutions for the users of refrigeration equipment; whilst in parallel using these same skills to deliver the natural refrigerant heat pumps of the future.


Operating on a national basis from our green manufacturing Technology Centre in Leeds and our Head Office in Bristol, which has achieved CEEQUAL status and the internationally recognised BREEAM Excellent standard; the company is well placed to support customers seeking to future proof their business against the increasing costs of energy and the implied risk of tax rises for carbon emitters.

In the refrigeration sector Clade has rapidly become a name synonymous with the production of refrigeration systems having low energy usage; with the skill sets used to develop these technologies being directly transferable to support the decarbonisation of heating.


In order to reach the UK’s Net Zero 2050 target, heating emissions will need to reduce by 95%. All users of fossil fuel heating will have a similar target. Decarbonising heating offers substantial carbon savings that will contribute towards this net zero target. Through the use of its CO2 heat pump technologies, the company offers a range of solutions to support decarbonisation throughout the UK.

Through the close coupling of refrigeration and heat pump heating technologies, it is possible to further reduce carbon emissions. Clade has rapidly become a specialist in this area and has taken huge strides to deliver this technology to all parts of industry, including sectors as diverse as agriculture, food storage, the built environment and food retail, to name but a few.

With ability to design, manufacture, install and support, the Clade team is well placed to help customers equally with both their refrigeration and heating requirements.