AirX Climate Solutions acquires AboveAir Technologies

AirX Climate Solutions has acquired AboveAir Technologies, a leading specialty HVAC player focused on the data center market. AboveAir will become a new division within ACS, adding another respected brand to the leading independent platform for commercial and industrial HVAC solutions. 

AboveAir significantly expands ACS’s product offering into the data center market, and bolsters ACS’s leadership position as a national full-service HVAC provider for specialty and mission-critical applications. With the acquisition, ACS expands its footprint into the Mid-Atlantic region, where ACS will invest in manufacturing capacity at AboveAir’s new 100,000-square-foot facility. With the addition of AboveAir, ACS will have over 700 team members across five manufacturing facilities in the United States.

For more than 20 years, Frederick, MD-based AboveAir has been a leader in the design and manufacturing of indoor precision cooling solutions for today’s mission-critical applications, with a focus on addressing the heat management requirements of data centers and other settings experiencing the explosion in computing power demand. 

Going forward, AboveAir founder Matt Miller will help lead ACS’s data center growth strategy as President of the AboveAir division, reporting to ACS’s CEO Rick Aldridge. Mr. Miller will also become a shareholder in ACS, alongside other members of the management team and Gryphon Investors, a leading middle-market private equity firm with approximately $9 billion of assets under management, which invested in ACS in November 2023.

AboveAir is the third acquisition by ACS, and it continues to pursue other M&A opportunities that address the specialty HVAC needs of mission-critical applications.

ACS’s CEO, Rick Aldridge, commented, “We’re excited to welcome AboveAir President Matt Miller and his team to ACS. We look forward to partnering with them to further enhance the strong business they have developed. We will build upon AboveAir’s strategic and market strengths in data centers while leveraging ACS’s expertise and resources to accelerate growth, as we have with our other HVAC specialty brands. Adding AboveAir to our portfolio of companies will make us all stronger as we continue to focus on delivering cooling solutions for mission-critical equipment.”

Matt Miller, President of AboveAir, added, “AboveAir Technologies has provided innovative HVAC product solutions for commercial and industrial applications since 2003. We’re thrilled to join the ACS team as our strategies and culture complement each other well, and together our combined capabilities will enable us to accelerate growth within AboveAir’s core data center market while broadening the ACS combined regional footprint to fuel faster growth.”

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