CCL Veloduct name changes to Lindab
Handing over — joint managing directors of CCL Veloduct (recently acquired by Lindab) Geoff Lee (left) and David Barker (right) will soon be standing down and succeeded by Iain Robertson (second from left) and Mike Goodspeed.
Following the recent merger of CCL Veloduct and Lindab, the company is to be known simply as Lindab. The name change marks the last step in a programme begun a year ago with the acquisition of CCL Veloduct by the Lindab Group of Sweden in a £27 million deal to create a major company in ventilation and air movement. Joint managing director Geoff Lee said, ‘The switch to the simple “Lindab” branding was always part of the plan, but events have moved faster than we expected. We allowed two years for our UK customer base to become familiar with the new setup to reassure themselves that products and service would remain at the same high-quality level. ‘In fact, the transition has gone so smoothly, with so many familiar faces at branch level to maintain continuity, that customer awareness and approval has developed quicker than we dared to hope. They appreciate that we can now offer an even better service, so we can raise the Lindab flag a whole 12 months ahead of schedule.’ Geoff Lee will retire as joint managing director at Christmas, as will his CCL colleague David Barker, although he will remain on the board. Taking their place as joint managing directors will be Iain Robertson and Mike Goodspeed. They are currently regional directors and long-term members of the management team. With a turnover approaching £60 million, Lindab is a leading supplier of flexible and spiral ductwork and components, with state-of-the-art production facilities in both Britain and Sweden. The company has four major factories and also produces spiral ductwork at 15 of its 25 branches. Fans are also a major part of the product portfolio.