JS Humidifiers is celebrating 30 years in business having started solving dry air problems for printers back in 1982. From manufacturing and selling the JetSpray humidifier to an individual industry, JS now distributes the UK’s widest range of humidification equipment to over 50 industries in more than 80 countries Worldwide.
Rik Prowen, Operations Director at JS, comments “Taking JS from a one-product, one-industry business to the UK’s leader in humidification, with exports all over the world, has been challenging but continues to be great fun.
“I believe we’ve done a good job in raising the profile of humidification by setting high product and service standards, which have benefitted our customers and the industry alike. We hope that our customers, suppliers and staff have all been as pleased to work with JS as we have been to work with them over the last 30 years.”
The company started in the Bromley home of Managing Director, Steve Verney. In 1985 the acquisition of a 2,000ft² property nearby allowed JS to expand from servicing the print and textile industries to supplying the heating, ventilating and air conditioning markets as well.
The following year saw JS’ first export with an order from Holland and the appointment of an initial overseas distributor. Successful growth dictated another move in 1988 to a larger 7,550ft² premises in New Eltham, London, where the company achieved the milestone of hitting £1M annual turnover.
JS remained in London until 1994 when it relocated to its current 25,000ft² premises in Rustington, West Sussex, with the majority of its 33 employees moving with it to the south coast. From here it expanded its range further and started to manufacture the HumEvap series of in-duct evaporative humidifiers and began to diversify its product range in 2000 with the launch of a new division, JS Air Curtains.
30 years on and the company now directly employs over 65 staff in the UK, has 25 international distributors, an annual turnover of around £9.5M and in 2011 became a Member of the Walter Meier Group. This relationship made JS part of the World’s largest network of humidification specialists and expanded its product range further to include the Condair, Draabe and ML System brands.
Steve Verney, founder and Managing Director at JS, comments, “JS’ success has always been based upon an innovative and forward thinking philosophy of developing new products and expanding into different markets. As well as helping to maintain a healthy and productive indoor environment for many office workers over the last 30 years, JS has kept the printing presses rolling on Fleet Street, prevented static in the Jute mills of India, helped preserve works of art in Buckingham Palace, improved the testing of Formula One engines and kept flowers fresh in the deserts of Dubai.
“JS is proud to have helped advance manufacturing efficiencies in a multitude of industries and in so doing developed more hygienic, lower energy, more environmentally and maintenance friendly humidification equipment. We are looking forward to continuing to meet our customers’ needs for the next 30 years and are excited about developing new opportunities, such as adiabatic cooling with cold water humidifiers.”
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