In a report in African Business Review, the development of Lusaka, Zambia-based Drake & Gorham into an international leader in air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration is examined.
Established in 1958, the company has proven itself as a sustainable, efficient and progressive company on its own continent while extending its reach globally. Originally part of the Drake & Skull International Group, the business has gone from strength to strength. Following the management buyout 18 years ago though, the progression has been staggering.
Chief Executive, Arne Lüring and his son and Managing Director, Mark Lüring are determined to maintain their dominance and develop further.“We are the major player in our sector at the moment and we want to retain that. It’s easy to climb the ladder, but it is also difficult to stay at the top, and we want to do that.”
The change in focus from multi services (M & E) provider to specialised air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation services, and contractors with retail and wholesale outlets for top brands of equipment and components, proved to be a strategic hammer-blow to the competition, and it has never looked back. Drake & Gorham continuously invests in development and recently acquired an additional warehouse, able to store more than 2,000 air conditioning units at any given time
To maintain its position at the top of the industry, Drake & Gorham has invested vast amounts of time in the quality of its staff and the development of employees.
“We emphasise a lot on training our staff in accordance with the latest technologies,” Arne explains. “We send our staff to South Africa for annual training and we also have trainers coming into Zambia to train all our technical staff.”
Read the article here:http://www.africanbusinessreview.co.za/reports/drake-and-gorham
About Drake & Gorham
Established in 1958, Drake & Gorham supplies high quality services and expertise on mechanical and electrical contracting works to numerous domestic, commercial, industrial and agro based sectors throughout Zambia. It is the leader in the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation sector in the Zambian Market.
For more information, visit www.drakeandgorham.com
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