Acoem expands its smart cities presence by acquiring its air quality monitoring distributor in the UK

1 July 2019

Felicity Sharp who joined Acoem Australasia in 2006 is stepping into the role of Country Operating Officer for Acoem UK. Jim Mills, founder and former Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, was instrumental in the January 2019 implementation of Breathe London, described by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as “the world’s most sophisticated [hyperlocal] air quality monitoring system”.

Acoem has accelerated its international expansion plans with the acquisition of Air Monitors Ltd, the exclusive distribution partner of Acoem gas and aerosol monitoring products in the United Kingdom.

Air Monitors Ltd represents many of the world’s leading environmental technology manufacturers, and is recognised by leading government and industry bodies for its expertise in air quality monitoring technologies that help determine the impact of pollution dispersion.

Acoem has grown to become a world leader in environmental monitoring solutions, having merged in 2017 with Australian company Ecotech, a globally recognised leader in air quality monitoring. Ecotech had a relationship with Air Monitors Ltd for more than 20 years, leading to its exclusive distribution partnership.

The business expansion allows Acoem, now reaching more than 100M€ turnover, to continue its mission of protecting the environment using a complementary air, noise and vibration product portfolio. It also extends the company’s expertise in delivering significant projects that help smart cities, companies and public authorities reduce their environmental impact.

An Acoem UK subsidiary in London will be established with the Air Monitors Ltd teams with Felicity Sharp stepping into the role of Acoem UK Country Operating Officer.

Air Monitors Ltd Founder and Managing Director Jim Mills will work closely with the new subsidiary as part of the Acoem Environment team, continuing to build on the smart cities strategy for the organisation globally.

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