Sydney Growth

Exciting expansion is in the wind for AE Smith with the recent acquisition of respected Sydney-based air conditioning contracting and servicing business, Withers Air Conditioning

1 Mar 2012

Founder, Michael Withers, an industry veteran with more than 45 years’ experience, said “Having decided to retire, selling the business I started with my own hands some 30 years ago is a milestone achievement. However, finding the right business to sell to has not been an easy task.

“I have talked to many potential suitors over the years and until now, I have never really been happy with selling the business because I couldn’t be satisfied that my staff and our clients were going to be looked after the way I wanted them to be looked after.

“Having met AE Smith, talked to its people and come to learn about the way they treat their staff and help their customers, I just know my customers are going to be happy with them and come to trust AE Smith the way my customers have come to trust Withers,” concluded Michael.

Newly appointed AE Smith General Manager in Sydney, John Shearsby is excited about the acquisition: 

“This opportunity is a great fit for our two organisations and we’re looking forward to helping Wither’s customers find the right outcome for them when it comes to delivering practical solutions in air conditioning, building services and energy efficiency.”