Camco Air Conditioning

Four year-old Camco Air Conditioning leapt ahead of its competitors when it integrated software into the Mitsubishi air conditioning units it was distributing. The software enables customers to control the temperature in their buildings from a central command system. Sales have gone from £1.3m in 1994 to £8.2m in 1997. The West Midlands company has 15 employees. To encourage competition among them, contractors get to cruise around in a Ferrari for the day if they hit sales targets. So many of them met their targets, says founder Chris Harthman, that the company bought a Ferrari.

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Company details
Year1998
Rank44
CompanyCamco Air Conditioning
ActivityAir conditioning distributor
LocationWest Midlands
Annual sales rise over 3 years85.66%
Latest sales £000s8,229
Staff15
Founded1993

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