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Beijer Ref expands offering in industrial refrigeration

To further strengthen its position in Oceania, Beijer Ref has acquired the assets of the Australian company, Industrial Refrigeration Components (IRC). Beijer Ref has also entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement for the distribution of LU-VE products. LU-VE is one of Beijer Ref’s partners in heat exchangers, in Australia and New Zealand. The agreements complement Beijer Ref’s strategy when it comes to focusing on natural refrigeration technology.

The acquisition will be integrated into the current Beijer Ref Australia organisation. Photo by Beijer Ref

The acquisition will be integrated into the current Beijer Ref Australia organisation. Photo by Beijer Ref

Beijer Ref, as one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world that is represented in 37 countries, will also now expand its portfolio into these markets, to include ammonia units (NH3) via SCM Ref Australia, Beijer Ref Australia’s manufacturing operation.

Ammonia is one of several refrigerants for environmentally friendly technology. The investment means that Beijer Ref will strengthen its ability to meet the overall need that exist in that local industrial market – with a complete set of industrial products and components.

As part of the agreement, Australian customers will have the opportunity, via Beijer Ref Australia and SCM Ref Australia, to buy LU-VE products, as well as take part in a wide range of specialized industrial components.

Per Bertland, outgoing CEO of Beijer Ref, comments: “This is a very positive development. Our customers can now conveniently take part in Beijer Ref’s wide range of products, both when it comes to commercial, industrial as well as natural refrigerant solutions, while being supported by our Australian branch network”.

IRC has an annual turnover of approximately SEK20 million, and the company consists of two employees. IRC will be integrated into Beijer Ref Australia’s current organisation and has a minor influence on the company’s earnings and position.