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FRIGAIR 2018 official exhibitor review - Outside stands

We take a look at what was on offer at each stand outside.

Have a look at hall 5 and hall 6.

Outside stands

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A-Gas South Africa had their Rapid Recovery service vehicle with its units and cylinders. Nicholas Schonegevel (pictured left) and Jay Schonken, Rapid Recovery technician at A-Gas, shared how they go out to a client’s site in conjunction with the HVAC contractor and reclaim the refrigerant at an unmatched speed, saving the client time and money and protecting the environment. “We recover refrigerant up to 10 times faster than conventional recovery machines, therefore reducing downtime and saving on labour costs. A certificate for the recovered refrigerant is then issued to the client as proof for safe disposal,” he said.

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Aggreko exhibited their 100kW chiller and 16kVA generator. Kagiso Makgatho (pictured), sector manager: temperature control – sub-Saharan Africa, said the equipment is available only for rental, and potential clients are welcome to transport them with their own trailers. Visitors who spent time with Makgatho learnt the kinds of contingency planning they offer: “For instance, if your chiller goes down or if you need additional renting power,” Makgatho explained. The units on display were the smaller versions of what they offer.

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Dunham-Bush’s team with the promo girls on either side, back row (from left): Johan Burger, residential, light, commercial (RLC) sales; Craig Ducci, RLC sales; Penny Loubser, wholesale and RLC division; Lihaanie van Heerden, sales administrator; Alvin Crowthorne, wholesale/spares manager; and seated (from left): CJ Bloem, commercial sales engineer; and Theuns van der Merwe, technician. They did a completely different stand, choosing to place less focus on products and do more brand awareness. They went for the snow and igloo theme, with the igloo interior decorated with Dunham-Bush colours, offering coffee and slush puppies. “It’s about welcoming people into FRIGAIR and seeing a brand they know and trust,” said Crowthorne.
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ebmPapst showcased their new 910mm axiblade fan together with Generation 3 EC electronics outside. Visitors (pictured) had a chance to experience its intensity by switching it on and playing with the different settings. The inside stand also featured various energy-saving products.

Evapco put one of its MTT-range open-circuit cooling towers outside to entice visitors to visit its stand inside and find out more. This massive unit could be seen as you walked to the entrance of the show, literally towering above the rest. “It is a product to be proud of in the Evapco group and its quality was also our main reason to showcase the unit,” said Ivan Loader of Evapco.


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GEA Africa had on display one of their SLXI ranges as well as the Thermoking diesel electric unit. They also exhibited transport refrigeration and tail lifts. Chantel Kent-Brown (pictured), sales representative, was available to provide solutions to visitors.

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Midea / Clivet exhibited their range of products, including the Clivet air handling unit, AQX, and the Clivet rooftop range, CSR and XHE2, which is a heat pump. From left: Andrea Guderzo, general manager: Clivet; Jaco Nell, sales engineer: Imperial Air Conditioning; and Daniele Zanchetta, export manager: Clivet Italy, showed visitors products and shared information about what they can do for them.
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OTTC was at the show to inform passers-by about the training they provide for industry technicians. “We are a training school and are purely promoting the training of refrigeration and the idea of safe training of technicians,” said refrigeration master, Martin McEneaney-Nel. According to him, without the trained technicians none of the big machines in the refrigeration industry would work.



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