Refrigeration specialist sets up distribution arm to supply retailers

Cold Service Distribution: new arm supplying refrigeration units to retailers

Cold Service Distribution: new arm supplying refrigeration units to retailers

Leading refrigeration and air conditioning company, Cold Service Group, has set up a new distribution arm to supply grocery retailers and contractors.

Cold Service Distribution will offer a range of display cabinets, counters and equipment from flagship brands, Pastorfrigor and Pastorkalt.

It will be headed by commercial director, Adrian Westrup; supported by technical sales manager, Chris Pedley, who has worked extensively with both brands in a commercial and retail refrigeration career spanning over 30 years.

“Launching Cold Service Distribution is a key part of our ambitious growth strategy” said group managing director, Andrew Baxendine.

“It gives us the opportunity to supply the UK market with an excellent range of equipment from two terrific brands in Pastorfrigor and Pastorkalt. Our knowledge of the marketplace and many years’ experience in refrigeration contracting, service and maintenance gives us a great platform for this new venture. It ensures we can provide excellent technical support, advice and customer service, supported by the expertise and insight Chris will bring to the business, alongside the strength of existing relationships with the retail sector.”

Manufactured in Italy, Pastorfrigor provides a selection of retail refrigeration equipment said to be ideal for supermarket, convenience store, forecourt, bakery, butcher, delicatessen, self-service and other retail and catering applications.

The range extends from serve over display cases to remote multi-decks, with a series of plug-in, low temperature and wall-display units on offer. The Pastorfrigor range is complemented by equipment from sister company Pastorkalt, which includes refrigerated display and multi-deck cabinets, cases and islands.

With more than sixty years’ industry experience, Cold Service Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of turnkey commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The Group offers a complete design, installation, maintenance, service and asset refurbishment package to suit the specific requirements of its customers from a head office base in Ringwood, Hampshire.

Named Contractor of the Year at the prestigious Cooling Industry Awards 2010, Cold Service is a fast-growing group of companies, employing more than 180 employees. Customers include supermarkets, NHS Trusts, banks, convenience stores, high street retail, agriculture, local authority, commercial property and well known brands within the hotel and catering industry. For more information, visit,