The establishment and commencement activities:
Frigo Plus was founded in 2000, primarily as a refrigeration and air conditioning technology component distributor. From the very beginning, the strategic choice of Frigo Plus was to cooperate with leading suppliers of high-quality components of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. At the same time we started cooperation with service technicians and installers of the refrigeration equipment. Our customers were offered, in addition to high-quality components, the full technical support by our experts in terms of proper selection of components and then making of complete simple technical solutions.
Our strategic commitment to work together with suppliers of high-quality components on the one hand and to work with local installers on the other hand, made us the rapid growth at annual rates of over 30%. Of course, all this has been possible thanks to highly-qualified, experienced and motivated employees at Frigo Plus, who are top experts in the field of refrigeration.
Since 2002, due to great interest of our customers, we started the assembling department for condensing units and other simple refrigeration machines. Soon we created the whole project and started the compressor unit RACK production (multicompressor sets). Only after a couple of months from the production start we have become local leaders in compressor unit RACK’s production with a market share between 30% and 40% in Croatia. Only a few years later, we have become market leaders and in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today there is almost no city in the three countries in which Frigo Plus hasn’t got at least one of it’s units installed in some of the stores, supermarkets, food and pharmaceutical industries, meat and fish processing industry or logistic warehouses and distribution centres.
The engineering design office establishment
The next important step in the Frigo Plus development strategy was the decision to form a complete engineering design office. The office employs young and professional engineers, and allows Frigo Plus to make complex cooling plant projects. These projects include the complete electric power project, as well as project of microprocessor control for the cooling system including the most advanced BMS (Building Management System) solutions. The mission of the technical and the design office is to create a modern, energy-efficient and cost effective technical solutions.
Strategic selection of natural (bio-)refrigerants in refrigeration industry
The last ten years period has brought very dynamic change and turning points in the world of refrigeration. This primarily refers to environmental acceptability of refrigerants and energy efficiency of the complete refrigeration systems. The new EU directive (i.e. F-gas and ERP) has brought new challenges for Frigo Plus engineering design office.
The long-term strategic goal for Frigo Plus is the selection of natural refrigerants in refrigeration systems which are environment friendly and energy-efficient. With the use of natural refrigerants and the use of high-efficiency EC electric motors, we also pay a great deal of attention on the automation control systems made by our engineers for the refrigeration plants. By combining the application of the natural refrigerants, high-efficiency EC electric motors and intelligent microprocessor control we have achieved for our products and complete plants to be environment friendly and acceptable for various EU directives (e.g. F-gas); economically optimal and highly energy-efficient throughout the year and during hot summer days (full load); but also as efficient for the rest of the year (partial load).
Today Frigo Plus is the chiller (i.e. water chillers with propane (R290) refrigerant) development and production pioneer and regional leader. We follow the industry global trends and the use of CO2 as a refrigerant and produce subcritical and transcritical compressor unit RACKs.
Cutting edge EC motor drive technology is built in on Frigo Plus units, as are the frequency converters made by the most reputable manufacturers. Microprocessor and automation systems are custom made for each individual application. Main engineers’ guideline while making technical solutions is their acceptability for wide range of end users, installers and service technicians. This means the solutions are easy to install, use and maintain.
Frigo Plus has built in quality guarantee system and is certified for:
ISO 9001;2008 issued by the : TQV Certification Services
Modul A2 – Monitoring of Final Assessment according to directive 97/23/EC issued by the TÜV Croatia.
Frigo Plus of the future
The three main components of Frigo Plus business management and the vision of the future:
Superior quality components selection. Energy-efficient, environment friendly and economically optimal. Customers’ (installers and service technicians) full technical support and the help in selecting the best components. Making the most of the key components available in stock at Frigo Plus .
Production of refrigeration equipment
All products for all applications must be working with natural refrigerants and must be made of energy-efficient components and contain optimized microprocessor control (SMART). All products must be at high level of energy efficiency. Energy efficacy must be at the high level during full load, as well as during partial load on the equipment.
Production of complete technical solutions for complex cooling systems – Engineering
Complex cooling technology solutions for industrial applications must be based on natural refrigerant technologies. All designed components must be high end quality products and energy efficient, complying all the contemporary industry standards. Industrial refrigeration plants must be very reliable, environment friendly, energy efficient and simple to use and maintain.