45 years of service excellence

Founded in 1973 by Herfried Knapp, FRIGOTHERM ENGINEERING is a well established South African manufacturer of heat exchange equipment. In 1998 Herfried's son, Achim, joined the firm to strenghten its offering.  You would be right in saying that heat exchange runs strongly through the veins of this father-and-son team of mechanical engineers. With over 45 years’ experience in the field and many thousands of units deployed, FRIGOTHERM’s heat exchangers have become a trusted brand synonymous with quality and efficiency.

A diverse customer base -

  Anglo American       Bearing Man       Applied Heat   Bateman Africa       Evapco       LH Marthinusen   Osborn       Siemens       SA Breweries   Metso Materials       Terex Africa Product and service offering - The company prides itself in providing heat exchange solutions for a wide variety of businesses, including but not limited to dairies, breweries, mines and solar energy providers.  Not only are tailored solutions absolutely possible, they add to the company's passionate heartbeat and has      become an intrinsic part of its DNA. A standard line of modular products is offered along with customised products that meet customers' specifications and individual requirements.  We can offer solutions to most heat transfer applications with decades of expeirence and engineering knowledge all assisted by cutting-edge, computerised thermal design programmes.   Quality is ever present and evident in the company's design principles, the materials chosen, the service excellence offered and the modern technology of today employed in all production processes.   The overall staff complement remains below 40, ensuring substantial efficiencies.  Internationally the comapny has a strong, well-established partnership with "FUNKE Heat Exchangers Germany", trusted globally for its quality and service.

Recent investments -

In 2010 the company introduced its newly designed and optimised finned oil cooling core elements in extruded aluminium, allowing for high heat transfer and low weight, thus complementing its long-standing FOT series oil coolers.

Production facilities -

The company's most critical equipment includes two NC tube plate drilling machines, an applied and extruded finning machine, a chemical cleaning and thermal testing rig, a welding robot, a tube-to-tube sheet welding robot and a high-performance weld power supply. These tools and FRIGOTHERM’s vast welding experience enable the company to deliver consistent quality heat exchange products.  All products produced and delivered are thoroughly tested, both thermally and mechanically, before leaving the factory.
​Some of the major deciding criteria  that make FRIGOTHERM a supplier  of choice are our vast engineering  expertise, friendly service, competitive pricing, fast turnaround time and  excellent project management skills. We understand the requirements of the heat exchange industry, offer valuable advice and partner with our customers from initial design visualisation right through to commissioning and the final project stages.  In fact, our products are designed  around our customers’ individual  requirements and inspired by their  ideas and feedback.  Whatever solution you may require,  we are waiting for your call! Why FRIGOTHERM
Terms and Conditions The acceptance of a tender from FRIGOTHERM includes the acceptance of the company’s standard Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed here.
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Manufacturers of premier heat exchange equipment for Africa and beyond tel: +27 11 672 4203  /  e-mail:
Frigotherm Engineering (Pty) Ltd | Unit 9, 1055 Anvil Road, Robertville | Johannesburg | 1709 | Tel: +27 11 672 4203