Reftrade managing director Greg Spence

Aberdeen-based Reftrade UK has seen record growth this year within the rental market for its fleet of refrigerated containers and temperature-controlled units. The market-leading specialist has seen rental sales increasing 33% from July 2014 to July 2015.

Based in Westhill, Aberdeen, Reftrade UK is the only locally owned and operated supplier of refrigerated and temperature-controlled containers, which supply both the onshore and offshore energy sector with quality, bespoke zoned and safe area units. The company’s Aberdeen location allows for rapid and efficient dispatch of its refrigeration containers to clients operating in the North Sea.

Reftrade UK managing director Greg Spence said: "We are particularly pleased with the success and growth we have had in the rental market this year given the difficulties facing the oil and gas industry. I feel our team’s belief in hard work, high-operational standards, striving to exceed expectations and going the extra mile is working.

"With a focus on quality and reliability, our product range has been developed to withstand the harshest environments, which has been proven time and time again through servicing North Sea and Arctic insulations for over 15 years."

To sustain future growth the company has effectively diversified into the pharmaceutical market and the transportation of temperature-controlled medicines and equipment.

Mr Spence continued: "The success we have had this year has presented new opportunities for diversification into new markets such as the pharmaceutical industry. Reftrade is already well positioned within these markets throughout Europe and we hope to do the same here in the UK. Our existing capabilities and position are a perfect fit for these markets, and it is the next step for phased growth for the company."

Reftrade UK is a market-leading specialist in the sale and hire of refrigerated containers, temperature-controlled and portable units for cold storage and transportation purposes to both the onshore and offshore markets.

With more than 30 different product designs, Aberdeen-based Reftrade offers an ideal solution for all temporary or permanent cold storage requirements. Using an integrated business model, the company can supply, deliver and advise on rental and sales of all designs and sizes of refrigerated storage containers, including manufacturing for bespoke projects and zoned units. As well as the UK, Reftrade has offices in Holland and France.