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  • CARBON DIOXIDE GIVES MORE THAN REFRIGERATION

    July 24, 2017 - Carbon dioxide is the new kid on the block when it comes to refrigeration systems. It is certainly new to the meat industry, although its use is on the rise. And for good reason: a refrigeration system utilising carbon dioxide is efficient, safe, does not harm the environment like traditional and synthetic refrigerants, and, best of all, is cheaper to run than other systems of similar size and scale. Michael Bellstedt of Minus4O explains. The unexpected cherry on the top for meat processors and butchers — CO2 systems are very good at producing very hot water whilst doing their refrigeration Read More
  • CO2 REFRIGERATION TRAINING: MAURITIUS

    February 14, 2017 - The Université des Mascareignes, a public university in Mauritius, has started to provide CO2 training for contractors and students on its premises. The university organised a collaboration with Commercial Refrigeration Services where Wynand Groenewald (Head of Engineering for CRS) was invited to host a work shop for the stake holders in the commercial refrigeration sector in Mauritius. To find more information on the training facility please visit R744.COM
  • FIRST CO2 CHILLER INSTALLED IN AFRICA

    February 14, 2017 - Redrock Brewery Company in Johannesburg is South African based Brewery that started in early 2016, specialising in craft beers. When installing the brewery they approached CRS to install a 100% natural refrigerant-based system into the microbrewery in Linbro Park, Johannesburg. Redrock and CRS are thrilled to have installed the first CO2 Chiller in Africa, being environmentally friendly as well highly cost effective in terms of energy efficiency. To find more information on the installation please follow R744.COM
  • THE NATURAL VOICE

    February 14, 2017 - The Natural Voice is a global call for action supported by industry and other parties that points to the environmental, economic and social potential of natural refrigerants in heating, cooling & refrigeration. CRS endorses The Natural Voice in recognising the role to reduce direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases, by the role in which we play in refrigeration, heating and cooling industry. The statement to call upon the national governments to take responsibility to shape today theclimate opportunities of tomorrow and acknowledge the potential Natural Refrigerants. To find more information on The Natural Voice please follow the NATURAL VOICE
  • ATMOSPHERE CHICAGO 2016

    June 15, 2016 - Follow ATMOsphere Chicago with R744.com HVAC&R professionals from across the United States and beyond are gathering in Chicago this week (April 16-17) to discuss new developments in the natural refrigerants market. R744.com reporters are on site to ensure that you don’t miss a thing!. Commercial Refrigeration Services Head of Engineering Wynand Groenewald and Key Accounts Manager Dave Spence will be in attendance with Wynand doing a presentation on South Africa’s first Training Centre. To find more information of the show please follow R744.com: http://www.r744.com/articles/7022/read_our_coverage_of_atmo_america To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • ATMOSPHERE AUSTRALIA 2016

    May 24, 2016 - R744.com: Reporting the success of ATMOsphere Australia Delegates attending ATMOpshere Australia expressed hope and confidence that the country’s first ATMOsphere conference would have a lasting impact on the HVAC&R industry and push forward much-needed discussions on the true potential for natural refrigerants Down Under. CRS’s Key Accounts Manager, Dave Spence and Head of Engineering, Wynand Groenewald attended the conference in Melbourne, Australia, where Wynand did the presentation on CO2 Transcritical operating at high ambient. For full article on R744.com: http://www.r744.com/articles/6988/atmosphere_australia_a_roaring_success Overall, the show was a great success. Thanks to the CRS team for their effort to realise our goals and to share Read More
  • ATMOSPHERE AUSTRALIA MAY: CO2 STUDIES REVEALED

    May 9, 2016 - CO2 Case Studies revealed for ATMOsphere Australia May 16 The ATMOsphere Board has announced the CO2 Case studies that will be presented at this years conference on the 16th May in Melbourne, Australia. Wynand Groenewald from Commercial Refrigeration Services, will be attending as a speaker to discuss CO2 transcritical systems operating in high ambients. CRS has worked successfully for six years to prove the efficiency of CO2 transcritical systems in a high ambient climate and with its close affiliation with Woolworths South Africa, hopes to soon bring its technology to Australian and New Zealand shores. Find more information relating to Read More
  • DANFOSS RECOGNIZES SOUTH AFRICAN CO2 PIONEER

    April 18, 2016 - Danfoss Recognizes South African Co2 Pioneer Danfoss, a leading market player in green refrigeration and cooling solutions for the food retail industry, has recognised the South African installer, Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS), for being pioneers on the African continent. Shaun Hadfield, leading Electrical Engineering at CRS explained that “CRS was not only overwhelmed but also honored in receiving the Golden Valve from Danfoss. Danfoss is leading CO2 technology into a brighter, greener future that is enhancing energy efficiencies, and we take pride in being a part of that journey.” Find more information regarding the CRS accomplishments on the following link: Read More
  • R744.COM : CRS’S NEW TRAINING FACILITY: ‘FIRST STEP FOR FUTURE OF CO2 IN AFRICA’

    March 4, 2016 - R744.com: CRS Launches new CO2 Training Facility CRS is very proud to launch their training facility / Showroom to display their CO2 refrigeration technology and allow training and education on CO2 systems for the African market. Find the article on R744.com: the industry platform for co2 cooling and heating experts worldwide. http://www.r744.com/articles/6899/crs_s_new_training_facility_first_step_for_future_of_co_sub_2_sub_in_africa Overall, the Grand Opening was a great success. Thanks to the CRS team for their effort to realise our goals and to share our technologies and services with existing and new clients and partners. To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • HVAC & R ONLINE

    March 4, 2016 - HVAC & R Online: CRS Open CO2 Training Centre Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) proudly launched their training facility/showroom on 25 February to display their CO2 refrigeration technology and allow training and education on CO2 systems for the African market Read more about the Launch on HVAC & R Online: http://www.hvacronline.co.za/index.php/homepage/local/1450-crs-launches-new-co2-training-facility Overall, the Opening was a great success. Thanks to the CRS team for their effort to realise our goals and to share our technologies and services with existing and new clients and partners. To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • FIRST CO2 TRAINING FACILITY IN AFRICA GRAND OPENING

    February 12, 2016 - First CO2 Training Facility in Africa Grand Opening CRS will opening the first CO2 Training Facility in February 2016. We would like to cordially invite all interested parties to a cocktail event to celebrate the inauguration of Commercial Refrigeration Services and Africa’s first CO2 Training Centre. Venue: CRS Head Office 5 Voyager Street, Linbro Park, Johannesburg, South Africa Date: 3RD March 2016 Time: 15:00pm RSVP: By the 19th February 2016, Jocelyn Kettle: j.kettle@crservices.co.za Cell: (+27) 62 337 2246 / Tel: (+27)11 882 3000 Should you have any queries please email info@crservices.co.za To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • CRS SUPPORTS THE NATURAL VOICE

    December 20, 2015 - Committed to environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration, CRS is proud to add its voice to The Natural Voice. This global call for action casts the spotlight on natural refrigerants as a mainstream solution. It is already supported by 102 industry players and other parties, and growing quickly. The Natural Voice statement will be presented to national governments and international climate negotiators to acknowledge the ecological, economic and social benefits of CO2 and other natural refrigerants. Kick-starting a global movement, actionable ideas will also be identified. This initiative sends a positive message to industry, legislators and customers, raising awareness about refrigeration, heating and air-conditioning Read More
  • CRS MAKES AN IMPACT AT FRIGAIR 2015

    December 17, 2015 - Leading the way in carbon dioxide technology  Danfoss recently presented a Golden Valve Award to CRS for being CO2 pioneers in Africa. The company has been a Danfoss partner since 2002. With its head office in Denmark, Danfoss is a leading supplier of valves and fluid-handling components. According to an article on the Cooling Post website, Danfoss has installed CO2 valve number 10 000 at a Woolworths in Johannesburg (one of CRS’ clients). Read the full article here. To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • CRS IN ACCELERATE EUROPE MAGAZINE

    December 15, 2015 - Growing from an idea to a prominent player in Africa Accelerate Europe is a quarterly magazine focusing on innovators and business leaders bringing natural refrigerant solutions to the market. CRS was featured in the Winter 2015/2016 of this brand-new magazine. Read the article here: Accelerate Europe winter 2015 2016  Download the full magazine here. To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • CRS NOW PART OF THE GREEN COOLING INITIATIVE

    October 17, 2015 - The Green Cooling Initiative promotes the use of natural refrigerants, the development of energy efficient technologies and is fostering a sustainable approach to private and commercial energy consumption. CRS is now a member of the Green Cooling Network. As a non-profit initiative, initiated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Green Cooling Initiative offers a one of a kind platform for companies, organisations, countries and individuals. Aiming to reduce emissions from the cooling sectors, Green Coolingcombines three approaches: promoting natural refrigerants maximising energy efficiency fostering a sustainable approach to private and commercial energy consumption Green cooling technologies help to protect the environment, resources Read More
  • UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE IN RACA JOURNAL

    October 7, 2015 - In the October 2015 issue of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Africa (RACA) Journal, Wynand Groenewald, Head of Engineering at CRS gives readers more insight into the future of the refrigeration industry. With the ban of R22, a substance that can be found in most refrigeration installations, and the phase out regulations being enforced, key questions are being asked about the future. “What I see is an exciting era for the refrigeration industry with booming opportunities knocking on our door,” writes Wynand. Read his article in RACA Journal here. Africa’s only monthly publication serving the commercial HEVAC&R industry, RACA Journal has been around for 30 Read More
  • CHANGING THE REFRIGERATION GAME IN AFRICA ON R744.COM

    September 23, 2015 - The refrigeration game is changing in Africa. After launching our first CO2 transcritical system in Africa in 2010, we have released a new range of CO2 chillers, heat pumps and condensing units, with Australia and New Zealand in our sights. We told R744.com more about our beginnings, where we’re heading and about the unique challenges related to the phasing out of certain refrigerants, especially in South Africa. Read the full article here. To learn more about CRS’ products, email info@crservices.co.za
  • CRS’ CO2 HEAT PUMPS AND CHILLERS IN ENGINEERING NEWS

    August 28, 2015 - In June 2015, we launched our environmentally-friendly carbon dioxide (CO2) Heat Pumps and Chillers. These solutions are specifically designed for the African market’s requirements. We recently spoke to Engineering News about our new releases’ energy-saving benefits and various applications. “It shows that new technology does not have to be imported and can be produced locally. We have had various visits from European companies where the feedback was that our products are of the same standard as, if not better, than, [the products] they have come across in Europe,” says Wynand Groenewald, CRS Head of Engineering in the article. Click here to read more! To Read More
  • CRS IS R744.COM’S FIRST AFRICAN PARTNER

    July 8, 2015 - CRS is proud to announce that it is the first African company to join R744.com, a global information hub focused on cutting-edge developments, new research and the latest legislation relating to CO2 as refrigerant. As an African leader in this field, we will showcase a series of products and case studies on R744.com, highlighting the viability of CO2 technologies in developing markets. In addition, we will demonstrate the practicality of CO2 units in high-ambient climates (South Africa falls in the so-called ‘non-transcritical operation zone’). With the use of R22 banned in South Africa, national retailers are investing in new generation refrigeration technologies that will be future-proof to any upcoming Read More
  • CRS MAKES AN IMPACT AT FRIGAIR 2015

    June 23, 2015 - Sharing new technologies and building partnerships From 3 to 5 June 2015, Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) participated in yet another successful FrigAir Expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. FrigAir is Africa’s only dedicated heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration show. After visiting the informative and always bustling CRS stand, attendees couldn’t wait to learn more about our solutions’ functions and advantages. Awe and astonishment quickly turned into aspiration, forming the new-found base for partnerships as we showcased our products. The feedback was immediate. Contractors, suppliers and end-users showed keen interest in buying, supplying and adding state-of-the-art CRS systems Read More