About Us

Industrial & Commercial Refrigeration Company

Seward Refrigeration Ltd are one of the UK’s leading independent companies specialising in the design, installation, service and maintenance of industrial and commercial refrigeration systems. Operating over the UK and worldwide, with a wealth of experience held by its founders, directors and employees, the company’s activities are diverse and forward thinking, serving primarily industries which include food processing, cold storage, breweries and beverages, pharmaceuticals, ice cream and dairy and plastic extrusion, as well as chilled distribution centres.

Our History

Bob Seward, our current technical director, and technical consultant for a worldwide Blue Chip food manufacturing company established Rock Refrigeration Limited, along with two business partners, in 1966. The business quickly established a strong reputation for reliability and trustworthiness within the industrial and commercial refrigeration sectors.

Within four years of trading, Rock Refrigeration purchased Stacey Cooper and Meighan, at the time a considerably larger company. The two companies merged, operating from the premises of Stacey Cooper and Meighan within the Chorlton area of Manchester. The business quickly expanded, and new, larger industrial premises were purchased in Sale, Manchester. These were to be outgrown within the next five years, leading to the purchase of a tailor-made industrial unit at Newton Heath, Manchester.

Shortly after this move, a decision was made to diversify into the commercial aspect of the refrigeration industry. A distribution agreement was established with Arneg, an Italian refrigeration display manufacturer, leading to a successful commercial venture which included display cabinet sales direct to local refrigeration companies.

Rock Refrigeration now wanted to develop the facility to provide turnkey projects within the cold store industry. To this end, a cold store manufacturing company, Telewig Limited, was formed, providing the means to build free-standing cold rooms for the food industry, and specialised operating clean rooms for the pharmaceutical industry. During this period, Rock Refrigeration’s workforce grew to over 80 employees.

Over subsequent years, Bob Seward purchased the shares of the two original partners, leaving him the sole owner of Rock Refrigeration Limited. The company was then acquired by the Beales Hunter Group, with Bob remaining as managing director for the first three years. He was succeeded by his son Brian Seward, who dedicated himself to the role before he took the step of forming the present company, Seward Refrigeration Limited, in 1993.

Wealth of Experience

Brian and Bob Seward between them have over 94 years of experience within the industrial and commercial refrigeration industry. This wealth of experience is based on integrity, and covers all aspects of refrigeration design, installation and aftersales service.

Our Philosophy

Seward Refrigeration are a design-and-build organisation highly committed to product quality and personal safety. We install only the best equipment on the market to provide bespoke systems which are reliable, energy-efficient and robust. We have an excellent reputation within the industry, something we maintain by our commitment to install equipment that meets our own, very high, standards. Our employees all take great pride in their work, and their dedication to the needs of the customer explains the long relationships we have with our clients.

Our business philosophy, backed by a strong, dedicated service department and highly experienced and skilled refrigeration engineers, means that you can trust Seward Refrigeration to be the safe pair of hands you need for your refrigeration plant. By choosing Seward Refrigeration, you are choosing a company who will keep your best interests at the heart of everything we do.

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A photo taken in 1970 of Brian Seward, Managing Director of Seward Refrigeration Ltd (Left) and Bob Seward, Technical Director of Seward Refrigeration Ltd (Right) in front of a Rock Refrigeration van.

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