Thirty years of Kubota engines … and everything’s still cool!

Transfrig director Bill Wilson alongside a Kubota engine being assembled in a truck refrigeration unit. 
Iamge credit: SPE

Transport refrigeration equipment supplier Transfrig offers world class refrigeration equipment and outstanding after salesservice to a wide range of customers, and has expanded significantly since starting out in South Africa nearly 40 years ago – branching out into Africa, as well as Australia, the Middle East, China and Hong Kong. For the past 30 years, it has used only Kubota engines to power its refrigeration units of all sizes.

Kubota engines are distributed in South Africa by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) which sells, on average, 50 engines a month to Transfrig.

“You can’t take chances in our game,” says Transfrig owner and director Bill Wilson. “When a truckload of product worth R2-million or more is transported over long distances an absolutely reliable refrigeration unit is essential. That’s why we choose Kubota.”

He says that the main criteria for choosing an engine for transport refrigeration are longevity, reliability and world-class service, adding that Transfrig gets 15 000 hours or more from their Kubota engines. “Kubota and SPE have come up trumps for us in all three of these criteria over the years,” says Wilson.

Transfrig’s transport refrigeration equipment is designed for all conditions, taking full advantage of its in-house engineering design and expertise. “We pride ourselves on our flexibility to meet customer demands and in having spares readily available and a footprint of service providers wherever we operate to ensure our clients keep running optimally. In South Africa, Kubota and SPE have been the perfect partners in our success,” Wilson says.

“Transfrig is a world-class company in every sense of the word, and we are proud to have been a partner in what is one of this country’s best success stories,” says SPE MD, Wally Bergmann.


20 Nov 2017

By Robyn Grimsley
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