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Recruitment of its first refrigeration technician marks the start of full operation at the British arm of Norway’s Perfect Temperature Group (PTG), which is initially intended to serve as a sales and service hub in Scotland.

Brendan Lloyd will be working from the new PTG UK facilities adjacent to the harbour in Peterhead – Europe’s premier whitefish port. The facilities were acquired in late October 2022 and ready for occupation just before Christmas.

“With more than 23 years of refrigeration experience in a variety of industry sectors, including marine, industrial and commercial, we’re very confident that Brendan has the skills and experience required to serve all our customers,” says general manager Julian Ramsey at PTG UK.

PTG is renowned for manufacturing products like Frionordica heat pumps and refrigerated seawater (RSW) systems, Finsam ice machines, SeaCool RSW systems, and SuperFreeze freezing plants based on the natural refrigerants NH3 (ammonia) and CO2.

The group’s main markets in Scotland are the marine and industrial sectors, with such solutions as RSW systems for cooling seawater on ships, heat pumps, and freezing and ice production systems.

“I can assure the marketplace that we’re committed to recruiting further technicians and apprentices to meet expected demand, and we are currently in discussions with local colleges,” says Ramsey. “We see apprentices as key to the future success of the company.”

After meeting and consulting with several leading skippers on Scottish fishing vessels to assess demand and spare parts requirements, PTG UK has already invested in service vehicles, specialist tooling, refrigerants and inventory.

“That’s in order to be able to serve our customers fully,” explains Ramsey. “We firmly believe that service and spare parts availability go hand in hand.”

The company will be represented at the Scottish Skipper Expo in May, where its establishment was announced last year.

In addition to Ramsey, Johnny Valle and Morten Stenkjaer, sales director and manager respectively at PTG Marine & Industry, will be present on stand 03 to discuss any and all refrigeration requirements which present and potential customers might have.