Foster Refrigeration – Refrigeration fit for Kings (and Queens)
At Carlton Services, we are proud to have been a Foster Partner for several years, with all of our service engineers Foster-approved and trained to service the very latest products. They may be considered the number one brand in commercial refrigeration, but just who are Foster?
In 1946, The Foster Refrigerator Corporation was launched in New York by Larry H. Foster. It wasn’t until some twenty years later in 1968 that the company opened its first factory in the UK, Plant 1 at King’s Lynn. The UK division of the company still operates out of King’s Lynn to the present day. Within two years, production had already started to outgrow the premises and the factory was extended. Whilst several other European branches were opened over the following years, King’s Lynn remained the heart of Foster’s Europe operations.
In 1991, a new finished goods warehouse and training centre were opened at the King’s Lynn site, further expanding the site’s importance.
A key moment came in 1994 when Foster were granted a royal warrant, giving them the status of appointed suppliers of commercial refrigeration to the Her Majesty the Queen. A Royal Warrant of appointment is a mark of recognition for companies that have supplied goods or services to the royal households for at least five years and have shown a continuous commitment to the highest standards of service, quality and excellence. If the Royal seal alone isn’t enough, both the Queen Mother and Princess Diana famously visited Foster exhibitions.
Over the last ten years, Foster have placed a strong emphasis on the environmental aspect of their operations. They were the first manufacturer in the commercial refrigeration industry to obtain ISO14001 certification and since then have produced several environmentally friendly and economical ranges including the Gastro Eco Pro Cabinet & Counter ranges and, more recently,
the revolutionary EcoPro G2 Cabinet range.
Foster’s commitment to the environment has become embedded in the company’s corporate philosophy, with environmentally conscious decision-making promoted in every aspect of the business today. In fact, Foster has several proud firsts in this area including:
- First fully CFC-free manufacturer of commercial refrigeration
- First commercial refrigeration company to introduce Hydrocarbon technology
- First refrigeration manufacturer on the ECA (Enhanced Capital Allowance) scheme
- First and only commercial refrigeration company to attain the Carbon Trust Standard
When you invest in Foster commercial refrigeration, you are not buying just any old equipment – you are buying equipment that comes with a royal seal of approval and is produced to the highest environmental specifications possible. Whether you are quality or environment conscious, there are few brands which can compete with such a magnificent reputation.
If you’ve chosen to invest in refrigeration fit for a king, why would you settle for anything less when it comes to service? Give your Foster equipment the respect it deserves and choose Carlton Services. With Engineers across southern England, professional Foster-approved service is never more than a phone call away. Visit our website now to find your local Carlton service centre here or call us on 01793 512 550 today.