Industrial Refrigeration, Cooling, Heating, and Energy Solutions

Welcome to a world where innovation drives sustainability. Introducing IREF - Industrial Refrigeration, Cooling, Heating, and Energy Solutions. 

In the pursuit of a low-carbon future, energy management is key. As a trailblazer in industrial cooling systems and heating solutions, Johnson Controls presents a spectrum of offerings to tackle the challenges of running a sustainable, low-carbon business whilst maximising profitability.

Full Lifecycle Solutions

From concept and consulting to installing and commissioning, we offer fully tailored solutions for absolute peace of mind. Every aspect of the design is fine-tuned to optimise your capital and operating expenditure.

With our long experience in the market and state-of-the-art capabilities, we provide support throughout the entire value chain to set you up for long-term success with optimised full cost of ownership.

  • Sustainable equipment development and manufacturing
  • Tailored design and smart enhancement
  • Quality installation with guaranteed performance
  • Service for lifelong performance

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Streamlined Development And Manufacturing

Our sales engineers work closely with our development engineers in order to offer the smartest, safest and most sustainable industrial cooling systems and heating solutions available. In addition to state-of-the-art manufacturing, our sites in Europe boast an R&D centre and a testing facility where factory solutions can undergo customer-supervised performance and operational validation before the modules are shipped to the installation site.

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Tailored Solutions That Win Every Time

With decades of experience developing the most complex applications, Johnson Controls is a market leader for optimised industrial refrigeration cooling, heating and energy solutions. Having the know-why and the knowhow means that our development engineers are able to offer smart enhancements, resulting in a more sustainable and cost-effective solution.

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Installation: Dependability guaranteed

We are the right choice for big projects because we can oversee everything from the component specifications to the timelines and overall performance of our industrial cooling and heating installations. You can rely on the expertise and experience of Johnson Controls for new construction, expansion and retrofit projects of your industrial cooling, heating or energy systems.

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Service: Lifelong performance enhancements

We're committed to optimising the value of your investment throughout its entire lifecycle. Leveraging our extensive engineering expertise, we proudly service both our own and other OEM machines. Our tailored service agreements include planned maintenance, operational enhancements through upgrades and retrofits, as well as rapid repairs and parts sourcing. Plus, we're always on hand with our round-the-clock emergency support for absolute peace of mind.

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Heat Pump or Boiler - What’s the Business Case?

The electrification of heat through heat pumps (HPs), where the electricity to drive the HPs comes from renewable sources, is seen as a key technology in cutting carbon emissions in the industrial sector. Their use is also an integral part of decarbonising heat in the creation of smart, sustainable cities.

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As a leading OEM supplier of reciprocating and screw compressors, chillers for standard and low temperature applications, heat pumps and control systems, we have the know-why, the know-how, the technological expertise and the market presence to support all your projects now and in future. Our variable-speed drive technologies make our portfolio the most flexible in the market and allow owners to save up to 30% energy costs compared to traditional fixed-speed compressors. We focus on natural refrigerants like water, ammonia, or CO2 to maximize safety and sustainability and to comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

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Tailored Industrial Cooling & Heating Solutions

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Getting the most out of Your Investment

We help you drive outcomes that matter most in your buildings. Our experts support your teams throughout the design and installation processes, ensuring that, together, we deliver optimum solutions for creating comfortable and sustainable outcomes. Johnson Controls utilises industry-leading field and digital practices throughout installation supervision, start up and commissioning, operating and maintaining, optimisation, upgrade and retrofit. This all-encompassing lifecycle of services enhances building and asset value by improving safety, productivity and sustainability, thereby optimising the total cost of ownership for you.

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Service Agreements

We help provide peace of mind by creating OEM planned maintenance schedules with a wide range of service support options to ensure optimum operational performance, efficiency and reduced cost of ownership throughout Europe using our own trained and experienced technicians.

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Repairs, Parts and Training

Our major investment in locally stocked OEM spare parts means we deliver industry-leading response times utilising our own network of more than 700 Service Technicians offering 24/7 availability.

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Upgrade and Retrofit

We have a complete range of options that improve the lifecycle of your equipment and enhances overall operational performance and reliability.

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Other OEM Maintenance

We can service and maintain any machine from any manufacturer using OEM maintenance schedules and spare parts fitted by our own network of more than 700 highly skilled and experienced Service Technicians throughout Europe.

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Johnson Controls As a Service – The future of sustainable building performance

Achieve goals, make strategic financial choices, and oversee the setup, maintenance, and connectivity of your building's infrastructure - all at a predictable monthly cost. We provide uninterrupted assistance, month after month, enabling you to concentrate on your primary operations while enjoying the lasting advantages of collaborating with Johnson Controls.

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A comprehensive portfolio of dependable technologies

We are the dependable choice for the machines at the heart of any heat transfer application. With an unrivalled equipment portfolio backed by full project engineering and lifetime service capabilities, Johnson Controls is the preferred partner if you are looking for industrial scale heating and cooling process, coupled with peace of mind and lower overall cost of ownership.

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Our clever designs maximise performance, efficiency, and operational flexibility to reduce your energy costs, which make up 80% of the lifetime operational expenditure of any refrigeration solution.

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Our products are optimised to the needs of each project and come with performance guarantees. In our testing facilities, we certify the performance of all our manufactured units under real conditions before shipping – a process which customers are invited to attend. It is peace of mind in practice and not just on paper.

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Our extensive portfolio of equipment based on natural refrigerants makes Johnson Controls the safer and more sustainable choice. Besides lowering the environmental impact of customer projects in this way, we also lower your carbon footprint through more efficient and longer-lasting equipment.

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Our Brands

Meeting your needs for performance, operational flexibility and lifetime cost efficiency, our proprietary SABROE and York products are the culmination of around a century of technological advances.

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SABROE® provides customers with a comprehensive range of products, systems, and services to meet heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration needs in industrial, commercial, and residential buildings of all kinds.

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York Process Systems

With decades of experience, YORK® refrigeration provides industrial refrigeration that you can rely on. YORK® Process Systems offer refrigeration and gas compression solutions for many different critical applications that are used in today’s energy, chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets.

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