Svolvær-based Proff Kulde AS, a supplier of refrigerant systems to the aquaculture and fisheries industries, is expanding its presence in northern Norway by establishing a new facility in Tromsø – at the same time rebranding the company as Tempia.
Proff Kulde/Tempia increases its workforce by 40% with a new sales and service unit in Tromsø aimed at servicing aquaculture, fisheries and land-based industry. The unit will have nine staff at the outset, bringing in a number of highly experienced technicians who will conduct installation and maintenance work on refrigerant and heating systems.
The new Tromsø unit will be headed up by Truls Hansen, who has more than 30 years’ industry experience.
‘We want to provide current and new customers in North-Norway with an even better and faster service offering through greater proximity and higher capacity,’ said Mathias Ingebrigtsen, managing director of Tempia.
Tempia is experiencing growing demand for its cooling and heating systems that are based on natural refrigerants such as CO2 and ammonia. The latter also is also the driver of the company’s product development efforts.
The new set-up in Tromsø is part of a growth strategy that during the past year has resulted in a workforce expansion by 40% at the company’s headquarter in Svolvær, a substantial increase in production capacity, plus a new R&D test facility. In addition, Tempia recently acquired welding company Paulsen Sveiseservice which is located at Bø in northern Norway.
Following many years of operating under the Proff Kulde name, the company is now rebranding as Tempia. The name change reflects that the company will target further international growth going forward, which requires a company name that also works well outside Norway’s borders.
‘The name change marks a new chapter for us, and our ability to deliver high-quality products is stronger than ever,’Mathias Ingebrigtsen said.
Tempia’s proprietary products are based on natural refrigerants such as CO2 and ammonia. Its product range consist of RSW-systems, cooling and freezing facilities for fishery, aquaculture and land-based industry. In addition, Tempia supplies heat pump systems for cooling and heating of freshwater and seawater, and industrial ice machines for production of ice.