RIC - Refrigeration Industries

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Facts Throughout the Years

A lot of things happened in 1973, among them was the birth of the company known as Refrigeration Industries Company.

Facing one of the hotter climates of the world, the people of Kuwait suffered a constant shortage of essential fresh food supplies.

To store and preserve the imported fruits and vegetables, Refrigeration Industries Company was established by an AMIRI Decree in the State of Kuwait, starting with the construction of the first ever cold stores in the region.

Refrigeration Industries Company has established itself as a pioneer in it’s field in Kuwait. With a wide array of services today, RIC has come a long way.

1973: Warehouses were established by Amiri Decree. The RIC warehouses were inspected and graded for quality by the Lloyds of London, this affiliation laid the foundation for the extra care and effort given towards quality of products and services by RIC.

1979: Kuwait’s Ministry of Health entrusted RIC to construct Medical Cold Stores Complex. This was at the time the biggest in the world with a cost of 12,000,000 KD

1980: Refrigeration Industries air conditioning manufacturing plant set up in Sulaibiya

1981: Production of package and mini-splits a/c starts under York-Gulf

1984-09-29: Refrigeration Industries is listed in Kuwait stock exchange

1986: Coolex brand production started

1991: RIC rebuilds its war destroyed manufacturing plant

1997: ISO certification ISO 9001:1994

2002: ETL designed Testing Lab fully operational

2003: Acquired CENTCOM approval from the U.S Military for its logistics operation.

2004: Privatisation of RIC.

2007: New Management introduce new Vision and Strategy for expansion at RIC.

2010 COOLEX was first a/c unit to pass new regulations set up by MEW.

2010 RIC Factory Renovation and Expansion into
neighbouring countries.

2012 Achieved UL & AHRI Certification for Coolex Units.

2014 Achieved SASO & EUROVENT Certification for Coolex

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