Proff Kulde AS is founded November 18. 2012
Statutory purpose is sale and services of refrigeration products and systems for trade, manufacturing industries and fisheries.
The first full year of operation
Proff Kulde´s first full year of operation created an annual turnover of NOK 2,1 M and the company signed contracts with the first important customers in the local market.
Proff Kulde is growing and manage an annual turnover of NOK 5,4 M. The company employs 3 man-years. The company deliver its first complete RSW-system to a shipyard in Poland.
The growth accelerates
Proff Kulde is growing, and the company almost doubles its annual turnover from 2014 with an annual turnover of NOK 9,2 M in 2015. The company delivers its best annual result of NOK 0,6 M and employs 5 man-years. Proff Kulde deliver several bigger projects, both RSW-systems, industrial ice machines and freezers.
Several international deliveries
Proff Kulde carries out several jobs abroad, among other things commissioning of larger freezer on trawlers built on shipyards in Turkey and Spain. The annual turnover was the same as last year of NOK 9,1 mill. Proff Kulde is focusing on service customers and the planning of new and sustainable technology in the refrigeration industry.
Starts a collaboration with Innovation Norway
Proff Kulde starts its own development project with financial support from Innovation Norway. The project results in two CO2 RSW- pilot systems for the fishing vessels Lofotværing and Sofie. Our R&D-work in 2017 focused on our own design of high-pressure heat exchangers for use in CO2 RSW-systems. The company keeps growing and has an annual turnover of NOK 12,8 M and employs 6 employees.
The first commercial sale of own developed environmental technology
Proff Kulde completes the project “Design of high-pressure heat exchangers for use in chilling and heat pump systems”. The project is featured at Innovation Norway´s site. The first commercial sale of own produced RSW-system happens during fall 2018.
CO2PRO_RSW™ is introduced to the market
Launch of the CO2PRO™RSW at the LofotFishing trade fair in Kabelvåg. The company receive attention for the product during the fair and the reception in the market is good. Proff Kulde delivers several big projects to important customers within the fisheries and manufacturing industries. The company is approved for a several years project by SkatteFUNN where the goal is product- and process improvements within refrigeration technologi/ the refrigeration industry.
Focus on R&D in sustainability and increased competitiveness
The company focuses on delivering CO2PRO™ RSW-systems and other larger chilling and heating systems, at the same time as the ongoing work on R&W and business development. The company participate in several competence enhancing programs at Innovation Norway. Proff Kulde becomes a certified eco-lighthouse during spring 2020 and gets a product review of the CO2PRO™ RSW at the site The Explorer (https://www.theexplorer.no/).
Positioning the company for further development and growth
Proff Kulde is involved in a high number of projects, and is working systematically to strengthen in the field of R&D. The company is one of five companies locally to qualify for "Gasellebedrift 2020", and is also nominated for company of the year in Vågan. Proff Kulde has great ambitions to continue to be an innovator in the industry, and expand its competitiveness both nationally and internationally in coming years.
Proff Kulde was certified by the foundation Eco-Lighthouse April 2. 2020, and we are proud to be one of about 20 businesses in Vågan municipality that has chosen to implement this programme as a tool for eco-friendly leadership.
In recent years we have focused on innovation and sustainability environmental technology and are happy to have received this certification!
Proff Kulde is one of five companies from Vågan that can claim the title Gazelle Company of 2020.
The Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv has elected Norway´s most successful companies since 2003. This year Proff Kulde shared the honor of being a Gazelle Company with four other companies from Vågan: Havbryn AS, Lofoten Electro AS, Northern Alpine Guides AS and Småen AS.
Criteria for gazelle companies:
At least doubled annual turnover for four years
A turnover of more than one million NOK the first year
A positive overall operating profit
Avoided declining turnover
Been a stock company
Proff Kulde participated on the conference “Kick off Lofotene 2030 – The Green Islands” that was arranged October 22. 2020.
The founders of “The Green Islands” are Lofotkraft, Lofotrådet and Destination Lofoten. The motivation for the project is to create an umbrella for all kinds of activities that works towards Lofoten becoming a low emission society.
We are cheering for this local initiative to work towards a low emission society. Lofoten needs innovative and eco-friendly solutions, and we hope that “The Green Islands” is a cooperation that can lead to concrete projects for local businesses in upcoming years.
Proff Kulde with a new website and an updated graphical profile (2021) Proff Kulde has gone through a reprofiling process and now appears with an updated graphical profile that better represent the company anno 2021. We have cooperated with very talented local programmers, designers, and photographer Espen Mortensen for fantastic contributions in the reprofiling work.
We have worked to get a professional and holistic expression for our company, and we are very happy with the result. We wish to thank the businesses Webium AS, SISU Design Lab and photographer Espen Mortensen for a fantastic contribution to our reprofiling work.
Proff Kulde´s RSW-solution was published on the website The Explorer which is a marketplace that connects Norwegian businesses to the international market.
Proff Kulde has future ambitions to deliver our chilling and heating systems to the international market.