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About Us



Our family has been living and breathing refrigeration for almost three decades – and we love it. Global by name, local by nature, our Melbourne based team partners with the world’s leading food and beverage industries, working in collaboration to design, manufacture, install, and provide life-time product and business support.

From dairy to meat, wineries, breweries, warehouses, and cold storage – we make it our business to know your business, delivering the most superior solutions in industrial refrigeration.


FROM LITTLE THINGS, BIG THINGS GROW



Our story begins with a young James Hoctor who, after following in the footsteps of his father, joined industrial refrigeration specialists Gordon Brothers. Travelling across Australia as a refrigeration mechanic, James gained valuable insight in the dairy and meat industries, working with Peters Ice Cream Factory and Hardwicks Meatworks.


THE BEGINNING OF HOCTOR



Identifying a gap in the market for innovative, efficient, and sustainable refrigeration across our key industries, James founded Hoctor in 1997 – welcoming his old employer Hardwicks as his first client (still with us today). Leveraging his broad experience, James began to reimagine what industrial refrigeration solutions could look like. Soon, word began to spread.


AND HERE WE ARE TODAY



From the humble beginnings of a farm in country Victoria, Hoctor moved its operations to Kyneton before rapid expansion led us to our Melbourne based factory, where we operate from today.  Over time, our team and services grew, leading us to be one of Australia and Asia’s leading industrial refrigeration specialists.


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