Preshafruit Juices began with a simple purpose – create the best tasting apple juice on the market. And we think it’s safe to say they achieved this goal. Hoctor has been supporting Preshafood every step of the way, helping the business refrigerate their 100% natural juices and products.


From designing facilities and cold storage to supplying equipment, Hoctor has partnered with Preshafruit Juices for over a decade, helping the business upscale and expand their operations. In recent times, Preshafruit Juices set up a new interstate warehouse, where our team designed, manufactured, and installed a standalone plug and play glycol chiller, which included flexible capacity for additional modules.


Signed, sealed, and delivered in the middle of a pandemic, Hoctor was able to keep Preshafruit Juices products chilled and fresh until it made its journey to the consumer’s fridge.

ALC Colac

Delivering efficiency and productivity gains at a scale previously unseen in Australia, the plant upgrade Hoctor undertook for Australian Lamb Company not only provided a solution to the company’s existing design challenges but was also nominated in 2019 at the Oscars of the refrigeration industry – the AIRAH Awards.


Showcasing the capacity of sustainable natural refrigerants, Hoctor custom designed a cascade tunnel system and expanded the existing onsite cold storage freezer. With tight deadlines, Hoctor was able to avoid disruption to existing production whilst providing financial, environmental, and operational benefits on an exponential level.




  • Doubled plant capacity
  • Boosted meat processing by 230%
  • Reduced operational bottleneck
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Increased export levels
  • Lowered system temperatures
  • Sped up product pulldown
  • Increased blast capacity



Costa Mushrooms

As one of Australia’s leading farmers, packagers, and marketers of fresh fruit and vegetables, Costa is on a mission to celebrate quality food whilst setting the gold standard in sustainable, commercial farming.  With a reputation that relies on the safe and reliable cold storage of their product, Costa approached Hoctor to increase capacity of their mushroom cooling and processing plant in Monarto, South Australia.


With a short project turnaround, Hoctor boosted the capacity of Costa to supply farm-fresh quality mushrooms within 24 hours of harvest, guaranteeing consumer access all year round.  Included in our refrigerant solution was a humidity control, ideal for large scale processing facilities and cool rooms such as Costa’s. The system featured automated temperature control, humidity, and pressure – utilising Danfoss MCX logic controllers for remote access and accuracy. With a fluctuating climate, Hoctor also installed several evaporative condensers to Costa’s plant, which helps maintain stable and lower conditions, optimising product preservation and quality.


The result? Hoctor’s worked helped Costa double the Monarto mushroom plant’s weekly production capacity.

Custom Manufacturing

A better product means better business

Every business is different, which is why we custom design your refrigeration solution to meet your specific needs. Taking into consideration space, product, materials, and functionality, we design with innovation, sustainability, and efficiency in mind. Don’t compromise on the things that matter in your business. Simply put, a better product means better business for you.