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



Audit & Engineering Support

Meet and exceed industry obligations

Ensuring your business is meeting industry standards when it comes to refrigeration is vital – not only for the safety of your team, but also for the longevity of your product. Our fully licenced team has deep insight into all safety, environmental, and workplace safety regulations, offering formal audits, safety training, and advice to improve productivity and reduce operational costs.

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.