Our History

A history of innovation in refrigeration

Since our founding in 1906, Hussmann has provided solutions for food retailers around the world.

A legacy of retail innovation

At Hussmann, innovation has always been at the forefront. We are constantly evolving, finding new and better ways to meet the needs of retailers, so you can give your customers the best possible food quality and shopping experience.

1906

Company founded in St. Louis, Missouri, by Harry L. Hussmann

1917

First patented meat display case, cooled with ice and salt

1927

Cooling coil installed in Hussmann case, marks beginning of automatic electric refrigeration

1932

James McAlpine commenced business and installed first open display cabinets for “Food town” supermarket at Otahuhu

1945

Introduced a merchandiser that keeps temperature near zero in an open display

1956

Installed first open display cabinets in New Zealand with James McAlpine commencing the business

1966

Commenced Operations in Australia under the company name Triangle Refrigeration

1972

Introduced revolutionary dual air curtain system for meat cases

1995

Hussmann started JV at Luoyang

1995

Hoverd Industries, Contract Refrigeration and McAlpine Industries merge to become McAlpine Refrigeration

2006

Hussmann celebrated its 100-year anniversary

2009

Move Production to Wujiang IR facility

2010

Austral Refrigeration started at Suzhou

2013

Austral Refrigeration assets acquisition by Hussmann

2015

Production moved to Suzhou Facility for Hussmann and Austral

2016

Hussmann Corporation was acquired by Panasonic Corporation on 1st April

2018

Hussmann Oceania founded as a dedicated company to service Australia, New Zealand, China, the Middle East and South Africa

Coming Soon SMNH - Hot Cabinet Range

Feel the heat and enquire about our new and upcoming SMNH Hot Cabinet range to keep all your hot chickens fresh.

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