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Industrial Refrigeration (IR) was founded in 1958 when Mr.Ramprasad Ruia pioneered Car Air Conditioning in India. Mr. Ruia decided to name his company Gorakhram Haribux (GH), after his ancestors, Gorakhram & Haribux.

Car Air Conditioning was followed by Room Air Conditioning. Over the years, IR's portfolio grew by the addition of Refrigerant gases, Solenoid Valves, Expansion Valves, Thermostats, Controls, Refrigeration Quality Copper Tubes, etc.

In the Mid '60s, Gorakhram Haribux was appointed exclusive distributor of Refrigerant Gases by Daikin Kogyo - Japan's No. 1 Refrigerant Gas manufacturer. GH pioneered the procurement and debulking of one-ton containers of Refrigerant Gases into smaller containers of capacities ranging from 10 to 70 Kgs.

These Refrigerants were sold wherever cooling was required. Over the years, GH garnered customers from every field, from Steel plants to Blade manufacturers, from Airports & Hospitals to Cinema Halls.

In 1974, IR established a factory at Andheri, Mumbai for assembling Car Air conditioners, Room Air Conditioners, Cooling Coils, Ice Plants and Tube Kits for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry.

It was a really difficult period up until the late 1990s, since the Government used to consider Refrigeration and Air Conditioning a Luxury Industry. This Industry attracted heavy taxation in the form of import duties and Excise Duty, totaling up to a whopping 200% for some products. IR never believed in short-term gains from evasion of taxes, and it was an uphill task to survive against the competition.

However, IR maintained great market standing by leveraging sourcing, cost control and a deliberate product mix. In the early 1990s, IR started progressing in Food Refrigeration and over the years gained experience in Ice Making Machines, Freezing Plants, Chillers and Cold Storages for temperatures in the range of + 5°C to - 40°C and for applications ranging from Storage of Films to Storage of Seafood. IR takes pride in having executed challenging assignments like setting up a Freezing System onboard a 55 Ft. Fishing Wooden Trawler and a $1 million ice plant in desert conditions in Oman.  Over the years IR entered into several tie-ups with Global Companies like GEA group to introduce the latest refrigeration technologies and practices in India such as: Paraffin Wax Freezers for Refineries, Snow Rooms, Ice Skating Rinks, Dairy Refrigeration, Abattoir Refrigeration and Modified & Controlled Atmosphere Cold Stores.

Greater consciousness about food preservation in developing countries is leading to greater demands being placed on IR and this is one challenge IR is eager to face.

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