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Archived Newsletters

Newsletter 16

Afcon Trumps 2017

2017 is definately going to be an interesting year. With all the changes in the USA along with Britain moving quickly with Brexit I strongly believe this is a great opportunity for South Africa to prove its place in the Global Market place. We have every chance to grow this country's economy - we just need the Goverment to end corruption and stop wasting money. We at Afcon can reassure you that our priorities are service delivery and building long term relationships with our customers. 




Newsletter 15 

Afcon Heats Up

This newsletter highlights the ability for local contractors to manufacture thier own equipment. It looks at questions regarding what criteria to use when buying your refrigerant. Also see who won Afcon's recent raffle and we invite you to visit our stand at the SAIRAC's Golf day on 2nd September, hole 11 at Royal Durban Golf Club.

Newsletter 14

Buon Giorno 

Afcon were very proud to recently attend the Bitzer Distributor’s conference held in Venice on the 21st & 22nd October. Bitzer invited representatives from Europe, Middle East and Africa to this prestigious conference and over 150 delegates attended. Afcon got a chance to network with other distributors and meet many of Bitzer’s German and Italian staff. The conference agenda covered insights into Bitzer’s future plans and products and also was an acknowledgement from Bitzer of the importance of their Distributor Network.



Newsletter 12
Afcon has recently received a 40ft container of Gulf O Flex insulation. This equates to 300 boxes of different sized quality insulation. We pride ourselves that we can always match your tubing insulation requirements. Our insulation is manufactured by Rubber World Industries in the UAE. The branded Gulf-O-Flex products are dust free, fibre free, CFC free, and has an ODP of zero for environmental friendly products and are resistant to mould and mildew. RWI supply 56% of the region’s requirements for rubber insulation products; and trade in the complete range of HVAC products exporting to USA, Europe, Africa and Far East Asia. 


Newsletter 11


As Durban hosts the DIFF - (Durban International Film Festival) we at Afcon like to remind you of our International DIFFerence. We strive to supply Europe's finest products whether being from


Germany - BITZER

Sweden - SWEP

So here's to a European smorgasboard of products. 


Newsletter 10
Bitzer This and Bitzer That
I am pleased to have been invited to attend the annual Bitzer EMEA Distribution Conference to be held in Venice, Italy in October this year. Afcon have been proud suppliers of the Bitzer brand for 15 years and all our staff are trained and equipped to answer any queries on any of the Bitzer products. 

I attended the Frigair 2015 Show in Johannesburg a little over 2 weeks ago now and was impressed by the strength and diversity offered by the HVAC&R industry in South Africa. Well done to all at Interact Media for putting on a world class show. There were many new and interesting products available, I enjoyed meeting up with our suppliers and re-affirming our position as KZN distributors of their products.



Newsletter 9

Afcon Heats Up 

Once again Afcon is celebrating long service of staff members. Jane Bophela joined us in May 2005 and is now our Warehouse Assistant. Jane is a loyal member of staff who is always ready with a smile and a laugh. Thank you Jane for your loyalty. 

One of Afcon’s specialities is thermal storage, and no-one offers more technical experience than Dave Nichols. While working on a project lately he mused on the properties of ice and it is worth noting - the amount of energy that needs to be transferred to 1kg of ice in order to melt it is much higher than the energy needed to change the temperature of 1kg of water.



Newsletter 8

Bitzer Exchanges information!

Every year Bitzer South Africa holds a staff and distributor’s training conference to ensure that knowledge on Bitzer products is up to date. This year AFCON were proud to have the conference held at Tala Game Reserve in KZN thus cementing our long term relationship with Bitzer. We were very pleased to welcome representatives from Germany, Dirk Schlehuber and Oliver Javerschek. Dirk is the Head of Customer Support for our region and Oliver is the Bitzer authority on CO2 plants. 

As summer draws to a close Afcon’s refrigeration division gears up for new equipment and maintenance sales. We have a number of large projects on the go incorporating our most prestigious brands – Cubicool, Bitzer and Onda. We encourage our customers to pop in for a chat and a cup of coffee and get to know us. A friendly greeting is waiting for you. 


Newsletter 7 

Afcon energized

Welcome back to 2015. Afcon has started the year with a bang. Our counter sales are busier than ever and the wealth of industry experience offered by our Sales staff can help to solve any Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and sometimes even unrelated problems. We encourage our customers to pop in for a chat and a cup of coffee and get to know us. A friendly greeting is waiting for you. 



Newletter 6 

Christmas Carel!

It’s the Season to be jolly and the continued success of our partnership with Carel is seeing red boxes flying out the door! Afcon celebrates the Christmas colours with Bitzer green, Carel red and Sinro white. In order to meet customer requirements Afcon will be open throughout the Christmas season closing only on official public holidays and early on Christmas and New Year’s Eves. We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our customers for their continued loyal support and our staff for the excellent service they always strive for. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2015. 



Newsletter 5


Once again Afcon has something to celebrate! We are proud to have Dave Nicholls working with us for 10 years this year. Dave started in the industry 49 years ago, doing his apprenticeship with Barlows. Dave managed both Independent Refrigeration and Reco before joining forces with Afcon. He has brought a wealth of knowledge to Afcon which he shares willingly with colleagues and staff, as well as being highly respected in the refrigeration industry. On a lighter note, it is a pleasure working with Dave, he is always ready with a joke and a laugh. In November, Afcon will have a new member of staff. Lisa Ebbing has also been in the industry for many years and will compliment our already exceptional staff.



Newsletter 4


It has been a busy year at Afcon. Winter has come and gone with hardly a pause in the pace of business. 

We are really pleased to have seen a large increase in our HYSAVE liquid amplifier pump sales – which proves that the benefits they offer through huge energy savings are really worth investigating. We have recently used Bitzer’s Greenpoint facility to overhaul three Open Drive Screw compressors for a marine application. It’s really comforting to know that Bitzer backs its compressors with both original spares and an in-house Germany approved repair facility in Joburg.



Newsletter 3


This year Afcon Industrial Equipment is 20 years old. Afcon was opened by Mike Ladell in 1994 and has slowly grown. Neil Golten joined in 1996. Initially specialising in Heat Exchangers the company has become a fully fledged wholesaler of airconditioning and refrigeration equipment. Afcon prides itself on its “service delivery” and “customer relationships”. Afcon ensures that its response time for quoting and delivery is a priority. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for their continued support and our excellent staff for always going the extra mile. 



Newsletter 2


Afcon would like to take this opportunity to thank our existing clients for your continued support and improve our service to you by keeping you informed about our products and upcoming news. We have recently updated our website which quickly allows you to surf through our main product range and click on individual brands for extra information. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email with your enquiries.



Newsletter 1

Afcon Industrial Equipment

AFCON INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT has been operating out of Durban and supplying into Southern Africa since 1994, our main area of business is in wholesaling of refrigeration and airconditioning products as well as representing our many agencies. if you feel that we may be of assistance, please contact us today!

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