Defence refrigeration supplier acquires certification
28 September 2021
A leading South Australian industrial refrigeration specialist that supplies equipment to the Australian Navy has been awarded key safety and quality certification, further supporting the company’s growth in the defence sector.
Cold Logic recently secured accreditation for its quality management systems (ISO 9001) and OH&S management systems (45001) from certification body TQCSI. The industrial refrigeration and controlled environment sector supplier is now the only wholly Australian-owned company providing Australian designed and built equipment to Defence to receive the certification.
Cold Logic’s manager for Defence Business & RnD, Dr Michael Riese said the company’s accreditation success demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing products that meet customer and regulator requirements, particularly in the defence sector.
“Quality and safety systems are considered minimum qualifiers in this space and give our client’s assurance that projects are delivered at the lowest project risk and they are going to be fit for purpose and to the required performance specifications,” Dr Riese said.
“Cold Logic embarked on this project driven by our expanding presence in the defence industry sector.
“We are the now only company that has a fully developed Australian supply chain and is able to undertake the whole-of-life cycle from design to through-life-support in Australia by Australian-based personnel.”
The accreditation of the company’s Integrated Management System processes is seeing benefits from pre-qualification to project delivery phases. Work effort required for client pre-qualification is reduced and expedited and project risk is reduced and refrigeration systems developed by Cold Logic are ensured.
Cold Logic’s expansion into the defence market has accelerated in recent years, with the company currently supporting a number of naval shipbuilding projects, including upgrading ageing cooling equipment for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins class submarines.
In 2019, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with UK naval refrigeration supplier Ernest West & Beynon (EWB) to be its local supplier for Australia’s Hunter class frigates, which are being built in South Australia by BAE Systems Australia.