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The high standards of customer service and quality workmanship that define Neelands Group Limited today were first established by company founder Reg Neelands over five decades ago. That was in the late 1950s, when supermarkets were making their first appearance and Reg determined that there was a growing demand for commercial refrigeration services.

Since the 1958 opening of Neelands Refrigeration Limited, those same standards of reliability and accountability have been maintained. They are now upheld by company president Noel Neelands, son of Reg.

"My father built the company with top quality standards in mind right from day one," says Noel. "We attracted the most qualified employees and established a loyal customer base with our reputation for honest and fair dealing."

With this family continuity, the company outlook has not changed in nearly 60 years. Our employee's ability to build trusted advisor relationships with our customers has formed the backbone of what Neelands Group Limited is today.

In 2017 Neelands Group expanded its operation to the US establishing a new base in Florida and operating as Neelands USA. Venturing from Canada and diversifying its portfolio, Neelands USA will continue to offer its customers the same quality of work and customer service we have been known for in Canada. Our commitment to be the best in the industry has not changed.

"When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible." - Howard Schultz.

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A Proud History of Satisfied Clients

  • 1958

    Founder Reg Neelands establishes Neelands Refrigeration Limited.

  • 1959

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives Hill Refrigeration service and satisfaction award.

  • 1969

    Neelands installs the first multi-parallel compressor system, setting the stage for increased energy efficiency and redundancy.

  • 1986

    Neelands becomes a Hussmann equipment dealer.

  • 1986

    Neelands designs, supplies, and installs the first turnkey supermarket.

  • 1990

    Neelands becomes the Tyler dealer exclusively and becomes a dealer for Computer Process Controls (CPC) Emerson.

  • 1991

    Neelands becomes a distributor for Barker display cases, providing a wide range of services, and self-serve and specialty cases for the supermarket industry.

  • 1991

    Neelands becomes a Micro Thermo dealer.

  • 1991

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives 100% sales quota award from Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1992

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives 100% sales quota award from Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1993

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives award for President's Honour Council presented by Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1994

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives 100% sales quota award from Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1994

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives award for President's Honour Council, presented by Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1995

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives 100% sales quota award from Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1995

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives award for President's Honour Council presented by Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 1995

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited Receives 'HRAI membership award in recognition of 20 years of commitment and support for HRAI'.

  • 1996

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives award from Tyler Refrigeration for annual sales in excess of $1 million in mechanical systems.

  • 1998

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives award from Tyler Refrigeration for annual sales in excess of $1 million in mechanical systems.

  • 1998

    Neelands becomes a dealer for CES Dual Path.

  • 1998

    Neelands installs the first medium temp secondary system utilizing food-safe glycol for Loblaws.

  • 1998

    Together with Micro Thermo, Neelands launches and installs a full PC refrigeration controller.

  • 1999

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited receives 'Pinnacle Club' award from Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 2005

    Neelands Refrigeration Limited Receives 'HRAI membership award in recognition of 30 years of commitment and support for HRAI'.

  • 2006

    Neelands installs the first C02 Cascade low-temperature refrigeration system for Loblaws.

  • 2008

    Neelands completes new Loblaws distribution facility with over 1 million square feet of refrigerated and dry space.

  • 2008

    Neelands celebrates 50 years in business.

  • 2008

    Neelands installs the first C02 Cascade low-temperature refrigeration system for WalMart.

  • 2009

    Neelands becomes a dealer for Hill Phoenix following its purchase of Tyler Refrigeration.

  • 2013

    Installation of Neelands' first transcritical CO2 store for Longos.

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