U.S. OEM Hillphoenix has joined leading CO2 (R744) refrigeration providers as a gold partner of the R744.com marketplace.
Based in Conyers, Georgia (U.S.), Hillphoenix is part of Dover Corporation and manufactures display cases and commercial refrigeration systems. The company also services the industrial refrigeration industry with solutions for cold storage, food processing, ice rinks and biopharmaceuticals.
One of Hillphoenix’s main products is the award-winning Second Nature line of refrigeration systems that run on CO2 and glycol. Additionally, the company is focused on transitioning applicable self-contained display cases to R290.
In 2011, Dover acquired Danish CO2 specialist Advansor and made it part of Hillphoenix, in order to gain foothold in the North American market for transcritical CO2 (R744) refrigeration.
Since then, Hillphoenix has become the leading provider of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems to supermarkets in North America, with over 700 installations (and more than 1,100 total CO2 installations, including transcritical, cascade and secondary). Notably, Hillphoenix has supplied most of the 400+ ALDI US stores using transcritical CO2 systems.
Other Hillphoenix retail customers with CO2 installations in the U.S. and Canada include Weis Markets, Publix, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Target, Whole Foods, Lunds & Byerlys, Stew Leonard’s, Roche Brothers, Shoprite, Loblaws, Overwaitea, Sobeys, Walmart Canada, Metro and Longo Markets. The company also provides technician training to contractors and customers including Florida-based Publix Super Markets.
In addition, Hillphoenix is present in South American markets; in the beginning of 2021, it installed a transcritical CO2 system for a distribution center in Colombia, saving the customer 45% in energy consumption compared to a traditional f-gas system.
Hillphoenix AMS Group provides aftermarket services, helping customers cut operational expenses and boost their bottom line with energy-saving products and services that improve the store environment, optimize performance and increase profitability.