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Building the next generation of refrigerators – How a custom made refrigerator contributes to a business’s growth

The first electric refrigerator was invented in 1913. A century later, manufacturing a new model has made a major breakthrough. Today, product development, production, and sales are focused on solutions that target business needs with custom-made commercial refrigerator constructions.

The manufacturing process of a new refrigerator consists of the following stages, research, design, and construction.

  1. Idea Generation (Ideation)
  2. Product Definition (Discovery)
  3. Prototyping
  4. Detailed Design
  5. Validation and Testing
  6. Zero-production
  7. Production


Your needs our priority

At Crystal S.A. since 1954 we design and manufacture commercial coolers and freezers, offering our clients a full range of innovative merchandizing solutions that enable them to preserve and uniquely display their products throughout the world.

The specialized design department of our company implements modern design, simulation, and photorealism software, and in collaboration with leading companies in the food and beverage industry, studies and designs parts or completely custom products, thus contributing to the upgrading of the corporate identity as well as the promotion of their products.


The «Koukakis Farm» Case Study

The «Koukakis Farm» company, in the context of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies, along with its commitment to reduce its environmental footprint, proceeded to manufacture refrigerators with a clear ecological orientation that would, at the same time, differentiate the company from the rest of the market. Hence, the company conceived a custom made refrigerator that would present accordingly its unique, traditionally and of top quality, Greek products.

  • Unique design that stands out
  • Excellent product display
  • Eco-friendly design
  • Eco-friendly refrigerants and components
  • Refrigerant: R290
  • Insulation CFC-HCFC FREE
  • Condensers: 30% Reduced energy consumption
  • Condensers: maintenance-free
  • IQ Fan motors: 35% Reduced energy consumption
  •  LED lighting: 50% Reduced energy consumption
  • EMD-Energy Management Device


At this point we would like to warmly thank the «Koukakis Farm» company and especially its CEO, Mr Thanasis Koukakis for his belief in entrusting us this project but also for our overall collaboration which stands for more than 20 years;

The company’s marketing department that provided all the initial guidance with sole target the unique company presentation, through the placement of its new refrigerators in the market and the optimisation of its products display;

The designer Mr Athanasios Babalis, for the design of the particular product who, with the design and production department of Crystal company, worked together in complete harmony for the realization of the project, achieving thus a result that justifies the effort of us all and makes us proud.

TETRAFORM company was also an important contributor to the final result, a company that specialises in mold building, the process and thermoforming of plastics.

Do you want to stand out in the market? Is your desire to lift off your projection and your sales?

At Crystal you will find specialized groups and departments of industrial designers, mechanical engineers and refrigeration engineers that will work closely with you in order to find innovative designs, refrigerant and energy solutions for the new, unique freezers and coolers of your company.


“ In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different ”

Coco Chanel


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