About Us2022-04-29T16:04:03+00:00

Our Story

Founded in 1984 by design engineers George Young and Ian Wood, Adande soon became regarded as a leading engineering consultancy for industrial ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning for the oil and gas industry.

Chefs working offshore were experiencing significant problems with their refrigeration and keeping food fresh. Catering for staff that were working rotating shift patterns meant kitchen refrigeration was used around the clock with the fridges continually being opened. This frequency of opening caused the cold refrigerated air to fall out and humidity to build up inside the units. The food inevitably spoiled causing the operators to ask Adande for help. So, George and Ian, loving a challenge and starting with a ‘ blank sheet ’ of paper, began work on a new refrigeration design that would essentially ‘Hold the Cold’. Soon after, the Adande Refrigerated drawer was born.

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Our Technology

The first unique UK innovation in over 70 years, our patented ‘Hold the Cold’ technology functions like no other fridge or freezer in the commercial refrigeration industry.

Totally unique to Adande, the insulated drawer inside the unit ensures cold air is retained each time the drawer is opened. Unlike conventionally made refrigeration units, where fans blow cold air around the cabinet, with Adande, cold air gently cascades down onto and around the food in the insulated drawer – we call this ‘low velocity cooling’. This design allows chefs to prolong the shelf life of their ingredients and products by preventing food dehydration.

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Our People

Adande is proud to be made up of a talented team of people passionate about what they do. At all levels of the organisation, around the world, the Adande team are committed to providing the best refrigeration solutions in the market, built with our customers interests in mind.

Adande’s culture has been built on innovation and with this at the very heart of our business, finding new ways to improve and evolve our market is paramount. We strive to be more agile, and visionary. We look to remove complexity, continuing to be pioneers in our industry servicing some of the most interesting and inspiring culinary brands and helping them to deliver the quality that sets them apart.



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