H.A.Davie was first registered as a limited company in July 1902 but had commenced trading in Sunderland several years earlier as Engineers, Millwrights and Licensed Valuers.
Henry Angus Davie was the founder and first Managing Director of the company. He was a mechanical engineer with an interest in the embryo motor trade and one of the first agencies held by the Company was on behalf of the National Gas Engine Co. Ltd. During the 1920's, the Company developed from being solely mechanical engineers and opened a showroom in Chester Road, Sunderland from which it sold electrical equipment. In 1927 it became an agent for Frigidaire refrigeration equipment.
From this date, although continuing to work as electrical contractors, they soon became more involved in the rapidly developing refrigeration market with customers as diverse as ice cream manufacturers and local hospitals.
In 1979, the current Managing Director, David Martin-Jones, with colleagues bought the Company from its previous owners and in 1983 the Company moved to its current premises in Houghton-le-Spring.
At H.A.Davie, refrigeration specialist
We specialise in providing a comprehensive and competitive service for all users of commercial refrigeration equipment. We understand its importance to all of our customers and realise that quick response times are essential. We endeavour to attend all calls within the customers desired time frame and when possible have the fault rectified within 24hrs. Our engineers have many years' experience working on all types of commercial
H.A.Davie can provide a complete design and build service to cover all of your refrigeration needs and have successfully managed installation projects from £2000 up to £3.5 million.
Our commercial refrigeration customers include:
Frozen Food Retailers
Pubs & Clubs
Fast Food Outlets
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