About Polar Refrigeration in Nelson

Polar Refrigeration has now been in business for almost 40 years. In the beginning, we focused on whiteware service and repair, but as our expertise grew we expanded into commercial refrigeration and air conditioning where we’ve been providing products and services to happy customers ever since.

Polar Refrigeration assisted with installation of the first CO2 refrigeration system in Nelson and we are proud to say we still provide services and maintenance to the same client, to this day.

Meet the team

Polar Refrigeration has a team of six refrigeration technicians and qualified electricians, all committed to getting the job done.

Steve Benn, Owner and Refrigeration Technician

Steve Benn

Owner/ Technician 

Steve has been the owner of Polar Refrigeration since 2011.  As well as keeping his fingers on the pulse running the business day-to-day, he is a fully qualified refrigeration technician. For customers this means you are dealing with a business run by someone who truly understands his products and services.

Grant Lourens, Service Manager

Grant Lourens

Service Manager  

Grant is our office based Service Manager.  He holds both Refrigeration and Electrical Trade Licences and has been in the industry for over 30 years.  If you have any questions regarding our products and services or we can assist you with a quote, please do not hesitate to give Grant a call.

Greg Hawken, Senior Refrigeration Technician

Greg Hawken

Senior Technician

Greg is one of our most experienced technicians and has been with Polar Refrigeration since the business began. His knowledge and decades of experience are invaluable to Polar Refrigeration and to our Customers.  You will never hear him say, “Hmm, I don’t know what to do about this.”