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In 1923 George Patton established GE Patton Limited in Christchurch, New Zealand and by 1930 was producing a range of domestic refrigerators and flip top ice cream cabinets for the rapidly expanding local market.
As business grew, new innovative products were released including chest freezers, absorption refrigerators and New Zealand’s first curved glass fronted delicatessen and frozen food cabinets.

In the 1970’s G E Patton Ltd restructured and changed its name to Patton Refrigeration, moving their head office to Auckland and focussing more on the commercial refrigeration business by developing several new ranges of condensing units, air-cooled condensers and unit coolers.

The 1980’s,‘90’s and early 2000’s saw an expansion of the New Zealand branch network, to our current level of nine, as well as opening a manufacturing and distribution facility in Sydney Australia in the 80’s.

Further Australian expansion followed with a Melbourne branch opening in 2004 to service the Victoria region and augment the Sydney operation. In 2006 a joint venture was established with MetJak in Perth to give Patton representation in West Australia.
In 2007 the international success of the Patton business model and brand was enhanced by the establishment of a manufacturing facility and sales office in Thailand. Patton Aero as it is known gained immediate success with the appointment of Emerson as exclusive distributor for the Middle East and Africa region.
Quickly following this Patton Aero Thailand received ISO9001 certification. Later the in same year Patton India opened with a sales office in Delhi. Added to this a further Australian outlet was launched in Rockhampton, Central Queensland.

In 2008 more growth occurred in Australia with the acquisition of Mellcott Refrigeration in Victoria, furthering Patton wholesale outlets for the region to three. Later in the year Patton Brisbane was opened giving Australia a total of seven outlets to cover the country.

Additionally in 2008, to reflect the now diverse range of refrigeration (commercial and industrial), air conditioning and mechanical services offered, the company name was changed to Patton Limited.

Now as a truly international company, Patton Ltd continues to expand their global presence with a range of innovative products backed by over 90 years of solid experience in providing top quality equipment and service to the refrigeration industry.

Patton Ltd looks forward to meeting your refrigeration, air conditioning and mechanical service needs both for today and long into the future. Contact us today to discuss your needs.