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Welcome to Cambridge Refrigeration Technology

About Us

Cambridge Refrigeration Technology Ltd is an independent company specialising within the field of refrigerated transport and environmental testing. 

CRT's history goes back over 80 years.

The origin of CRT:

1937 Originally started as a part of Cambridge University, before the 2nd World War as: "The Low Temperature Research Station".

1945 Changed name to become: "The Refrigerated Cargo Research Council". Had offices in Falcon's yard in central Cambridge, now Lion Yard shopping centre.

1962 Changed name again to become a member-based research association called: "Shipowners Refrigerated Cargo Research Association" 'SRCRA'. Moved to custom built premises in Newmarket Road.

1966 Built our first environmental chamber for testing '20' containers'

1975 Built our second environmental chamber for testing '40' containers' and 13.6m trailers.

1993 Became "Cambridge Refrigeration Technology" as the trading arm of SRCRA.

1999 Refrigerated Transport Information Service founded

2001 Became Cambridge Refrigeration Technology Ltd trading as a contract-based research development and environmental test organisation with a subscription-based information service.

2003 International Cold Chain Technology founded

2005 Built a chamber for supermarket cabinet testing to EN 23953

2006 Became an Independent R&D and environmental test company

2009 Introduced IP testing as a service

2010 Purchased a vibration test rig

2013 Modified Environmental test chambers to allow low temperature testing for pharmaceutical transport.


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