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About us

About us 2020-01-10T11:05:17+00:00

FOUNDER’S MESSAGE

”Growth is the product of the future we were able to predict.”
By Artur Martins Azevedo

The Fricon Group is the product of a strong corporate culture, which is open to the world and is always available for dialogue.

Through proper planning of our investments, we focus on a strategy based on industrial flexibility, which allowed us to meet the needs of our customers quickly and effectively.

This has been the way of asserting our ability to offer a solution to our customers needs by transforming problems into opportunities and looking ahead to what best there is in the market in terms of refrigeration, thus positioning the Fricon Group in the top positions of our business sector worldwide.

All this, after all, because “Growth is the product of the future we were able to predict. “ We will go even further, we will be even better.

Artur Azevedo

ABOUT FRICON

Fricon, a pioneer company in the Portuguese market in the domestic and commercial refrigeration segment, specialized in the conception, development, production and marketing of freezing and chilling equipment for supermarkets, ice cream freezers, beverage coolers.

Specialized Technical

From the technical to the administrative staff, from production to the assembly teams, we have specialized personnel, supported by the latest technology, thus underpinning customised design and production of unique quality.

CORPORATE BROCHURE

I&D FRICON

Always seeking to develop modern and innovative products. It has an engineering department and high level technicians that work daily for the quest of continuous improvement of its products.

  • To verify actual energy consumption;
  • Simulate the climatic and environmental conditions of any part of the world in order to test the equipments;
  • To measure temperatures and improve equipment performance tests according to climate class;
  • To perform reliability tests;
  • Continuous improvement of products.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

QUALITY POLICY

Our Quality Policy is the continuous satisfaction of Customers through the provision of excellent products and services. This policy is internally assumed from the perspective of:

  • Maintenance of QMS Certified according to the NP EN ISO 9001 normative reference;
  • Ensure total customer satisfaction by meeting agreed product requirements, namely: in terms of delivery times and technical support;
  • Contribute to the improvement of technical capacity and performance through training and awareness of employees;
  • Motivate and encourage employees to participate in the maintenance and constant improvement of the QMS;
  • Consolidate a culture of innovation as one of our organizational assets;
  • Comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements inherent to the scope of the QMS;
  • Continuously improve the effectiveness of implemented systems;
  • Also seek involvement of Suppliers and other Stakeholders.

In order to achieve the objectives assumed in this Policy, we promote internal teamwork as well as the satisfaction of its employees. Top Management undertakes to provide the resources and means necessary to provide services within the scope of the company’s activity.

FRICON IN THE WORLD

FRICON INVESTMENTS

Always seeking to develop modern and innovative products.
It has an engineering department and high level technicians that work daily for the quest of continuous improvement of its products.

Fricon Investments:

  • 2015 – 2017: 1,5 M€
  • 2018 – 2020: 3,2 M€

HISTORY

Founded in Portugal in 1976 and in Brazil in 1995, Fricon sought over the years to give priority to respect for consumers, to the quality of its products, to the ability to renew itself, and this has made it one of the most respected companies in the industry, worldwide.

From that time until the present day the Frigocon expands and develops its business, whether in Portugal or in international markets.

2020

Launch of the Fricon Strategic Business Plan – 2020/2022; launching new solutions for the food retail segment, presentation of new technologies for cost optimization through

2019

2019

Extension of the Combi line with new ECO versions for dimensions 2200 and 2500.

2018

Launch of a new three-year investment cycle 2018/2020 worth 3.2M €

2017

2017

Vertical solutions line extension with introduction of Mural 2500

2016

2016

40 years of expansion and success Fricon, marked on its 40th anniversary with a rebranding of the brand.

2015

2015

COMBI  A new solution for Retail, with a unique design, wide view and low energy consumption.

2015

2015

Presentation of a new integrated solution for space optimization in stores, in large surfaces through the launch of Combi (Upperdeck + SMR LSL) for the

2014

2014

Fricon implemented the investment plan for the 2013-2015 triennium in the amount of 1.5M €, in the modernization of the manufacturing processes, new equipment and

2013

2013

Strategic commercial orientation for the Spanish market, through the creation of Fricon’s commercial delegation in Spain. Start of production of VCV13 equipment in conservation versions

2012

2012

Start of production of the supermarket equipment line – SMR DA 2200 – equipment with design and quality of excellence to promote 360º product.

2011

2011

Start of use of R600 Gas in beverage equipment, launch of the HCE model (ice cream conservator).

2010

2010

Supermarket line SMR CL and SMR LSL with Automatic Defrost and Variable Speed technology.

2009

2009

Start of production of the line of supermarket equipment with the Low Cost concept, using the SMR LSL model.

2005

2005

Start of Fricon’s Premium Era with the strategic demarcation in the sector, through the entry into the food retail segment, with the launch of the

2004

2004

Start of production of equipment using R290 gas (CFC free) – Ecological.

2000

Start of manufacture using Cyclo-Pentane.

1996

1996

Worldwide launch of new Eutectic products – Mobile Segment that allow products to be preserved for a long period of time, without the need for

1995

1995

Launch of the Brazilian production unit – Mercofricon S.A.  

1994

Conclusion of the implementation of the Quality Sistem, certified by IPQ (Certification nº94/ CEP 207).Initiation of a commercial policy centered onforeign trade.

1993

Concession by the IPQ (Portuguese Institute of Quality) of the license to use the designation “National Branding According to Norms”.

1992

Beginning of the implementation of the system of Quality Management, according to the NP EN 29002 norm, establishing agreements with qualified labs to perform lab

1990

Reinforcement of the Export strategy. Positioning as a National Leader in the beverage verticals segment.

1980

It is positioned in the Production Leadership of domestic equipment in the national market. Start of production and leadership in horizontal commercial solutions (Ice Cream

1976

Frigocon S.A. Foundation.

OUR STRATEGY