SCM Ref Africa Phoenix Racks
SCM Ref Africa Phoenix Racks
SCM Ref Africa Phoenix Racks
SCM Ref Africa Phoenix Racks
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About Us


Welcome to SCM REF Africa, the premium provider of advanced, economical and environmentally friendly refrigeration systems and solutions in South Africa.

Please take your time to learn more about our company, and our exceptional range of products and services. With decades of expertise and some of the most dedicated and experienced professionals in the industry on our staff, we have both the facilities and resources to deliver almost any product configuration your business demands.

Our Mission and Core Values


To be the best known and trusted supplier of quality, efficient refrigeration systems throughout Southern Africa. Remain the leaders in innovation and experience through continued training and development of our employees.

To support our customers with friendly, skillful and reliable service and expertise. Deliver refrigeration products with the highest quality in the most efficient manner.

SCM REF Africa does business as follows – Honourable & Ethical business practices, Committed customer support & service, Employee development, Continuous product development resulting in reduced environmental impact of our products, Build and maintain customer and supplier relationships.




SCM REF Africa has been a leader in complete refrigeration systems and solutions in South Africa since 1999.

In 2002 we developed the first full secondary refrigeration system in South Africa, manufactured in our Cape Town facility, which supplied the fluid for low and medium temperature applications at one of the country’s leading supermarkets.

Since then we have constantly worked at the forefront of technology advances, manufacturing Screw Compressor Packaged Units, Containerised Refrigeration Plant, Hot Water Reclaim and AC comfort Heating, Multiplex Systems with Variable Speed and Soft Starter Technology, Weatherproof Packaged Units with Integrated Condenser, Low Temp Subcritical CO2 Systems and most recently we are able to offer and manufacture Trans-Critical CO2 Solutions.

In 2007 we implemented the ISO 9001:2000 quality management system and achieved certification through Dekra. We were recertified in 2009 under the ISO 9001:2008 standard and again 2018 with both facilities being  certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

In November 2017 we changed our name and corporate identity from Phoenix Racks to SCM Ref Africa. The reason for this change was to align ourselves with Beijer Refs global strategy of focusing on its OEM Division. We joined manufacturing facilities SCM Frigo, SCM REF Sweden and SCM Ref France as part of this new division.

SCM REF Africa acquired the Recam division from Metraclark (Pty) Ltd effective  January 2019.  This was done to split the manufacturing and distribution businesses of the Group. Recam reverted back to a Heat Exchanger manufacturer with SCM REF Africa responsible for the manufacture of all compressor products.

With ongoing local research and development, collaboration with SCM Frigo and a focus on training, we are continually striving to develop the most comprehensive and sustainable product lines that meet and exceed local and international quality standards.

Engineering Excellence


Our in-house engineering expertise sets us apart from our competitors. We assemble our products from the ground up, and have unparalleled experience in engineering successful solutions. Each Plant we manufacture is carefully designed for your exact requirements using internationally recognised energy modelling software for maximum performance and efficiency.

All our products undergo strict quality control and testing, and our staff is committed to continuous training to ensure optimal quality, handling, delivery, installation and maintenance over the lifetime of your product.


Delivering on Value


SCM Ref Africa boasts some of the lowest lead times on the market, turning your customised orders into deliveries quickly and cost effectively . With flexible production schedules and on-demand delivery we save you and your customers time and money without compromising quality.

Premier Componentry, Solid Steel Discharge Headers and Fully Welded Metal Frames have ensured that we are trusted by all leading retail chains and food producers in hundreds of plant rooms across the continent.


Make sure you use a high efficiency SCM REF Africa solution for your next project!


Our Customers

As one of the leading suppliers of refrigeration technology for commercial retailers, SCM REF Africa is trusted by hundreds of supermarkets and factory outlet stores in South Africa.


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Our Factories

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification drives continuous improvements to ensure our factory operates efficiently with consistent reliability and excellent performance.



News / Blog

Weekly updates of what is happening at SCM Ref Africa!!


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Our Team

Our Experienced Team with more than a decade of building refrigeration machines will ensure your systems operate trouble free.


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