Who Are We
Based in Strijdom Park, Randburg, and with a staff compliment of over 40 employees Koldserve CC, has been servicing the needs of the Food & Hospitality industry & commercial catering for more than 25 years. Our emphasis has always been on meeting the customer’s needs for quality products and services.
More than being an equipment supplier, Koldserve provides solutions. We strive to meet the requirements and aspirations of our trusted customers with all inclusive installation, after-sales service and backup. We want our customers to be successful.
The story begins over 50 years ago, in 1959. That was the year Nicholas Karatzas left Greece and arrived in South Africa. He started a refrigeration repair and service business for cafes and supermarkets. His son, George, joined a company in the same line of business after leaving school. He did his apprenticeship and qualified as a commercial refrigeration technician.
When that company closed George worked briefly in the family business before he decided the time was right for a new adventure: in 1985 he established his own company, RefTech, servicing commercial refrigeration units and importing refrigeration spares. The business thrived and soon George Karatzas took a bold step: he started importing Kold-Draft ice-making machines from the United States.
Koldserve CC was incorporated in 1994 with George Karatzas heading up the business. He remains the Managing Member to this day. Starting with our specialization in refrigeration installations and service back up and repairs, Koldserve identified an opportunity to enter the world of speciality coffee equipment in 1995. Growing from strength to strength on our philosophy of quality service and building relationships within the industry, Koldserve expanded our operations to include all manner of catering equipment, to better satisfy our customers needs.
Koldserve is proud to have conducted business with South Africa’s most successful companies for more than 25 years. The Likes of, Famous Brands, Ciro Beverage Solutions, Taste Holdings, Retsol, Total SA, ABI, Nino’s, Doppio Zero , Vida e and Fournos Bakery to name a few.
We have also undertaken work into Africa, in Botswana, Zambia, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Koldserve offers the most comprehensive range of refrigeration, coffee and catering equipment in Southern Africa. We cater for every customer, from small budget installations to the demands of the large organisations in the food service industry.