About Us

As Europe's leading commercial refrigeration manufacturer we pride ourselves on both the products we supply and the levels of customer service we provide. When you work with us, you're guaranteed quality and absolute reliability at highly competitive prices.

When it comes to commercial fridges and freezers. We are at the forefront of new technology, pioneering new standards in temperature control, hygiene, efficiency and appearance. 

The fact is, we are the most popular brand in the UK marketplace today, far outselling all other commercial refrigeration competitors. Be certain. No matter how large or small your scale of operation, you'll find there is a Foster for you.

Demand more. Choose Foster.


Foster - A Brief History

A few Foster facts and figures...

  • 1946 - Foster Refrigerator Corporation is launched in New York by Larry H. Foster
  • 1968 - Foster opened factory in King's Lynn, UK
  • 1970 - Plant 1 of King's Lynn site is extended
  • 1977 - Coldroom panel factory opened
  • 1978 - Branches opened in Epinay sur Seine, France and Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1980 - Foster wins coveted CEMA Export Award
  • 1985 - The new 'Gastronorm 90' range wins Caterer & Hotelkeeper's "Most Innovative New Product Award"
  • 1991 - Finished goods warehouse and training centre opened at King's Lynn
  • 1994 - Royal Warrant granted
  • 1999 - Purchased by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) as part of a $3.5 bn acquisition
  • 2000 - Following £6million factory investment 'Premier' cabinets launched
  • 2001 - 'Premier' counters launched
  • 2005 - First ISO14001 manufacturer in commercial refrigeration industry
  • 2008 - New environmentally friendly & energy efficient Gastro Eco Pro Cabinet & Counter ranges launched
  • 2008 - Awarded prestigious FCSI 'Green Award'
  • 2010 - Awarded the National EEF Climate Change Opportunity Manufacturing Award
  • 2011 - Crowned National Winner of Winners at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, seeing off competition from the likes of Carl Zeiss, Rolls Royce and Siemens
  • 2012 - Following £4million factory investment, revolutionary EcoPro G2 Cabinet range launched at Hotelympia
  • 2015 innovative low maintenance +stayclear condenser launched.
  • 2016 +stayclear wins prestigious 'Refrigeration Product of the Year' at the ACR News Awards.