About Us

Labcold was founded in 1932, based in Borough High Street, London and long retained a link to its origins in its original name: Boro Laboratories or Boro Labs for short. Originally the primary business was to provide a laboratory analytical service, however, it was not long before the company became involved in the supply of equipment. In the following years the company closed the analytical laboratory to further develop its business and to focus on supplying specialist laboratory temperature control equipment for the medical, food, pharmaceutical and other life science related applications.
In 2007 Borolabs was renamed Labcold, which had previously been the brand name used for their own brand range of refrigerators and freezers, to coincide with the company’s 75th Anniversary. December 2012 saw Labcold celebrate their 80th.
The Products
Today, Labcold is established as a leading specialist manufacturer and supplier of medical and laboratory refrigerators and freezers in the UK. Labcold refrigerators and freezers developed a reputation with large corporate and medical establishments as being safe, secure and reliable through quality construction and performance with appropriate safety and monitoring facilities. Labcold British Standard blood bank refrigerators are now the UK market leader, complemented by a variety of other temperature related products for a blood transfusion department use.
Labcold were the first UK manufacturer of Blood Bank refrigerators to gain medical device certification for their products.
Following on from this success a range of laboratory incubators was developed featuring models designed and manufactured to suit a wide variety of applications. To complement these products Labcold has developed a range of temperature monitoring and alarm products that keep a constant check on routine equipment operations for confirmation of sample security. In 2012 Labcold launched the all new IntelliCold range of pharmacy refrigerators with a range of new features including integral data logging and alarm battery back up. These pharmacy fridges have since become the preferred brand for a number of NHS Trusts. All Labcold products are CE marked to confirm they comply with current EC safety and other directives.
The Service
Customer service forms the cornerstone of Labcold’s continuing competitive advantage. An integrated manufacturing, maintenance and repair facility allows customers to benefit from rapid deliveries and regular servicing. Accredited service engineers are on hand to install units on site and deal with any queries about operation. All installation problems are dealt with quickly and efficiently, with an Account Manager from Labcold conducting site surveys to ensure the best and safest route of entry into the building. Liaising with project managers, builders and contractors ensure that all projects, no matter how large or small, are completed with minimum disruption and within timescales agreed.
The Future
Over the years, Labcold has seen a significant growth in equipment sales into medical, pharmaceutical and biological science related laboratories. Sales through U.K. and export distributors have complemented supply through our own specialist sales forces. With repeated success in winning major contracts to supply new hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, as well as routine purchases of fridges, freezers and incubators, Labcold continues to see turnover increasing steadily with growth of products and services providing scientists with the best possible solution to their temperature control and monitoring requirements now, and well into the future.