About Us

Labcold was founded in 1932 as Boro Dairy Laboratories and Appliance Company Limited. Originally the primary business was to provide a laboratory analytical service to London’s small dairy suppliers who often kept cows in their back yard.
During WW2 the analytical laboratory suffered a decline as small dairies ceased to exist and free national testing of milk was available,  however, after the war the laboratory turned to testing ice cream and the company became appointed analysts to the Ice Cream Alliance.
In 1946 the company moved to Catford and in the following years the closed the analytical laboratory to further develop it’s equipment business including supplying specialist laboratory temperature control equipment for the medical, food, pharmaceutical and  life science related applications. It also changed it’s name to Boro Labs.
In 1974 the company relocated to Aldermaston to be closer to it’s customers which included the Milk Marketing Board, Heinz, Associated Foods and the NHS. By this time Boro Labs was becoming known for it’s supply of Ultra Low Temperture Freezers and sparkfree laboratory refrigerators and freezers from it’s growing ‘Labcold’ division.
In 2007 Borolabs was renamed Labcold 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 have developed a reputation with large corporate and medical establishments for being safe, secure and reliable through quality construction and performance with key safety and monitoring facilities. Labcold Medical Device 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.
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 due to their 24/7 autoamtic data recording, digital lock option and alarm battery back up.
All Labcold products are CE marked to confirm they comply with current EC safety and other directives and manufactured in accordance with ISO9001.
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.
Labcold has also become a UKAS temperature calibration laboratory no:8898. In our first full year we have calibrated almost 5,000 refrigerators and freezers on customer sites and after manufacture.
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.