Carters is a quiet success story. Most people in the UK will come in contact with our products and services every week without realising they are doing so. This is often in the buildings in which they work, learn or buy their food.

Founded in 1945, Carter Thermal Industries has grown to become one of the most substantial and respected privately owned engineering groups within the UK.

The group’s manufacturing operations combine engineering expertise with innovation to remain at the leading edge of technology.

Contracting operations excel through design, engineering and management skills. Whilst sound engineering experience and up to date understanding of technical developments provide the basis for the care and maintenance operations.

Group Companies

Carter Synergy

Formed by the merger of Carter Refrigeration & Retail Services Ltd and Carter Planned Maintenance Ltd, Carter Synergy is a national provider of Refrigeration and Building Services (HVAC & M&E) design, installation, project management, service and maintenance.

KB Refrigeration

A commercial refrigeration company, specialising in retail, hotels and catering, cold storage, general refrigeration and air conditioning applications offering a comprehensive design, installation, service and maintenance service for Scotland and Northern England and the manufacture of central plant cooling systems for industrial and commercial applications.

Carter Retail Equipment

A manufacturer of refrigerated display cabinets for food-retail and supermarkets, modular cold storage and insulating panels for all applications, checkouts and customised display and shelving products for the retail industry.


Specialists in refrigeration controls, refrigerant leak detection, refrigeration system optimisation and energy reduction initiatives.

Carter Environmental Engineers

A manufacturer of water cooling towers for industrial and air conditioning applications, water filtration equipment for industrial and commercial applications, and dust and fume filtration products for industrial pollution control.

Franklin Hodge Industries

Design, manufacture and installation of site assembled liquid storage tanks.