About Us

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The Early Years

BE Cooling’s beginnings were humble, like many successful business operations in KwaZulu-Natal. At the tender age of 18 years, Bradley Engelbrecht took a job as a Tool Assistant. After honing his technical skills in the industry, Bradley registered Brads Refrigeration and Air Conditioning back in 1996. His home’s single garage doubled as both his office and his workshop.

Armed with a single Hyundai Accent and a Venter trailer, and a measly R3000 in his bank account, Brad would diligently service his clients all over Durban with passion for his craft. Brad hired a Tool Assistant, and for three years the company was run by him and his assistant – with Brad doing all of the breakdowns, installations, invoices and quotations himself.

Growing Our Family

Bradley then employed Ryan Hardwich, then 18 years old, who has grown with the organisation for the last 16 years and is now Operations Manager. Cyril Madondo, with the company for 10 years, has been grown to the position of Service Manager. Cyril is a 51% partner in a separate company, falling under the BE Cooling umbrella.

Sthembiso Ngidi, who started out as a Domestic Worker, is now a Senior Technician and responsible for his own team of workers. Faith Majozi, also joining the BE Cooling ranks as a Domestic Worker, has been groomed to the position of Senior Debtors Clerk – Faith is responsible for handling corporate clients and has been with Bradley for 10 years.

Wiseman Latha and Thulani Makhanya have been grown to the position of Senior Technician, starting out as Tool Assistants over 10 years ago. Last year, Bradley employed a Domestic Worker by the name of Manqoba Nxumalo, who is already moving up the ranks and is currently a Trainee at BE Cooling.

Bradley maintains that his staff are his family, and he is extremely proud of how far each of them have come. He is dedicated to growing individuals to reach their full potential, and his staff reward him for it with hard work and dedication to their trade.

Where We Are Now

From his humble beginnings in his home’s single garage, Bradley now proudly owns the BE Cooling business premises in Durban. On site is a training facility, where the team is constantly being kept abreast regarding the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

Now trading as BE Cooling, the team’s list of corporate clients includes ‘blue chip’ organisations such as Sasol, Total, MassCash, Spar, and Cambridge Foods. The BE Cooling head office is situated in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and the company has grown to include branches in northern KZN, the Western Cape, and an upcoming BE Cooling branch in the Eastern Cape – currently being serviced from KZN.

From the first day of being in business, back in 1996 with the registering of Brads Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Bradley Engelbrecht has constantly endeavoured to uphold the notion of ‘Service Excellence’ – never being too proud to take constructive criticism in order to improve BE Cooling’s service offerings. To find out more about the BE Cooling story, click on the link below to get in touch:

Our Vision

  • To find the most energy-efficient solutions for your refrigeration and air conditioning needs.

Our Values

  • We’re dynamic and pro-active
  • Continuous improvement through learning and innovation
  • Promoting high standards and ethics
  • Personal service and a focus on customer needs.