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Ben Booysen Air conditioning & Refrigeration has been an industry leader and household name in the Pietermaritzburg and KZN area for almost 70 years, having first opened in 1951. The company focuses on customer service and specializes in the design, supply and installation of air conditioning systems for all applications from residential to commercial and industrial. We offer a wide variety of other services & products, namely service & maintenance contracts, breakdowns and repairs, refrigeration products such as ice makers, cabinets and cold rooms as well as heat pumps.
The company is headed up by Mike Vaughan, who started with the company as a sales consultant in 1994. Mike grew up in Pietermaritzburg, attending Maritzburg College and UKZN - PMB University. The management team consists of Claude Nathoo & Sharon Naidoo. Claude has been with the company since 1995 staring as an apprentice, fast becoming a qualified technician and is now our operations manager, dealing mainly with technical and operational facets of the business. Sharon has been with BB since 2005 and heads up finance and admin. Mark Wilson heads up our Natalia and Hulamin branches, where we have an office & full time staff on both of the sites. We currently have a staff compliment of 48, made up as follows : 13 Management & Admin, 5 qualified technicians, 9 team leaders, 17 assistants with 4 apprentices.
We conduct in-house training, sending staff on courses where necessary and, working with Merseta, we have established an apprenticeship program. Most of our staff have been trained on and have qualified for the safe handling of refrigeration gas.