Traulsen has long been known as the premier name in refrigeration for the foodservice market. That reputation is grounded in a long history of delivering products designed and built to the highest possible standards of performance, quality and durability in the industry—standards for innovation and value set by our founder, Harry Traulsen.
Traulsen began Traulsen & Company in Queens, New York, in 1938 as a producer of bakery fixtures, with a small product line that included refrigerated showcases. Commercial refrigeration soon became the primary focus of the small company.
It was World War II that established Traulsen’s reputation for innovation, as the company led the way in manufacturing portable refrigerated boxes to preserved food under combat conditions where electricity was not always available.
When the company returned to the commercial refrigeration business after the war, Traulsen set down the design and manufacturing standards that we follow to this day: Build the highest quality products in the industry. Use the most rugged, metal materials. Build to stringent, self-imposed specifications. Develop advanced refrigeration technologies. And bring customers the long-term savings and value that comes from a long, efficient product life.
Then and now, Traulsen value comes from understanding just how rough the environments are in which our products work, and how much our customers use and depend on our products. That’s why rugged, all metal construction is at the heart of all of Traulsen’s products, with hinges, seals and handles built to withstand constant use, all day, every day, year after year. It’s why we’ve developed so many advanced refrigeration technologies, providing unequalled innovations in airflow, cooling defrosting, energy efficiency and ergonomics. Yet with every innovation, we find new ways to make our equipment easier and simpler to operate.
Over the years, Traulsen has constantly expanded the range of top-of-the-line refrigeration for the worldwide food equipment market, with refrigeration offerings that include reach-ins, roll-ins, undercounters, blast chillers, prep tables, dual temperature units, heated cabinets, merchandisers and specialty applications drawn from customer requests, many of which become part of our mainstream product line. It’s all based on a corporate philosophy that it takes quality to make quality—and quality creates value for the long run.