Creativity and analytical approach, innovative ideas and a massive research effort. This is HiRef.
At HiRef, we believe that innovation and sustainability, far from being two parallel concepts, are the only possible way of working in today's Cooling system industry.
The expertise and skills gained over the years have defined our DNA: we apply the most diverse technologies for precision air conditioning, in an effort to constantly optimise energy efficiency, with a view to reducing consumption and consequently, running costs.
Our drive towards innovation and customer satisfaction has led us to become what we are today: future-oriented, always looking beyond the standards.
Right from the start, HiRef's value-adding range of products have stood out for their ability to meet customer needs, offering personalised answers and tailor-made conditioning solutions.
A strong focus on customisation - which in recent years has translated into 85% non-standard products - is possible only if key processes are an integral part of business operations and are not contracted out to subsuppliers.
Over the years, this approach has resulted in independent spin-offs operating in various sectors of HVAC & R. Today, HiRef reunites a variety of skills that can work in synergy, increasing the company's development potential.
HiRef SpA is here
Production area: 2500 m²
We specialise in the most challenging segment of HVAC & R: IT Cooling
We integrate our know-how by partnering with Tecno Refrigeration, a company specialised in commercial refrigeration
We start collaborations with universities, creating a breeding ground of skills and talents to support the company
ISO9001 quality certification
In the geothermal and renewable energy sector, we found Eneren.
At the same time, the spin-off IT.MET was born, specialising in sheet metal working.
We move to our new 8,000 m2 HQ in Tribano.
We start the development of Inverters in the CRAC world.
We build the Data Center Lab where we carry out performance tests on the products of the CRAC and CRAH categories
We create a new internal department for the processing of copper pipes.
With the foundation of HiDew comes the opportunity to specialise in dehumidification.
The first projects begin based on technology with CO2 as a sustainable refrigerant.
We expand the test area with our LowT Lab.
We integrate our know-how in the field of design and production of electrical panels with ECAT.
HiRef becomes a Supporting Member of the CUOA Foundation.
We start an applied study on electricity generation by ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) in university research projects
We obtain the Fgas certification.
We launch the development of DataBatic
We create ORC-Lab for electrical generation research via Organic Rankine Cycle
Hyper Lab construction begins.
We integrate the test area with DataLab, a specific facility for rack coolers and DataBatic.
Our Hiref Rus commercial branch helps us penetrate the Russian market.
Expansion of the production plant.
HiRef offering is completed with HiRef Engineering, a company created for consultancy to designers and general contractor services.
We open our HiRef Mexico commercial branch for the LATAM area.
In our research projects, we integrate the applied study of Liquid cooling technology.
During the lockdown period due to the Covid19 emergency, we open our HiRef2 production plant upgrading our Chiller and DataBatic production. +3,800 square metres producing a turnover of +7 million euro in 2020.
+35 hires in less than a year: our group workforce has reached 330 employees.
We invest in sustainability: +25% Low GWP refrigerants adopted compared to 2019
Inauguramos la filial comercial de HiRef México para la región LATAM
We celebrate our first 20 years and present our new Brand Identity
We join the Board of Directors of "Amici dell'Università di Padova" (Friends of the University of Padua.)
ISO14001 environmental certification
We begin to collaborate with the social enterprise of the “I bambini delle fate”
Our organization gets a makeover with the implementation of new governance
Top 500: we were selected among the top 500 companies in the Northeast
The HiRef network
We are a network of companies working in synergy by integrating the supply chain vertically and in different areas of HVAC & R. What do we share? A common vision.
HiRef Engineering is an engineering company that supports our commercial network by supplying consultancy in the fields of design, feasibility studies, project business plans and, if required, "turnkey" air conditioning systems.
Tecno Refrigeration specialises in commercial refrigeration and comfort air conditioning for the naval and railway sectors. It is a "competence center" for systems using CO2, a natural fluid chosen by HiRef to develop our sustainable future.
We believe in solidarity and friendly gestures. This is why we support associations which, like us, believe in the value of innovation aimed at economic, social and environmental sustainability.
ADCA Africa Data Centres Association
We share ADCA's mission: enhancing the economic growth of the data center industry for the company, governments and the media.
Associazione degli Amici dell'Università di Padova
HiRef is a Meritorious Member. We share the same ideas and values as the Friends of the University of Padua including the importance of expertise, innovation and being sensitive to people and the territory, in order to ensure a sustainable productive, social and environmental background.
The digital platform developed for designers of sustainable and LEED, WELL, BREEAM certified buildings. HiRef products have applied for "green" certifications.
EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres
We support and share the EU code of conduct for energy efficiency in Data Centers. We believe in the importance of reducing energy consumption and we want to contribute to building a sustainable future for the next generations.
Projects we support
We are actively involved in projects that support talent and promote change for a better future. For us and for the next generations.
CUOA Business school
i Bambini delle Fate