About hc

HC is a design and manufacturing business that specialises in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.
Over the course of its 50-year existence, HC has grown to become the largest OEM of finned tube heat exchangers, refrigeration system and HVAC equipment in Southern Africa. This success is due in large part to the expertise and depth of our team, as well as the investment into innovation through our R&D team. Because of the combination of these resources, we are able to provide unparalleled customer service and product quality to both the Commercial and Industrial market segments.

A photo of our cooler units in the commercial bay at the HC factory
A photo of our cooler units in the commercial bay at the HC factory
A photo of stainless steel coils being prepared in the dispatch bay

We deliver products tailored to your exact requirements thanks to our extensive industry knowledge and a clear understanding of our customers’ applications. This industry-leading adaptability enables us to thrive in both domestic and international markets where our standard and customised products compete.
We continue to build on our illustrious history to ensure that our reputation for superior engineering and manufacturing of HVAC-R systems and components leaves a lasting legacy in our industry.

Our history

Heating Centre was established in 1973 and later traded under the German-based Güntner SA banner from 1995 until their withdrawal from South Africa in 2001, after which HC was established on the solid foundation left by Güntner SA.
Our ancillary companies were born from these formidable building blocks, giving rise to the HC Group. Through our contracting partners, HC Group provides engineering solutions in design, manufacturing, installation, and after-sales service for the production of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment. Our global headquarters are housed in a 21 700m² facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Old HC office in Roodepoort
New HC Offices in Germiston

Our values explained


Inspired by our vision of providing innovative solutions to the industries we serve, HC defines innovation as creating value for our key stakeholders.

We are continuously innovating and developing new products to better serve our customers, stay on the cutting edge of technology, and stay true to our quality engineering mantra behind every product.

“Every one of our products are designed and manufactured to the highest standards. Our brand is synonymous with high-quality products that will add value to your business,” says Kruger.

New HC Offices in Germiston
Drawing Office

Customer Focus

Customer satisfaction is the single most important determinant of a company’s success. One of our primary objectives is to maintain consistent customer satisfaction throughout the organisation.

Customer service and the overall business model rely heavily on suppliers. The importance of maintaining relationships between suppliers and the business cannot be overstated, and HC takes great care in cultivating strong professional relationships with both local and international suppliers.

Our Exco team with customers on a site visit


Ownership to HC is the obligation to the industries we represent to design, develop, and produce the best equipment solution for our customers, which is why Research and Development is an integral part of our business.
We not only create new products on-site, but we also thoroughly test and improve on existing ones. Manufacturing a wide range of equipment, from commercial refrigeration to large custom-built units for industrial applications. HC provides a wide range of construction materials to suit all operating environments, including all stainless steel coils designed and manufactured in accordance with SANS 347 and ASME B31-5 specifications.


Accountability at HC entails promptness, efficiency, and careful prioritisation, as well as the follow-through required to deliver customised solutions.

HC continues to set the standard for aesthetic appeal, design, and build quality. Our products are digitally modelled, evaluated, and thoroughly tested using cutting-edge design software.
This process allows for the rapid and efficient evaluation of a large number of concepts and designs prior to the production of working prototypes for further evaluation and testing.

A QC inspector
Our HC QC team


P.R.I.D.E – Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence

At HC, we live and work our core value PRIDE – positively and collaboratively interacting with our team members, suppliers, and customers. Being ethically fair and sincere while acting with the utmost consideration for others. We value our differences because they make us stronger and helps our diverse team identify opportunities. Our dedication drives us to excel in every project we undertake.

The factory production managers