The origins of Cross Group date back to the mid-19th century and to the centre of Cork city – where two members of the Cross family started a carriage hire and stables business. During the 1920s, Cross’s Garage Ltd extended their business extended to the sale of ice boxes and mechanical domestic refrigeration. And so began the long association with refrigeration
Our early sales ledgers show that our first commercial coldroom was sold in the early 1930s to the Royal Oyster Tavern in Cork – a famous city bar and restaurant and popular haunt for the residents. As a result, the group soon realised the potential of commercial refrigeration and retrained some of their motor mechanics in the disciplines/technicalities of refrigeration.
In 1966, Cross’ were appointed Frigidare distributors for Ireland and – at this time – decided to separate their refrigeration business from the garage. This led to the formation of what is now Cross Refrigeration. In 1968, the business was acquired from the Cross family and made the move fully into commercial refrigeration – a staple of the business to this very day
Our group of companies has developed into a young, diversified and dynamic enterprise with interests in multiple sectors. The core of the business remains refrigeration, but our presence is being successfully felt in a number of related sectors too. Today, the enlarged Cross Group brings in an annual turnover of €80m+ – and that growth looks set to continue.
For nearly 50 years, Cross Refrigeration has been Ireland’s leading supplier of commercial refrigeration solutions. We provide world class design, installation and support services, with a 24/7 nationwide maintenance network available to call upon 365 days a year.
Cross Ripening proudly sits within the Cross Group of companies. Cross Refrigeration was established in Cork in 1937 as one of Ireland’s first refrigeration distributors, and has been under the same ownership since a management buyout in 1969. Cross Ripening has been at the forefront of global banana ripening project delivery since the 1980’s, with a clear focus on design innovation, energy efficiency and building lasting relationships with key customers.
Cross Energy have developed a strong profile and reputation in key market sectors including pharmaceutical, logistics, engineering, commercial & industrial food producers & processors, retail, and general industry. Our workload has been generated by developing and maintaining relationships with both existing and new customers.
Cross Refrigeration was established in Cork in 1937 as one of Ireland’s first refrigeration distributors, and has been under the same ownership since a management buyout in 1969. Cross Air Conditioning has grown to become one of the UK and Ireland’s leading specialist contractors with a focus on the VRV and VRF market sectors.