OUR STORY

Proud Australian manufacturers of the highest quality commercial refrigeration equipment, our products are seen in over 1,000 supermarkets and convenience stores Australia-wide.

Our origin dates back to 1911 with Walker Shop Fitters manufacturing display counters for retail stores in Melbourne. The introduction of refrigerated cabinets after the Second World War saw the opportunity for expansion, and in 1970 the name was changed to Walker Refrigerated Cabinets P/L.

A few years later Celano Refrigeration was founded by Lorenzo Mingerulli (Current Managing Director), manufacturing a range of refrigerated cabinets for restaurants, cafes, function centres, delicatessens and manufacturing facilities. Walker Refrigeration Cabinets was a preferred supplier to major supermarket stores, and in 1994 the two companies merged to form Walker Celano Refrigeration P/L as it is today.

From this joint venture came the development of the Aisle Mate™ island merchandiser, which is currently in use in over 1,000 supermarket and convenience stores Australia-wide. Aisle Mate™ has been refined and further developed from the original 2 tier unit to the 4 tier Multi Deck cabinet supplied today to meet the increasing range of products available these days.

  • We believe all products should be built for a purpose, not just a price. As a result, we won’t compromise on quality or service.

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Despite the changing times, we’re still family owned and operated. It isn’t just the reputation of the business relying on our quality products, it’s the reputations of our family names.

At Walker Celano, we design and manufacture our refrigeration solutions in our state of the art facility in Preston Victoria – built to meet the specific needs of our customers and built for Australian conditions. Driven by customer demand, we have expanded our range of products to include upright refrigerators and freezers, blast chillers, gastro norm cabinets, and a wide variety of delis and wall chillers as well as a new range of wine cabinets.

Walker Celano is the destination for customers with refrigeration requirements that others have put in the “too hard” basket. We have developed and patented several unique refrigerated products as a result of satisfying customer needs.

Our commitment to quality and innovation means that nothing leaves our factory without our complete assurance that it will provide years of perfect operation and is built to a standard worthy of the Walker Celano name. Our reputation for product performance, quality and reliability is at the peak of the industry. Innovation, product development and satisfying our customers’ needs is what drives us to manufacture and supply products that surpass industry standards and meet customer expectations every time.

Call us today to see how we can help with your refrigeration needs.