Secker & Sons was established in 1949 initially as an electrical business, however, keen to diversify in an emerging market, William Secker realised only 13% of UK homes had a refrigerator in 1960. By securing a major contract with Longford Engineering Company (LEC), Seckers became the sole distributer of the domestic refrigerator in East Anglia. At this time, the company had also won contracts with national companies such as Birds Eye Frozen Foods, Walls Ice Cream and The Lever Group who contracted us to design, install & service their refrigeration systems.
William was joined by his five sons and together they strived to provide a personal service that delivered on quality, customer care and value for money. Always aware of new innovations and market trends, Secker & Sons (Norwich) Ltd, were among the first to promote the sale of chilled dairy decks and display freezers to the convenience store retailer. A distribution agreement was established with Arneg, an industry leading Italian refrigeration display manufacturer, making our comparatively small family business the sole importers of Arneg Refrigeration to the UK and enabled us to develop a national retail client base during the 1960’s.
Since the company was established over 75 years ago, three generations of the family have strived to maintain the personal approach and conscientious values which were so important to William Secker and have helped establish Secker & Sons (Norwich) Ltd as a family-run, independent business with a reputation for outstanding service and high quality installations both locally and nationally.
Our current Managing Director, Alan James Secker, followed his father and grandfather into the business. Qualifying as an engineer, he remained on the tools until the age of 40 when he became Director of Shopfitting. In a little over a decade, Alan secured numerous Shopfitting contracts, working with brands such as Budgens, Nisa, Norwich City FC, Subway, Londis, The Metropolitan Police, Mc Donalds and KFC. Valuing in-house labour above all, Alan increased Seckers employees to over 50, ensuring we could offer a turn key solution from design, engineering, project delivery and hand over. His retail clients have won many national awards through exceptionally well designed stores and first class installations. These days Alan manages the company, designs stunning retail stores and most enjoys meeting customers from all walks of life.
Our strengths lie in the fact that both our Managing and Technical Directors are experienced engineers with over 70 years combined industry knowledge in commercial refrigeration and air conditioning. We consider our workforce to be our most important asset and our team of Senior Service Engineers keep pace with the latest technological advances in green technology & environmental solutions. Investment in training ensures we always have an experienced team to deliver expertly installed air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems.
Secker & Sons specialise in Refrigeration, Shopfitting and Air to Air Heat Pump installations within the Retail, Commercial, Industrial and Domestic sectors.
Secker & Sons are a leading heat recovery ventilation specialist in East Anglia. Today customers want flexibility and our systems are designed to give you heating and cooling where and when you need it most. We’ll carry out a full survey of your building or work from plans and design a system that fits perfectly, maximises efficiency and recovers otherwise wasted heat to reduce the heating and cooling demands of your building. We work with leading industry manufacturers such as Samsung, Daikin, Mitsubishi Group, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Panasonic, and Midea to cater for all your heating and cooling needs.
Today, as the cost-of-living increases and the world focus is on climate change and decarbonisation, we are all looking for ways to heat our homes more efficiently. Our domestic Air to Air Heat Pump installations have become a large part of our business in recent years. Providing year round comfort in your home with advanced, efficient heating and cooling technology from single room systems to multi room installations. We understand we are working in your home and take care to listen to your specific requirements to design an installation that not only operates as you want it to, but looks aesthetically pleasing both indoors and outside with care to hide pipework wherever possible.