PTG has already recruited four refrigeration technicians for its new office in Alta. That number will be up to six by the autumn. From left: Thorbjørn Isaksen, Ivar Martin Flage, Bjørn Johansen and Espen Hansen. Photo: PTG.
Refrigeration and cooling specialist PTG, which has its head office in the north Norwegian city of Tromsø, has now established a presence in Finnmark county. “We want to build up and assemble a specialist team here”, says Thorbjørn Isaksen, manager of the new service office in Alta.
PTG — Perfect Temperature Group — comprises a Norway-wide and now international team of experts in refrigeration and cooling. It serves both industry and public-sector institutions, and is dedicated to helping reduce energy consumption and improve the climate.
“We’ve long viewed Finnmark as a very exciting region,” explains Morten Thyholdt, service manager commercial and climate at PTG and thereby responsible for the new venture in Alta.
“Our work there has increased in recent years and, with strong political signals on using natural refrigerants, we can again contribute to making a difference. The time is now right, and we’ve therefore opened a service office to follow up new and existing clients.”
He reports that four refrigeration technicians have already been recruited for the far northern operation, with two more due to arrive during the summer. Isaksen is one of the new recruits, and has long experience from the refrigeration sector.
“PTG has a strong and good refrigeration and cooling team,” he observes. “With them at our back, we’re well equipped to build and assemble a group which can help Finnmark to become more energy-efficient and climate-friendly.”
Climate-friendly technology is precisely one of PTG’s most important priority areas. While old solutions utilise synthetic refrigerants which contribute to global warming and depleting the ozone layer, natural alternatives have little or no negative impact.
At the same time, the group is developing new technology which provides more performance per unit of energy.
“The long-term goal is to employ more refrigeration technicians in Finnmark,” says Isaksen. “We also want to help educate a new generation of such specialists here in the north, by offering apprenticeships and through internal training in our own PTG school for qualified installers.”
From left: Espen Hansen, Thorbjørn Isaksen, Bjørn Johansen and Ivar Martin Flage. Photo: PTG.