|1932||James McAlpine commenced business ...|
|1935||James S McAlpine Ltd registered as a company.|
|1937||Started building ice creamcabinets and built the first
refrigerated icecream transport outside of the US.
|1939||Supplied icecream cabinets and churns to make ice cream to
HMS Leander and HMS Achilles.
|1944||Built Coolrooms which were dropped by paracute to American Forces in the Islands.|
|1947||Production line reached 100 units for domestic refrigerators/freezers.|
|1948||Started importing Prestcold refrierators and freezers into New Zealand to assemble.|
|1950||Built Walls Road, Penrose factory.|
|1953||Received order from NZ Dairy Co-op for 1000 x Ice Bank Chillers for use in the Waikato.|
|1954||Installed first Supermarket type cabinets in New Zealand for Milne & Choyce.|
|1955||Obtained franchise to build American designed supermarket cabinets.|
|1956||Installed first open display cabinets in New Zealand for pre-packed meats for Bob Foreshaw.|
|1957||Commenced manufacture of a complete range of supermarket cabinets for the first "Foodtown" supermarket at Otahuhu.|
|1961||James S McAlpine died.|
|1969||Commenced exporting domestic freezers to GE Australia.|
|1970||First involvement with Container shipping, supply 185 clip-on refrigerated units to Australia. McAlpine becomes the only refrigeration company in New Zealand to obtrain the "Lloyds" Certificate of Approval for Refrigeration Machines for Use with Freight Containers.|
|1973||Purchased Snowline Industries Christchurch and commenced manufacture of American
"Tyler" supermarket cabinets.
|1975||Became NZ franchisee of Kysor Warren.|
|1982||Laundry appliances added to the Prestcold appliance range|
|1984||Commenced manufacture of all Email brand shipping refrigeration for worldwide distribution|
|1985||Celebrated 50 Year Anniversay!|
|1993||Opened office in Australia.|
|1994||Negotiated initial distribution and marketing agreement with Hussmann Corporation
encompassing Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
|1995||Hoverd Industries, Contract Refrigeration and McAlpine Industries merge to become
|1995||Purpose built factory in Tauranga completed|
|1996||New offices and warehouse completed in Penrose, Auckland|
|1996||McAlpine Refrigeration and Triangle Refrigeration Aust merge to form McAlpine Triangle Pty.|
McAlpine Triangle purchased by Hussmann Corporation St Louis, USA. Name changed to
|2000||Hussmann Corporation (including McAlpine Hussmann) purchased by Ingersoll Rand USA.|
|2005||Completed first Collatorative Working Arrangement (CWA) project in NZ building industry
at Auckland Regional Womens' Correctional Facility.
|2006||First CO2 Refrigeration supermarket completed in New Zealand - Pak'N Save Wainoni.|
|2011||Clayton, Dubilliers & Rice, USA purchased 60% of Hussmann Inc.|
|2014||McAlpine moved from the original Penrose Head Office location to new premises at
|2016||Hussmann Corporation was acquired by Panasonic Corporation on 1st April 2016.|