About Rudnev

Rudnev S.A. (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1971 as a joint venture between Michael J. Rudnev Ltd of Australia and R.J. Southey (Pty) Ltd to supply and install Rudnev's then unique panel for cold storage.

This panel has a rigid thermosetting glue line and is produced on a continuous roll press, the only limit to the length of a panel being the length of the transport vehicle.

In 1976 R.J. Southey (Pty) Ltd bought back the Australian interest in Rudnev S.A. (Pty) Ltd, making it a wholly owned South African Company without any royalty obligation.

Over the years the company has integrated international concepts in cold store construction, which are now standard practice.

Designed and Engineered exactly for your needs.

With 45 years experience, Rudnev is a market leader in the manufacture of insulated panel and the installation of cold storage areas.

With ongoing research and development, Rudnev have now extended the application of their panel from traditional cold room and freezer construction to building components for:

  • Hygienic areas in food processing and distribution plants
  • Climatic exposure chambers
  • Display cabinets with glass doors
  • Controlled cultivation and ripening rooms
  • Clean room facilities Fireproof doors, walls and ceilings
  • As well as a wide variety of atmospheric, thermal and environmentally controlled areas

As a member of Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd., Rudnev enjoys bases from which to operate throughout South Africa, across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Rudnev is an ISO 9001 accredited cold room and panel manufacturer.

Rudnev Operations

Our manufacturing plant is located in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We have branches in Kwazulu Natal, based in Phoenix Industrial Park and Gauteng, based in Centurion. As a member of Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd., Rudnev is able to operate in Gauteng, Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Richards Bay and within various countries and islands across Africa. This also offers us the advantage of substantial resources and prestige of a well-established parent company, which has allowed export turnover to increase significantly over the past years.

Rudnev Product Applications

Rudnev installations are versatile and can be adapted to suit most applications. This is due to the design and installation principles used to ensure that these structures are waterproof and well insulated against external elements.

Examples of this versatility can be seen in a variety of industries such as:

  • Temperature controlled environments for cold storage and refrigeration, from chillers to blast freezers
  • Clean rooms and laboratories in the health and medical industry
  • Chicken houses, incubation facilities, piggeries and abattoirs in the agricultural industry
  • Electrical houses and control rooms for installation of electrical switchgear and electronic control systems which are temperature sensitive
  • Construction industry for site offices, accommodation and ablution facilities, equipment storage
  • Food and beverage industry such as dairies, wineries, butcheries, bakeries and food processing environments
  • General applications such as warehouses, offices and housing
No installation is either too small or too big. Rudnev’s competent and experienced installation crews are well trained and equipped to handle any project.

About Southey Holdings

Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd which was founded in 1939, is the driving force behind a diverse and growing number of autonomous, decentralised businesses and represents one of the largest and more respected privately owned Groups in South Africa. The Group was originally based in Southern Africa, but it now operates from permanent establishments spread throughout the whole of Africa and the Middle East.

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Durban - Kwazulu Natal
338-342 Aberdare Drive, Phoenix Industrial Park, Durban, 3605

T: +27 87 086 1303


Unit 10 Diamond Park, No. 70 Jacaranda Street, Hennopspark, Centurion

T: +27 87 086 1976

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