Company Profile | rickardair

Company Profile


Rickard Air Diffusion (Pty) Ltd was established in Cape Town, South Africa in 1979 with a staff of only two. Today it is the leading producer of Variable Geometry VAV equipment and controls internationally.  The company is privately owned, managed and directed by its shareholders.



Safmarine Trophy - Best Export Performance | 1994

Four years after starting to export it's products in 1990, Rickard won the Safmarine Trophy for the Best Western Cape Exporter in its category. Rickard has continued to grow it's export market since then.

Cape Chamber of Commerce – Best Western Province Exporter Award | 1993

The company was awarded the Presidents Award for Export Achievement in the same year.

Founder & Chairman Brian Rickard receives the President's Award for Export Achievement from our late President Nelson Mandela.

Cape Chamber of Commerce for Innovation Award | 2015

The Cape Chamber of Commerce Awards 2015 saw Rickard win the Innovation Award for being the best company that displayed innovation within their category.



Since 1985 Rickard has actively promoted its products in many countries around the world resulting in the installation of its VAV equipment in such prestigious buildings as:

Angola: National Assembly-Luanda
Australia: Echuca Hospital-Echuca Victoria, Royal Rehabilitation Centre-Sydney, Yellow Pages House-Sydney
China: Movie City-Hong Kong
Egypt: Port Ghaleb Resort-El Qusier City
England-Birmingham: Rolls Royce offices
Israel-Tel Aviv: Ramat Gan Towers
Malaysia: Telekom Complex-Cyberjaya, AMD-Penang
South Africa-Cape Town: The Waterfront Mall, Old Mutual HQ, Portside, Cape Town International Airport, Oliver Thambo International Airport-Johannesburg, King Shaka International Airport-Durban, First National Bank-Fairlands
South Korea-Seoul: GT Tower, NC Soft, D-Tower, Yonsei Cancer Centre, Daelim D-Tower, LG U+ & New HQ, National Health Insurance Corporation
Thailand-Bangkok: Sathorn Square, United States Embassy, Bangkok Bank, K- Bank, Betagro Tower, King Power-Pattaya
UAE: Madinat Jumeirah Resort-Dubai
USA-New York: New York Times, Deloitte & Touche, George Washington University-Washington, Empire State Building

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