Why Unicla

Unicla is an established and respected name in mobile equipment compressor design and manufacture. The company was established in Japan in 1964 by innovative industrialist and mobile air-conditioning pioneer, Mr Tetsuo Nobata.

Unicla’s head office is in Hong Kong, and the manufacturing plant is in Chasan, China. In 2012, an environmental test centre was built in Queensland Australia, where all Unicla R&D takes place, and all products are rigorously tested and validated.

It remains a small, privately-owned company, universally acknowledged for its robust compressor design and manufacture and technical support regime.

Why Choose Unicla?

Some of the world’s best-known vehicle and equipment manufacturers choose Unicla compressors for their reliability and dependable performance.

From its early roots in Japan to global manufacturing and distribution today, the Unicla brand is helping to cool mobile equipment around the world. Unicla compressors can be found truck and vehicle chassis built by Daimler, Thales, Otokar and many others.

The compressors cool cabins from Sigma in Australia, Eberspaecher in Europe to Jit Luen in China. Refrigeration systems for salmon fishing boats built by Pacific West in Canada, to trucks running Carrier Transicold systems in the deserts of Australia rely on Unicla’s performance and reputation to deliver high performance and reliability in critical mobile and stationary equipment.

Every compressor is precision engineered for heavy duty and challenging conditions such as mining, construction and military vehicles, as well as public transport and logistics. Our customers can count on  Unicla to perform in every environment.

Industries and Applications

  • Intrinsically safe compressors for mining and underground cooling applications
  • Compressors for air conditioning systems in heavy construction machinery such as excavators and compaction equipment
  • Bus, train, tram and coach air conditioning for reliable passenger comfort
  • Transport cooling, covering a range of applications throughout the cold chain including integrated refrigeration units 
  • Purpose-designed compressors for electric vehicles and systems

What our customers say

“Our cooperation with Unicla started some years ago when we were struggling to find a solution for a failing compressor on a military vehicle. It was not a Unicla compressor but they were able to support us anyway and we finally found the solution for that system. From that moment, we decided to use their compressors and utilise their knowledge for all our systems, especially the most challenging ones like military vehicles working under extreme conditions. When we decided to launch VESNA refrigeration systems, the compressor’s choice was obviously Unicla. Compressor reliability, an experienced team and extremely reactive quality support - these are the reasons why we are glad to have Unicla among our best suppliers.”
Valeria PAIOLI
Purchasing Manager for Electric Station Climatisation, France
“We have been dealing with Unicla International for nearly eight years now and within that time I have come to believe they manufacture superior heavy-duty compressors with service and backup support to match. The technical knowledge and support given to me over the years have no doubt improved my knowledge and my business over this time.”
Darrel Hursey
Managing Director of Tumut Auto Electrics, Australia
“Unicla is not only a supplier but your correct partner for any air conditioning business. With its extraordinary service available for training, commissioning, prototypes and developing solutions, they are the key to the success of our projects.”
Diego E. Orazi
Vice President for Friba Tecnología, Argentina
“On the recommendation of Mercedes-Benz Special Chassis, we have been using compressors from Dongguan Chashan Unicla Auto Parts Co. Ltd since 2014 because of the excellent product quality and fast & efficient service of Unicla. They became our qualified suppliers of compressors and have maintained cooperation so far.”
Ruan Haoqin
Deputy Director, Technical Department, Zhejiang Jin Gang Motor Ltd, China