UNICLA is an established and respected name in mobile equipment compressor design and manufacturer that was established in Japan in 1964.

It is universally acknowledged for its robust compressor design and manufacture of high quality small-to-large capacity compressors (45cc to 680cc) for the transport air-conditioning and refrigeration industry.

Unicla’s head office is in Hong Kong, and the manufacturing plant is in Chasan, China. Research and development, and environmental testing is located at the Unicla SuperTest centre in Queensland.

The company is owned by the IAEL and SuperCool Group of Companies, and is managed by Peter Yee and Mark Mitchell, and other members of the Yee and Mitchell families. Unicla celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014.


We have been working with Unicla for nearly nine years now and all we can say is, it has been a pleasure dealing with them – they are not just a supplier to Daimler but a partner. It is of our view; due to the high-quality one-piece body, separate internal working assembly and component-engineering standards, the Unicla compressors are by far the most durable swashplate compressor and most suitable to the rigorous 'off-highway' conditions in which our special chassis operate.
Separate to their compressors’ quality, is their second-to-none level of service. Whenever we require assistance such as product development, technical support both remotely and on the ground – Jon Mitchell and his team always respond quickly with diligence. If you are contemplating to partner with Unicla, we are certain you will have no regrets.

Sven Rauscher and Udo Horcher, Heads of Product Engineering for Mercedes-Benz special chassis, Germany

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 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 the Unicla.
Compressor reliability, experienced team and quality support extremely reactive, 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 back up support to match. The technical knowledge and support given to me over the years has 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 air conditioning business.
With its extraordinary service available for training, commissioning prototypes and developing solutions, they are the key to the success of the projects.

Diego E. Orazi, Vice President for Friba Tecnología, Argentina