Refrigerated vehicle rental

When you need to transport chilled or frozen products, Petit Forestier offers a full range of vehicles for hire on a short, medium or long-term basis.

Petit Forestier, world leader in refrigeration for hire

Working together to ensure health & safety by simplifying the cold chain every day.

Petit Forestier is a family business, founded in France in 1907.
Through our knowledge and expertise, we have grown to become the market leader in the cold storage sector.

We have an extensive fleet of hire vehicles at our disposal, across a large network of branches, covering 22 countries in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and in the USA.

Through this coverage, Petit Forestier serves over 15,000 customers, with a continued focus on providing high quality and excellent service.

Petit Forestier in numbers

refrigerated vehicles
sites worldwide
€849 M
turnover in 2021
refrigeration specialists
Petit Forestier

The refrigeration specialist

The only 100% refrigerated rental company

Petit Forestier is the only rental company whose business focuses exclusively on cold storage.

Refrigerated body manufacturer

Lecapitaine and Igloocar, 2 manufacturing facilities for the design and manufacture of our refrigerated bodies. Lecapitaine is also an R&D department and a test laboratory to provide tailor-made solutions to the specific needs of our customers and to design the refrigerated vehicles of tomorrow.

More than 100 years of expertise in the transportation sector

Petit Forestier hires out more than 5,500 new refrigerated vehicles every year.

+500 fridge specialist

Trained to offer you the best in class service.

Cemafroid accredited
(ATP certifications)

Largest test centers network.

Full Service

24/7 support

Round-the-clock assistance, every day, 365 days a year. Provision of a replacement refrigerated vehicle in the event of a breakdown.

Spare parts

Provision of tyres, fluids and lubricants.

Administrative support

We take care of all administrative procedures: license renewal, test certificates, legal paperwork.


We carry out legally required tests and preventive maintenance on the vehicles and their equipments.


Repairs to the bodywork and paintwork, as well as all mechanical repairs.


Your vehicle can be customized with your own livery.

Contact us

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with William.

William Racinne • Country Director
+27 72 134 1225

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Jacobus Van Niekerk
+27 67 674 0573