Prestcold was a British refrigerator manufacturer, established by the Pressed Steel Co. Ltd of Oxford in 1934. Prestcold operated several manufacturing plants in the UK including Theale (near Reading) and Crymlyn Burrows in Wales. Prestcold household refrigerators were often known for their good design and durability.
In the early 1960s, John Bloom’s Rolls Razor company sub-contracted Prestcold to manufacture his low price Rolls Rapide washing machines. This initially boomed, but later closed down after orders reached saturation point.
Prestcold ended household refrigerator production and focused on commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment. The Crymlyn Burrows factory was sold to the Ford Motor Company in the mid 1960s and used to manufacture car parts.
The Prestcold brandname was also used for household refrigerators by McAlpine Prestcold Limited in New Zealand.