The Cook:Chill Team traveled to Longtown, near Carlisle last week to install a large cold room for a Fruit & Veg Wholesaler. A floorless 11.37m x 4.57m x 2.43m Cold room was supplied with a hinged pallet-width door.
Traditionally the client supplied commercial operations, such as hotels and restaurants, with fresh produce. With recent events affecting most businesses, the client quickly made the decision to diversify into providing their high quality products via home delivery boxes. This has been a great success for the company and they quickly grew to delivering over 1000 boxes per week . As a result, they outgrew their current cold storage.
The client required a cold room that allowed for ease of product flow as bulk deliveries are needed to be broken down into smaller batches, depending on who they were going to. A floorless room with pallet wide doorway was specified to mitigate the need for a ramp and aid the seamless transition of product.
As Cook:Chill had worked for the client previously, they knew that minimising disruption to the business was key to a successful install, so it was agreed that the works would take place outside of core operating hours. With an early finish on Friday, Cook:Chill took the opportunity to get started. Working long hours, the Team completed the install in 2.5 days, handing over to the client on Monday morning just in time for the first bulk delivery to arrive.
If you have a refrigeration project in the pipeline, why not give one of the Team a call today on 01179 646 497 or contact us below.
Last week, Cook:Chill assisted by our good friends at 2 Degree C Ltd, completed the refurbishment/upgrade of a walk in cold room and freezer room at a truly stunning wedding venue in Maidenhead.
The original cold room installation had the monoblock refrigeration system contained within their commercial kitchen. During busy periods the extra heat generated by these 2 systems was proving unbearable for the catering team. A site survey revealed that, very easily we could replace a panel in each room and upgrade the refrigeration to a split system.
With the UK government intimating that hospitality venues could open from mid-May, we had to program the installation to allow for enough time for the works to be completed and the rooms restocked.
With the condensers now mounted externally, heat generation within the kitchen will be greatly reduced. Not only will this give the client a much more comfortable working environment, it will also prove to be much more efficient.
At the weekend, the Cook:ChillCold Room Installations Team eloped to Gretna to install a floorless walk-in modular cold room for a fresh produce wholesaler.
The client had moved into much larger premises and needed a temperature controlled storage facility that would meet the needs of his expanding business. Having sought quotes from various suppliers, Cook:Chill where chosen to fulfill the project due to our realistic pricing, guaranteed completion time and all round customer service.
The project had to happen on a weekend as the client ran a 24 hour operation which eased slightly during this time.
Cook:Chill installed a 5.6m x 3.6m x 2.8m cold room with a pallet wide door to allow for easy of access. The room had to hold a temperature of between 4°C and 6°C to maintain shelf life without causing damage to the fresh produce.
The install team’s hard work and skill in execution meant that the project was completed on time with the client getting the added bonus of having a cold room, that came from their previous premises, also installed.
Well done to all involved.
If you have a similar project coming up, why not give one of the Team a call today on 01179 646 497 or contact us below.
Cook:Chill specialise in the design and installation of modular refrigeration, working with our clients to achieve a solution that best fits their process, product and business requirements.
Below we’ve highlighted some of the key features that make us the prime candidate to partner your business when it comes to commercial refrigeration.
Through our solution focused consultancy, design and installation service Cook:Chill always aim to maximise value for money. That’s the reason local, national and multi-national organisations turn to our team for their temperature controlled storage requirements. For more information please head over to the refrigeration section of our website, or contact one of the team.
When it comes to deciding which type of on-site temperature controlled storage is best suited for your business, the options are often greater than your might expect. Here, Cook:Chill offer some advice on the positives and negatives of each type.
Over the last decade a container-type cold storage unit is probably the most common type of facility used by UK businesses due to the speed at which they are delivered and installed. As companies have expanded, a unit arriving on site preformed is a major plus. There are even inflatable products that are now being offered as a variation to this norm boasting cheaper transport costs and faster installs. Due to the size of these units, they will usually need to sit externally to the premises, with the container-type having to be craned into the final position. Whilst these options both will generally have a larger capacity, you will be restricted by set sizes and location to which they can be delivered. The inflatable option does offer the ability to get into restrictive locations. However, we presume it will still need space to be rolled out pre-inflation and it looks like security is a definite issue. Although the marketing material for the inflatable does suggest that it can be easily sited indoors. A pallet truck is the largest product moving device that can access these types of unit utilising vital manpower. If sited on grass, as per the picture on the right, the inflatable could turn out to be a nightmare on a wet day as it doesn’t come with a floor as standard.
Parking up what is usually mobile refrigerated transport, is also an option. By this we mean taking refrigerated trailers and rigid trucks off the road. This is usually a last resort, utilised by companies over a short term in the run up to a busy period or in an emergency. In this scenario, it is easily the cheapest option, however, they are very expensive assets to have stood still over an extended period. Access and stock rotation can also pose major headaches as they either need to be backed up to a loading bay or a combination of forklift and pallet truck are required. You know that the pallet of product required will also be furthest one from the back doors making it a logistical nightmare. There are also a Health & Safety and staff cost considerations. For smaller operations, the hire of a towable cold room is the most obvious solution, but again, access and storage volume is it’s greatest downfall.
The panel built modular cold storage solution, in our opinion, is certainly the most flexible as it eliminates the restrictions present in the other varieties mention previously. They can be built to the very last millimetre of available or allocated space, maximising the benefit to the business. They can be sited either inside or outside a premises and are scalable, which means they have the ability to grow and be altered in line with requirements. Modular cold rooms have the ability to be accessed by forklift, pallet truck or just humans, with as many access points as is required and can be segregated into compartments with differing temperature applications. The only downside, when comparing to the other solutions is build time but 000’s of companies are happy with the short term disruption when they realise the potential. Starting from scratch, these panel build rooms can be designed for any industry specification requiring temperature controlled solutions.
Cook:Chill offer 92 different size configurations in our standard modular cold room as well as limitless configurations in our made-to-measure offering. Through our solution focused consultancy, design and installation service Cook:Chill always maximises value for money. That’s the reason local, national and multi-national organisations turn to our team for their temperature controlled storage requirements. For more information please head over to the refrigeration section of our website, or contact one of the team.
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