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STORING VEGETABLES IN REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS

When stored in cold containers, vegetables remain fresh for longer, helping businesses reduce waste and increase revenues. This form of storage is widely used in the agricultural sector to hold a large variety of produce. Critically companies that adopt this approach can often improve their business capacity for only minimal investment.

In this overview of the main advantages of containerised storage, we tried to answer some of the questions that vegetable growers and traders want to know about:

What do you gain by using cold containers to store vegetables?

At harvest time, storage capacity can be a factor that determines how much produce can end up in grocery stores. The British weather can be unpredictable, so it is even more important to ensure perishable goods are stored at consistent temperatures.

Temperature-controlled containers can protect a wide range of different fruit and vegetables for prolonged periods. As such, farming and food retail companies can gain a lot of flexibility by leasing units.

How can farms benefit from portable cold storage?

While cold containers can be used in many ways depending on your business model, farmers often use them to store fruit and vegetables on-site. Made from durable materials, reefer containers can be deployed in a wide number of outdoor locations; they are designed to protect products from outside elements, vermin and theft.

We can, on request, also supply units fitted with a remote monitoring system that will alert you either by email or SMS in the event of a temperature fluctuation.

Can temperature-controlled storage extend the shelf-life of products?

All vegetable growers and organic product retailers face a challenge: ensuring produce reaches the consumer before its quality is compromised. Nobody wants to buy dried-up lettuce or rotting carrots, and at Spacewise we understand the reputational damage that can be done when the quality of perishable goods is compromised. We also understand that extending the lifespan of fruit and vegetables is key to maximising profit. Our product range and business model has been perfected to provide your business with a reliable, flexible and cost-effective solution.

Choosing the best cold container supplier for your needs

Since it was founded in 1989 Spacewise has become a leader in the UK container leasing market. Today we work with some of the largest food retailers in the country and offer the broadest range of container types and specifications available for static storage in the UK. Contact us today for advice and a no-obligation-free site survey.

10FT Refrigerated Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
2.90m (10ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

20FT Refrigerated Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
6.00m (20ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
5.40m (17ft 9ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

40FT Refrigerated Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
12.00m (40ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.90m (9ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
11.50m (37ft 11ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)

10FT Dry Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
2.90m (10ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.80m (9ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
2.70m (9ft 7ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)

20FT Dry Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
6.00m (20ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
5.80m (19ft 4ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

40FT Dry Containers

EXTERNAL
Length
12.00m (40ft 0ins)
Width
2.40m (8ft 0ins)
Height
2.60m (8ft 6ins)
INTERNAL
Length
11.90m (39ft 6ins)
Width
2.30m (7ft 6ins)
Height
2.30m (7ft 6ins)

RICKY VALLANCE

COCA-COLA

Coca-Cola Enterprises  have developed a strong relationship with Spacewise during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The Spacewise  team have worked effectively with CCE providing support to deliver on time solutions for this high profile logistical operation, contributing to a successful Games time operation for our business.

Lee Duke

ics

I wish to say Spacewise (Sharon) response time is superb (even whilst she is on holiday!) and time between my enquiry and quote provided is remarkably quick.

Equipment delivery is good quality and clean. Commissioning (usually next day unless otherwise organised) is complete by suitably qualified engineers and an ‘operating’ explanation given to the end user.

In addition their after-sales support is very good, tech. offering advice and engineer if deemed appropriate.

Sophia Chumber

Entourage Live

We contacted Spacewise to supply us with 2 refrigeration storage units on behalf of the client and their bar supplier as a long hire during the peak season. We haven’t experienced a single problem with them and we have found the team to be helpful and reliable at all times, particularly Sharon Rimell whom we have been liaising with. Happy bar company, happy client! They come highly recommended.