Many types of food need to be stored at a consistent temperature in order to remain fresh and delicious, so it’s not a surprise that refrigerated containers are heavily used in this line of business. These practical, affordable, and mobile units can be critical for consistently delivering top-class merchandise and turning a profit.
The process of putting food on consumers’ tables involves many different stages, and coordinating them in real-time is a serious challenge. Access to ample refrigerated storage gives some breathing room in terms of delivery planning and prevents a bad outcome if a delay in transport occurs.
In addition to finished products, containers can also be used to store ingredients and thus allow manufacturers to purchase larger quantities at better prices without worrying about spoilage.
Refrigerated containers create just as much value on the retail side. Their compact size can be very important in this context, since many retail outlets have limited space and have to squeeze in storage where they can. Well-made refrigerated units are easy to maintain and highly energy-efficient, so they contribute very little to on-going operational expenses. Additionally, refrigerated storage on location can help retailers to keep a much wider range of stock.
As in every business, there is a delicate balance between cost and value. Refrigerated containers are a scalable solution that allows business owners to pay only for the space they need, rather than endure high upfront costs to build permanent cold storage facilities. This solution also affords unprecedented flexibility – there are various sized containers to choose from, and they are all mobile! This allows food manufacturers and retailers to move the available units between locations or hire additional containers during periods of peak activity. Most importantly, refrigerated units allow for very precise temperature control, which is very important as specific food types need to be kept within a certain threshold.
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.
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.
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.