Agricultural production and distribution of fresh, natural products can be associated with numerous logistical and organisational challenges as modern consumers expect the fruit they purchase to be in optimal condition. To deliver the maximum freshness and minimise waste, growers and distributors increasingly rely on refrigerated containers with a stand-alone refrigeration capacity.
Adopting the use of cold containers can positively impact your bottom line and allow your company to serve a wider geographic area. Here are a few common questions about reefer containers and how they serve businesses operating within the food industry:
Agricultural produce can be vulnerable to fast decay, especially during the hot summer months. Depending on the type of fruit and time of the year, growers must often place freshly picked produce into cold storage as soon as possible to avoid compromising its quality.
Spacewise Containers have been designed with a temperature range between – 30 degrees and + 35 degrees Celsius, making them ideal for housing a wide range of products. Since they are portable, it's often possible to place them conveniently close to the harvest location. Given that fruit is generally seasonal, companies in this sector need a reliable and cost-effective way to increase storage capacity for short periods. That's why we have developed leasing terms specifically with the food industry in mind.
In addition to their ability to maintain low temperatures and their unmatched mobility, refrigerated containers have several other distinct advantages over traditional storage facilities.
Spacewise containers are manufactured in three practical sizes, with lengths of 10ft, 20ft, and 40ft. Commercial farms more commonly use larger sizes during peak periods. However, even our smallest units are deceptively spacious and helpful to individual growers.
Before you lease a container, you should carefully analyse your unique needs and available on-site space. Our helpful team is always on hand to offer you help and advice.
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.