Cold Store Rentals is helping a specialist logistics firm to grow.
Arctic Express Global Logistics stores and transports time-critical and temperature sensitive food and pharmaceutical supplies which need to be kept chilled, frozen and ambient as well as at dual temp.
The company, which delivers items across the UK and Europe, decided to invest in improved cold room facilities which would enable it to continue its’ journey towards the next stage of growth – and turned to Cold Store Rentals for help. Cold Store Rentals has extensive experience working with specialist businesses in the pharmaceutical sector, including Caligor RX, Pharmafreight, Panalpina, Patheon and Phoenix Healthcare as well as the NHS.
Where should the ACR industry aim its efforts to get the greatest ‘bang for its buck’ in terms of energy efficiency? The answer is the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector – food and drink – which is larger than automotive and aerospace combined. John Grenville, Managing Director of ECEX, explains.
All the statistics concerning food and drink manufacture point to a compelling case for boosting the sector’s energy efficiency and, therefore, a potentially enormous market for ACR installers and manufacturers.
Food and drink is a £95.4 billion turnover industry making it the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK with a Gross Value Added (the measure of the value of goods and services produced) of £21.9bn.
The ACR Journal talks to Hayley Nunn of Acorn Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, based in Bury St Edmunds.
Thomas Lergenmüller, Product Manager Screw Compressor Packages at GEA Grasso, looks at bringing down the all-important total cost of ownership.
Cost and competitive pressure on companies keeps growing in almost every industry where industrial refrigeration or air conditioning cooling is concerned. Efficient refrigeration systems are vital for economic, safe and sustainable production and storage in this area.
The focus of planners and investors aiming at modernisation or new construction of systems has long changed to encompass more than just low investment costs. The total cost of ownership (TCO) for the entire service life of a facility has become decisive instead.
Excessive moisture in the air can play havoc with industrial processes as well as human health. Terry Stevens-Smith, Director - National Accounts at Watkins Hire, keeps it fresh and dry in a round-up of the importance of effective humidity control in industry.
The amount of water vapour in the air (expressed as Relative Humidity) is a critical issue for many industrial processes as well as human comfort and wellbeing.
High humidity levels are associated with the growth of mould and pathogens, which can seriously affect safety in the manufacture, storage and transport of food, and has serious implications for many industrial processes that require tightly controlled climatic conditions.