Food retailer ALDI SÜD has switched around 70% of its stores to systems featuring CO2 reciprocating compressors from BITZER.
ALDI SÜD began its programme of moving towards CO2 in 2006 and 1,350 stores have now been equipped with the compressors for transcritical CO2 applications.
Jens Strassburg, Director Store Operations Management at ALDI SÜD, said: ‘We are always on the lookout for solutions that will allow us to operate our display cabinets and refrigeration systems more efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using the right refrigerant, and minimise our impact on the environment
"We have dedicated ourselves to operating with a focus on the future, even if that means we have to invest more for a certain period of time. However, energy savings ultimately serve as proof of a short amortisation period and high investment security.
"We highly value BITZER as a partner – particularly in this day and age when there are so many changes and so much is going on in refrigeration. We need a partner we can rely on with decades of experience, to ensure our operations are more sustainable in the future.''