13 January 2020
Temporary cooling systems and chillers that can transform ambient temperature warehousing into chilled/cold storage could represent a potential solution to uncertainty surrounding the post-Brexit supply chain, according to Aggreko.
Following comments from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about a UK trade deal, companies across the supply chain may face challenges increasing capacity to stockpile chilled and cold goods.
President Von der Leyen described securing a comprehensive agreement covering all aspects of Brexit as ‘impossible’ within the UK’s current EU membership transition period, which expires at the end of 2020, drawing particular attention to potential barriers for British manufacturing.
With British food and pharmaceutical companies potentially experiencing disruption, manufacturers, retailers and the warehousing sector may need to find additional storage space to cope with demand around stockpiling food and medicine.
Temporary systems and chillers could give companies looking to stockpile the option of creating more storage space at optimum temperatures without needing to make permanent structural changes, according to Matt Watson, Sales Manager at Aggreko.
He said: “The comments from President Von der Leyen on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and trade means that stockpiling is back on the agenda for many companies, particularly in the food and pharmaceutical sector. However, organisations considering stockpiling goods may find themselves in the unenviable position of only needing extra capacity to store materials while this situation is resolved.
“With this in mind, they are understandably unwilling to undertake the expensive and disruptive process of constructing permanent cold storage space they may not need later. Chilled and cold storage solutions from Aggreko can be quickly deployed and installed without impacting production, allowing companies to store additional stock to industry standards and enjoy peace of mind during these uncertain times.”