How to use different types of Cold Store

A wide range of industries requires cold storage in some sense or another, including most of our service industries. The goods that are stored by various service industries generally have a short shelf life as, due to the organic nature of goods, they are subject to decay over time.

Cold storage for most products is a must. For example, certain enzymes used in medicines need to be kept chilled to stop them denaturing. Keeping products fresh and maintaining quality is a key priority for most businesses, making the use of cold rooms and fridges an option for many.

If you’d like to find out more about the types of cold storage we offer or want to request a custom setup, simply speak to a member of the CRS team to discuss your unique needs. Alternatively, complete our enquiry form and one of our cold storage experts will get back to you.

Types of Cold Storage

The type of cold storage you require depends on your business as the products and services that you deal with will dictate the cold storage you require. 

Choosing cold storage

All our cold storage can be customised to suit your specific requirements. We offer cold storage for a wide variety of sectors including retail, catering and pharmaceutical industries.

Restaurants, food outlets as well as supermarket chains and grocery shops may be the most common examples of businesses that use cold storage. Businesses within this industry may require either repurposed domestic fridges, entire cold rooms or blast freezers that are dedicated to the storage of tonnes of food for prolonged periods.

Each business is unique in the size of cold storage they may require. Various factors such as the number of customers, product quantities sold and product type are important to consider when choosing cold storage.

For the smaller restaurants and cafes there are options of Box freezers and fridges, while it is common for the large and expensive restaurants to have dedicated cold rooms for meatsdairy products and produce. This is important, especially for health and safety.

Having dedicated cold store rooms for products will allow product optimisation and can additionally increase sales.

Additionally, chain restaurants may have a single cold room for all their goods, while supermarkets have complete warehouses as well as on-site storage facilities.

Industries that work with Textiles also have cold rooms, especially if they deal with organic materials such as fur, leather, or wool, due to the tendency of these materials to rot under certain conditions. Keeping them in dry, cool places is vital for preserving the integrity of the material. Dry cleaners also make use of cold storage to help keep clothes fresh while they’re being cleaned or awaiting pick up.

Another industry that makes frequent use of cold storage is floral. In order to prolong the longevity of floral products, placing them within cold rooms and chilled storage is vital. This can inherently benefit the industry by assisting with business sales.

Finally, pharmaceutical industries also make use of cold storage. It is important to keep product quality high and products safe. Certain chemicals become inert – a process called denaturation – if improperly stored, making them useless to the customer. Thus, cold stores become a vital aspect for product storage.

If you’d like to find out more about the types of cold storage we offer or want to request a bespoke unit, please give us a call on 0800 085 2298 or make an enquiry online.

Friday 15th September 2017

Published by: CRS Cold Storage

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