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"Renting a temporary refrigeration system is the ideal solution for capacity problems"
Recently, on this site, we wrote about the acute shortage of cold storage space. To Constantijn Vermeulen of Coolworld Rentals, this is a well-known phenomenon. This full-service rental company is based in the Dutch town of Waalwijk. Here, you can rent a mobile cooling cell, cooling unit or other mobile cooler. This can be done in the short or long term. "Renting a temporary refrigeration system is the ideal solution for several situations. These include problems with capacity, seasonal peaks, events, and breakdowns. A major benefit of renting is that it is a quick and easy way to add capacity", he says.
"Storage capacity and the correct climate conditions are of paramount importance in the foodstuffs industry. We rent cooling and freezing cells to the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. These are used to store fruit, vegetables, potatoes, and fresh cut flowers. Coolworld can also quickly provide suitable cooling solutions to other sectors. For example, cooling greenhouses, storing plants or freezing products. We can help in the event of a calamity or the sudden need for extra storage. We offer adequate solutions with climate control systems, air treatment, temporary cooling or freezing storage capacity, and heating", continues Constantijn.
"Too much heat is also often the culprit. Since older systems do not extract heat, many distribution centres rent additional cooling systems. Despite every precaution, you cannot completely avoid disasters such as existing cooling facilities breaking down. There might also be malfunctions that cannot be repaired immediately, or worse. Then it is of the utmost importance to move fast. This is needed to limit damage or avoid long-term production stops. Yet, even a large fire does not have to be disastrous. If you have a network of flexible suppliers, you can quickly be on your way again", continues Constantijn.
An example of where Coolworld Rentals cooling units offered a solution was at Daily Fresh Food. There was a terrible fire in this company's fresh produce and distribution centre in the Dutch town of Geleen. This signalled the start of a logistical challenge. A part of their disaster plan, they approached Coolworld. The assignment was explicit - deliver and install a large number of cooling and refrigeration cells on an emergency site. As soon as possible. In this way, Daily Fresh Food - armed with a well-devised disaster plan - received temporary cooling units on location within 24 hours.
"It was an enormous challenge but, with good cooperation, it was completed successfully. Twenty-four hours after the fire broke out, the first HACCP cooling unit columns were in place. They were sufficient for all the types of products. We took clear-headed logistical action. This contributed to the fact that, within a day, Daily Fresh Food could resume 95% of their deliveries. Of course, Coolworld's temporary cooling units stayed operational while a new fresh produce and distribution centre was being built. Renting cooling or heating systems is an ideal, flexible solution for capacity issues", concludes Constantijn.
For more information:
5145 NV Waalwijk
Tel: +31 (0)416 688 088
Publication date: 6/11/2018
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