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Oakland International Web Relaunch Champions Transformative Change

    Oakland International Web Relaunch Champions Transformative Change

County Meath business, Oakland International, a sustainable family business held in high regard within the multi temperature supply chain arena, has relaunched their website and new corporate brand  championing their view of sustainable growth and transformative change.
Oakland International co-founder, Dean Attwell (pictured), comments: “Relaunching the website is the culmination of many months of planning, strategy […]

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Blakeman’s Upgrades Processing Line With Fourth Spiral Freezer

    Blakeman’s Upgrades Processing Line With Fourth Spiral Freezer

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of sausage and meat products, James T Blakeman & Co is investing in a freezing equipment upgrade with its fourth Helix spiral system from IQF equipment specialist Starfrost. James T Blakeman & Co is a family run business that supplies sausage and meat products to the catering and ready meal […]

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Egemin to Build Third Automated High-bay Warehouse For Agristo

    Egemin to Build Third Automated High-bay Warehouse For Agristo

Belgian pre-fried and frozen potato products manufacturer Agristo is teaming up with Egemin Automation for the third time in a row for the construction of a new, fully automated high-bay deepfreeze warehouse. The new warehouse will be built in Wielsbeke (90 km West of Brussels) on a 25-hectare lot. Alongside the storage facilities, Agristo is […]

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FSA Urges Public to ‘Face Freezer Fears’ in a Bid to Tackle Food Waste

    FSA Urges Public to ‘Face Freezer Fears’ in a Bid to Tackle Food Waste

Misconceptions about how to freeze food safely are contributing to food waste in the UK, according to new research by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The research identified a number of freezing ‘myths’ that are preventing people from using their freezers to make food go further. 43% of those interviewed think that food should only […]

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ICS Cool Energy Launches New NSF Glycol For Compliance in Food and Beverage Applications

    ICS Cool Energy Launches New NSF Glycol For Compliance in Food and Beverage Applications

Leading temperature control specialist, ICS Cool Energy, has launched an important new development in food processing safety with the introduction of FlowCool-FS. It is a food and beverage glycol fluid that’s fully accredited by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for use within secondary refrigeration systems, where accidental contact with food is a possibility.
The new FlowCool-FS […]

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JBT Showcases Latest Frigoscandia® Spiral Freezer and DSI™Blade Portioning System at IFFA 2016

    JBT Showcases Latest Frigoscandia® Spiral Freezer and DSI™Blade Portioning System at IFFA 2016

Global technology equipment supplier to the food processing industry, JBT will be launching its latest spiral freezer on Stand A20 in Hall 9.1 at this year’s IFFA, which the company claims is the most compact and hygienic freezer in the world, with the highest capacity of any comparable spiral freezer.
The new Frigoscandia® GYRoCOMPACT® 40 Spiral […]

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Azanechiller 2.0 Sets New Benchmark in Air Cooled Ammonia Chiller Performance

    Azanechiller 2.0 Sets New Benchmark in Air Cooled Ammonia Chiller Performance

Star Refrigeration’s latest air-cooled Azanechiller 2.0 range raises the bar in chiller efficiency. Headline seasonal efficiency figures are 50% higher than the Eco-Design Directive requirement, with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 5.6 for comfort cooling applications and Seasonal Energy Performance Ratio (SEPR) of 7.59 for process cooling.
Natural cooling specialists Star Refrigeration has re-engineered […]

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Star Warns of Cold Comfort For Food Firms in 2015

    Star Warns of Cold Comfort For Food Firms in 2015

Frozen and chilled food manufacturers across the UK face a sharp rise in the cost of some refrigerant gases from 2015, according to cooling expert Star Refrigeration. Star is warning that refrigerant suppliers have indicated that the price of some widely used HFC gases may increase by up to 20% this year.
Star believes that new […]

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Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

    Egemin Automation to Build 44-metre-high Deep-freeze Warehouse For Agristo

Egemin Automation will build a new automated deep-freeze warehouse for Belgian producer of frozen French fries Agristo on its production site in Nazareth in East Flanders. The investment is needed to support Agristo’s projected growth. The new high-bay warehouse will be 44 metres high and eight AS/RS stacker cranes will be deployed to store frozen […]

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Pinneys switches to natural ammonia cooling system from Star Refrigeration

Scottish seafood processor Pinneys is now using a natural ammonia cooling system from Star Refrigeration, replacing the majority of its systems for chilling, freezing and cold storage, operated with synthetic refrigerant R22.
A major processor of Scottish smoked salmon, Pinneys needed a natural cooling solution for its facilities in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway.
The synthetic refrigerant R22 […]

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Dixon International Selects Thermo King TracKing™ for Real-Time Fleet Monitoring

Dixon International, one of Ireland’s leading national and international logistics and distribution companies,     has equipped their refrigerated trailer fleet with TracKing™ telematics solution from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.
 
As award winner of the Fleet Transport International Haulier of the […]

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Transit Buses on the Road to Sustainability with Thermo King Athenia E-Series Air-Conditioning Modules

    Transit Buses on the Road to Sustainability with Thermo King Athenia E-Series Air-Conditioning Modules

Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2014 – Traffic congestion, due to growing urbanization, strains cities and raises environmental concerns. The need for sustainable transport and passenger mobility is accelerating the adoption of more efficient technologies. According to market estimations, 15 percent of transit buses will feature either hybrid or fully electric drive by 2020[1].
The Athenia™ E-Series […]

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British Firm’s Chilling Results For Soup Company

    British Firm’s Chilling Results For Soup Company

A major UK soup company has boosted processing capacity by investing in a custom built, continuous chilling system from British equipment manufacturer Starfrost.
Starfrost is a global market leader in bespoke freezing and chilling systems for the food processing industry.  Starfrost works alongside food manufacturers to develop the best IQF (Individual Quick Freeze) solution, ensuring maximum […]

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Whisper-Quiet and PIEK-Certified Multi-Temperature SLXe Spectrum Unit Delivers Peak Performance

    Whisper-Quiet and PIEK-Certified Multi-Temperature SLXe Spectrum Unit Delivers Peak Performance

Brussels, Belgium, June 17, 2014 – Debates are taking place in Europe to shift urban deliveries outside of peak traffic hours in order to relieve congestion and improve road safety. This shift in schedule will require whisper-quiet delivery capabilities and multiple distribution companies today are looking for efficient solutions to limit the noise levels of […]

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Thermo King Extends Warranty on Vehicle Powered Refrigeration Units in Europe, Middle East and Africa

    Thermo King Extends Warranty on Vehicle Powered  Refrigeration Units in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Brussels, Belgium, – Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has a new standard limited warranty on a select number of its vehicle powered refrigeration units (VP units) in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
 
The new standard limited warranty expands coverage from […]

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TITAN Containers expands – again

The rapid expansion of Denmark-based TITAN Containers’ European network continues, with the opening of new branch offices in Ireland and Hungary; both offices are expected to be fully operational by the end of this month (May).

The company has appointed Brendan O’ Malley & Csaba Szabó-Galiba as the national managers for Ireland & Hungary, where a  supply […]

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Star Refrigeration Group launches new US subsidiary Azane Inc

Azane Inc., based in San Francisco will act as the regional headquarters to serve the North American industrial refrigeration market to meet the demand for their ground-breaking “low-charge ammonia” Azane technology.  
The international group has announced it has launched a new subsidiary Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply their game-changing “low-charge ammonia” Azane technology in […]

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Thermo King Keeps it Cool and Quiet at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014

Brussels, Belgium, April 15, 2014 – In order to relieve the overwhelming traffic congestion and improve road safety, debates are taking place to shift deliveries outside of peak traffic hours. At the same time, voices are being raised to reduce noise emitted by transportation. With this in mind, distribution companies are looking for ways to […]

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Shochi Bronze Medallist Aileen Neilson reveals her personal motto

The only female skip at an international level visited Star Refrigeration to tell staff about how she led her team to victory and won the Bronze medal for Britain.
British champion and local hero Aileen Neilson received a hero’s welcome at Star Refrigeration from over a hundred staff at her arrival at a branch in her […]

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New Smart Phone App Enables Easy Temperature and Humidity Management via Data Loggers

T&D Corporation has developed a free of charge “ThermoWeb” app for Android and IOS that enables users to supervise its TR-7wf series high precision data loggers, which monitor temperature and humidity.
Niddatal (Germany), February 2014 – To facilitate data monitoring in all situations, T&D Corporation, the Japanese market leader for data logger systems, offers its clients […]

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Coolsuredoors – A New Business Venture in Britain

With a remit to design and manufacture innovative doors for refrigerated retail cabinets, coolsuredoors is a new business based in Sandy, Bedfordshire.
Utilising the company’s new £250,000 research and development facility on site, the team at coolsuredoors rigorously test new door concepts to ensure they operate at maximum efficiency under varied conditions. By continuously analysing different […]

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Star’s Cool Performance Nets a 25% Energy Saving For Seafood Firm

    Star’s Cool Performance Nets a 25% Energy Saving For Seafood Firm

A Scottish seafood processor has cut over 25% from its annual energy bill by investing in a high efficiency cooling system from Star Refrigeration. Braehead (SFO Enterprises) is a seafood processing company run by the Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation (SFO). The firm operates a large processing facility in the coastal town of Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, NE […]

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Another Star Performance For Yearsley Logistics

    Another Star Performance For Yearsley Logistics

Yearsley Logistics has invested in a bespoke high efficiency cooling system from Star Refrigeration as part of an expansion to cold storage facilities at its flagship distribution centre in Lancashire. As the UK’s largest cold storage and logistics company, Yearsley Logistics has 13 sites nationwide including its head office and key distribution facility in Heywood, […]

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Thinking Beyond Individual Solutions For More Productive Food Processing

    Thinking Beyond Individual Solutions For More Productive Food Processing

Getting the most out of food processing goes beyond choosing individual solutions. It’s about fitting all the pieces together in the best way. And it’s about making sure the whole process continually works at peak performance.
JBT FoodTech has found that taking a comprehensive approach to food processing brings the highest possible quality, productivity and profit […]

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Star Quality Cooling For Brakes’ Distribution

Star’s packaged LPR ammonia refrigeration system, which supplies cooling to the frozen food cold store at Brakes’ landmark distribution centre in Reading.Brakes has invested in a bespoke cooling system from Star Refrigeration for its landmark multi-temperature distribution centre in Berkshire in England.
Brakes recently established a state-of-the-art temperature controlled storage and distribution centre nearReading. Brakes is […]

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British Firm Scoops Major Ice Cream Contract From Thailand’s Minor Dairy

    British Firm Scoops Major Ice Cream Contract From Thailand’s Minor Dairy

Thailand’s premier ice cream firm is investing in bespoke processing equipment from UK-based freezing and chilling system manufacturer Starfrost. Minor Dairy produces a variety of premium ice cream products for food service outlets across the Thai and international markets.
The company was looking for a high capacity freezing system to increase ice cream production at its […]

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Solid Belt Brings Benefits For Seafood

    Solid Belt Brings Benefits For Seafood

The key to success for seafood processors is getting product to market in the right condition. Because it is so delicate, seafood needs to be handled very carefully to retain the best possible visual appearance to the consumer. It will also be damaged if it is frozen too slowly.
As a specialist in freezing technology, JBT […]

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High Energy Losses in Cold Stores are a Thing of the Past

    High Energy Losses in Cold Stores are a Thing of the Past

It is a world premiere, it revolutionizes door technology in cold stores and sits at the top of deep-freeze doors with an extremely low heat transfer – the EFA-TK-100 featuring EFA-AFM. With the development of this product Efaflex has designed a high-speed door that sets new standards for equipping deep-freeze areas in cold stores.
In the […]

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Thermo King Introduces New V-600 and V-800 Series of Powerful Refrigeration Units for City Distribution

    Thermo King Introduces New V-600 and V-800 Series of Powerful Refrigeration Units for City Distribution

Brussels, Belgium, 08 August, 2013 – Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, introduces the new V-600 and V-800 refrigeration units. The new solutions provide environmentally friendly transport refrigeration for medium to large sized trucks.
Transport companies are looking for sustainable solutions […]

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Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Factory in Vietnam

    Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Factory in Vietnam

Nestlé has inaugurated a new, SFr230 million (Eur185 million) factory in Vietnam that will meet growing demand for its Nescafé soluble coffee products in the region. More than 200 new jobs have been created with the opening of the factory, which is located in Dong Nai province and manufactures products for both local consumption and […]

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Thermo King Mobile ColdCube™ Containers Provide Precise Temperature Control and Easy Transport

New ColdCube™ containers from Thermo King provide powerful mobile cooling and freezing solutions that can be easily moved between different field applications. These lightweight, durable, flexible solutions can be loaded relatively quickly into a standard van or truck and powered by the vehicle battery, or once unloaded, the containers can be plugged into a standard […]

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High velocity air jets said to enable faster freezing

GEA Refrigeration Technologies has developed a HVF-Freezer (high velocity freezer) that uses newly designed air jets in a bid to reduce the outer layer temperature of food.
The high velocity jets break down the insulating boundary layer, allowing the surface to be frozen very quickly. According to GEA, this enables the product to freeze faster than […]

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One of the United Kingdom’s Largest Refrigerated Hybrid Trucks Features Innovative, Sustainable Solutions from Thermo King

Energy-saving concept truck completes successful pilot test in London
Brussels, Belgium, January 15, 2013 – One of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) largest refrigerated hybrid trucks, engineered by Thermo King in collaboration with Volvo and Arla Foods, is transporting milk throughout London while providing increased sustainability, lower fuel costs and reduced noise.
The 26-tonne, 8.65-metre concept rigid truck […]

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Thermo King Recognizes STAF With Energy Efficiency Leader Award

    Thermo King Recognizes STAF With Energy Efficiency Leader Award

STAF, a leader in refrigerated retail transport serving the greater metropolitan Paris area, has expressed a growing interest in the cryogenics solution developed by Thermo King. This innovative sustainable cooling technology reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, noise and maintenance costs and improves performance and load protection.
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for […]

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TT-Thermo King Receives Dealer of the Year Award from Thermo King

    TT-Thermo King Receives Dealer of the Year Award from Thermo King

During the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin, Germany, last month, leaders from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, honored TT-Thermo King as rail dealer of the year for 2012.
 The award recognizes the TT-Thermo King sales and service teams for […]

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Star Delivers Another Cool Solution For Logistics Firm

    Star Delivers Another Cool Solution For Logistics Firm

Global logistics specialist Kuehne + Nagel has invested in another environmentally efficient chill store cooling system from Star Refrigeration. Kuehne + Nagel required a new refrigeration plant as part of an extension to a chilled storage facility at its Brinklow site, near Milton Keynes. The distribution centre handles food and drink logistics for one of […]

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Zero loss refrigeration dryers operating at low cost

    Zero loss refrigeration dryers operating at low cost

The latest Tundra range of refrigeration air dryers, now available from Hi-line Industries Ltd, have been designed to the highest engineering specification, providing the maximum operating performance with the lowest operating cost.
Eighteen models in the range are available ex-stock including units from 20 to 1040 scfm air throughput and operating off a 230V single phase […]

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ZERO LOSS REFRIGERATION DRYERS COMBINE PERFORMANCE WITH RELIABILITY FOR MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

The latest Tundra range of refrigeration air dryers, now available from Hi-line Industries Ltd, have been designed to the highest engineering specification, providing the maximum operating performance with the lowest operating cost. Eighteen models in the range are available ex-stock including units from 20 to 1040 scfm air throughput and operating off a 230V single […]

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Excalibur improve refrigeration efficiency at Cargill by 30%

Part of Cargill since 2008, Freeman’s of Newent are a primary chicken processing business, supplying independent butchers and the retail food sector.

As part of Cargill’s drive to improve energy efficiency a site review showed that the spiral refrigeration plant used to cool chicken prior to packing and despatch was a major energy user.
The system comprises […]

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Energy-saving cooling cuts Fluorocarbon’s costs by 67%

    Energy-saving cooling cuts Fluorocarbon’s costs by 67%

 Due to a steep rise in on-site electricity costs – which have doubled in just two years –Fluorocarbon has invested in energy-efficient inverters and a free cooling system from process cooling specialist, IsoCool.  The measures are paying off fast – cooling costs are on track to reduce by 67%. This gives the project, which is […]

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50 years of experience in Commercial Refrigeration

With 50 years of experience and more than A 50% market share in global freezing and frozen food products, JBT FoodTech has the ability and knowledge to exactly meet customer requirements with the modular design of its Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT® chiller and freezer. Over the years, this technology has been generally accepted as the industry benchmark […]

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