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Cold Control offers refurbishment solution for Wilko Retail Ltd

Cold Control Services has expanded its warehouse facilities to accommodate cabinet refurbishments, initially to support nationwide retail chain, Wilko Retail.

Mark Grant, Managing Director at Cold Control explains: “When we first started working within Wilko stores, to service and support their refrigeration units, we found that a number of them were between 10 and 15 years old; these were suffering major component failures due to their age.

Items such as the vaporiser tray pipework were developing leaks and these systems were becoming heavily contaminated with moisture and needed to be urgently repaired.

“As we could not repair the units within the restricted hours that we are allocated on site, we offered to refurbish the aging units at our premises in Ropley, Hampshire.

We have set up links with a nationwide haulage company, which delivers the refurbished unit to the customer’s site out of hours between 6am and 9am, or 7pm and 10pm, and then brings the old unit back to our warehouse where we can begin its refurbishment.

“Our engineers are currently restoring two units each week. We work in tandem so that while one unit is being tested, the other can be fully cleaned and the refrigeration system overhauled, including the replacement of a number of wear and tear items.

We ensure that all units are PAT tested before returning to site. We also offer a six month warranty on all renovated units.”

Mark Grant explains, “This expansion has enabled us to hold stock of all components, so that parts can also be dispatched to Wilko sites even when a full refurbishment is not needed.

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