Seymour Manufacturing has installed a Temperature Control Zone (TCZ) at Giles Foods to separate a chilled production area from a cleaning down area at the baker’s Milton Keynes site.
The installation, carried out in June, means Giles Foods will save on its energy bills and carbon emissions as it no longer has to keep an entire warehouse at a chilled temperature.
A special track and durable wheels were designed by the company to support Tempro curtains pulled into place to act as a coldroom.
Chairman of SMI, Brian Seymour said TCZs could be in place in minutes for an hour, a day or for years but drawn back to a parking area so the same valuable floor space could be used for other purposes.
He said: “We were delighted to carry out this installation for Giles Foods, which recognised it needed a cost-effective solution to separate a chilled area from a cleaning down section of its production facility.
“Amongst the pioneer users of the system were Waitrose and Marks & Spencer who required the most efficient method of receiving chilled goods en route to the display fridges without loading and unloading back up coldrooms. These were often too small at peak trading times but too big the rest of the time when expensively chilled air was used for no good purpose.
“With our TCZs, an evaporator can be placed through a wall or roof of the zone which provides the chilled temperature if the installation was not dividing existing temperatures.”