In the retail industry, a primary concern is how to store goods to ensure they remain in the best possible condition. This is especially critical for businesses dealing with perishable items i.e supermarkets and food manufacturers that stock merchandise that expires quickly. These issues make companies highly motivated to seek better solutions and In recent years, many companies in this line of business are using containers with temperature controls.
Here are some of the most obvious reasons why this method of storage is so valuable to supermarkets and food manufacturers nationwide:
By equipping units with shelves and hooks, it is possible to pack containers in such a way to ensure proper airflow, thus extending the life cycle of frozen goods. The temperature can be set very precisely, which can be essential for certain types of food – for example, fish products can be kept for longer periods if they are kept at -18 ͦC or below. The containers can be locked and additional security features installed on demand, so they are well protected against break-ins or animals, even when left outdoors overnight.
Renting a fully equipped refrigerated container and storing goods on-site is not only more convenient than outsourcing storage; it's also cheaper. The flexibility of portable units is hugely valuable in today’s marketplace, especially when retailers need to react to peaks in demand. Containerised storage provides a cost-efficient way to keep up with customer expectations and maintain sustainable growth without major investments in permanent storage facilities.
The latest container models (10ft, 20ft or 40ft long) can store vast amounts of goods, yet consume very little energy in comparison with traditional cold storage units. However, they offer just as much security and convenience.
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I wish to say Spacewise (Sharon) response time is superb (even whilst she is on holiday!) and time between my enquiry and quote provided is remarkably quick.
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We contacted Spacewise to supply us with 2 refrigeration storage units on behalf of the client and their bar supplier as a long hire during the peak season. We haven’t experienced a single problem with them and we have found the team to be helpful and reliable at all times, particularly Sharon Rimell whom we have been liaising with. Happy bar company, happy client! They come highly recommended.