If your business handles temperature sensitive products, like foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, you will likely have cold and frozen storage capacity on-site. Sometimes, however, you may need additional space. There are numerous reasons why this might happen. Perhaps, you may find yourself operating at, or close to full capacity or have an opportunity to pitch for a lucrative new contract for the storage of a new product line. What do you do?
When it comes to temperature controlled storage, a company has numerous options.
1. They can build their own on-site cold storage facility.
2. They can outsource it to a public cold store.
3. They can rent additional portable cold storage space to be used on their own premises.
Each option has pros and cons.
Building your own facility is perhaps a good option if you have the budget to do it. However it can be costly, and you might run into planning issues.
Outsourcing might seem an attractive proposition. However, in doing so, you lose an element of control in the cold chain by introducing a third party. Perhaps some of your customers might not be comfortable with you doing this.
Could on-site portable cold storage be the answer?
So how about option 3? And how does it work? Essentially someone in need of more cold storage space will only have to decide how much extra space they want and for how long. Our units come in a range of sizes meaning you can rent a portable cold store that will take anything from one pallet up to nineteen. Of course, you are not limited to 19 pallets as you can rent multiple units and keep them for as long as you require.
10 Reasons Why our mobile cold storage solutions can be Cost Effective:
No significant capital investment compared to building a new refrigerated facility.
Portable cold stores are available in a wide range of sizes, and you will certainly find one to match your application and the area of refrigeration you need.
The type of portable cold stores we provide are container refrigeration units. They can be easily delivered to your premises and moved into position using a truck/crane.
No planning permission is required because, as the name indicates, they are portable.
You can hire a portable cold store for as long as you need. From as little as a day to several years. It all depends on your requirement.
Portable cold stores can be modified to suit your business specific needs. We will provide the solution you desire.
Free up existing internal space at your premises. Internal space is often limited. A portable cold store suits the external environment, meaning you can use the inside of your premises for more important things.
Plan to move premises in the future – no problem! You can take the portable refrigerated unit with you when you go!
Retain complete control of the cold chain. If you are outsourcing your cold storage, you might be losing control. Bringing it in-house gives you greater peace of mind.
Regular maintenance and call out service are offered by trained, certified, uniformed and insured technicians meaning you can have full confidence in hiring a portable cold store from Fridge Rentals.
Although hiring a portable unit may not be suitable for all applications the above 10 points provide a good business case to do this.
Reefer Container – The robust Cold Storage solution
Our refrigerated containers, also known as REEFERS are mobile cold storage units that are built to withstand the elements.
We buy our units from shipping companies. They use them to transport temperature sensitive products across the high seas all over the world. They, therefore, must be completely weatherproof and be able to withstand the elements.
Because of their robust design, you can rest assured that the products you store inside them will not be affected by the external environment. One of the many benefits of the refrigerated containers we offer is that they can be used outside which means; they don’t take up valuable internal space.
We usually provide our units with heavy duty container type doors. These can be easily locked, and we can supply locks to you, or you can use your own. This is of particular importance if your container is situated a little bit away from your premises, or you do not have 24/7 on site security.
Our Refrigerated containers are fitted with Carrier refrigeration systems. Carrier refrigeration units are renowned for both reliability and durability. Also, as an authorised dealer for Carrier Transicold (as well as many other leader refrigeration specialists) we carry an extensive range of spare parts in the unlikely event of a breakdown. Our insured, certified and uniformed refrigeration technicians are on hand 24/7 to provide the service you would expect.
Which Reefer container is right for you?
Since 1990, Fridge Rentals have been helping companies with their refrigerated storage needs.
Our REEFERS come in a range of sizes, including:
10ft long unit: 4 pallet storage capacity
20ft long unit: 9 pallet storage capacity
40ft long unit: 20 pallet storage capacity
The amount of space you require will largely dictate the size of the unit or units you need. We would suggest you should always take a larger one where possible, to cope with extra storage needs you might experience at different times of the year.
Reefer containers delivery and installation
They are delivered using a truck with a mounted crane. Our insured, certified, uniformed drivers, will position the refrigerated container exactly where you want it to go. As they are weather-proof units, they suit external applications. However, they can easily be sited inside too, if that is what’s required. But a key benefit of our units is that they can stay outside meaning you can free up internal space for more profitable uses.
Worry free maintenance
As part of our rental solution, we provide a peace of mind call out service for all our Reefer container units on hire. For longer hires, we will periodically service them to ensure they remain in tip-top condition.
Give it back when you’ve finished
If you are a company that requires additional refrigerated space from time to time or depending on the contracts you have, there will be times when you don’t require all of the refrigerated space to be on-site. And here is where a Reefer container on hire is exactly what you want. You can return it to us and not have it sitting empty doing nothing while costing you money.
Our Refrigerated containers suit a range of applications
A look at our clients page will show you we work with businesses, both big and small across a range of verticals. We are cold storage experts and understand the cold chain and the various challenges this represents for the storage of different products. Regardless of the industry, you are in, if you are looking for a robust portable cold storage solution, think Fridge Rentals and think Reefer refrigeration. We supply our units Ireland-wide, and they suit any temperature controlled storage application.