Contingency planning and Aggreko ingenuity paid off for an Alabama-based grocery distribution center following a main refrigeration failure. The distribution center was facing at least three weeks of downtime for a space holding more than $8 million of refrigerated products.
“The priorities were to resume normal operations as quickly and cost-effectively as possible,” said the director of risk management for the facility.
Aggreko’s emergency response capabilities were put to the test when asked to provide temporary cooling capabilities for more than 240,000 sq.ft (22,300 sq.m) of the refrigerated warehouse.
From the first contact on a Sunday afternoon, design and analysis of logistical possibilities occurred within 24 hours, as well as mobilisation of equipment to replace more than 1,300 tons of cooling capacity.
Aggreko's temporary cooling system adequately and easily provided cooling for five different temperature zones ranging from 31° to 50°F (-0.6–10°C), and 28,000 to 81,000 sq.-ft (2,600–7,525 sq.m) areas.
“This was a flawless total turnkey operation,” said the risk management director. “Aggreko’s planning and execution allowed my team to concentrate on our business continuation and recovery”.
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