Client Reynolds Catering Services

Location London, UK

Sectors Food and drinks

The challenge

Keeping fruit and vegetables cool during the summer heat

Reynolds takes the quality of its fruit and veg seriously, which means keeping conditions in its packing facility at a constant 4-5C.

And every bit of space is needed for packing, not for bulky temperature equipment. We needed to come up with a plan that didn’t take up valuable floor space but kept produce at the optimum temperature, whatever the weather.

Project fact file

400 kW

Air-cooled chiller


Number of low temperature air handlers

4-5 ⁰C

Constant temperature provided

The solution

Low temperature air handlers, a chiller and a generator to power it all

We installed three low temperatures air handlers in the chill store, mounted up on a racking system so they didn’t take up valuable floor space. The air handlers were served by a 400 kW chiller, powered by one of our generators. We installed it in the spring, so it kept Reynold’s fruit and veg cool during the summer warmth. It then acted as back-up over the winter.

the aggreko difference

We always come up with a cool solution to help

The impact

Effective semi-permanent package that provided food for thought

Our installation gave Reynolds the temperatures they needed, while not taking up their valuable packing space.

And it was cost effective, as we they could turn it on and off as required, to ensure the temperature inside remained constant, despite the temperature outside.

Our chilling package stayed on site for a year, which gave Reynolds plenty of time to consider design options for future permanent cooling equipment.

"The team at Aggreko had the technical know-how to find an alternative cooling solution that proved more effective in terms of delivering targeted cooling. It also reduced the footprint of the solution, giving us more space for our packing lines".

Phil Robinson QHSE Manager ,

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