Efficient Solutions for Cold Stores and Distribution Centers
Experts estimate that, worldwide, more than one-third of all perishable goods never reach the consumer. The reason for this is insufficient cooling during storage and transport. Yet there is no single solution that will address every stage of a cold chain or temperature control requirements during transport and storage. GEA can provide cooling technologies that will guarantee the right temperature – whether cool or ice-cold, down to an exact degree, if necessary.
Storage and distribution: so that fresh food arrives fresh
Not every type of food can be kept under the same conditions during cold storage or during transport. This fact, coupled with the drive towards greater energy efficiency and increasingly strict hygiene regulations, means that cooling and freezing technologies often need to be tailored to individual applications. Whereas fruit and vegetables that are not kept under optimum conditions may look less appetizing but still be safe to eat, unsafe levels of pathogens may occur in meat or fish if the cold chain is inadequate or not maintained.
GEA can provide technologies and solutions for effective maintenance of the cold chain, whatever the product. And an efficient cold chain reduces waste, which means that less food has to be dumped, and if there is less waste, then less food needs to be produced and subsequently processed and transported, which reduces water and energy consumption, and benefits the environment.
GEA works with each client to provide solutions that will enable the optimum temperature and humidity control for each foodstuff.