Cold Room Shelving

Why Do I Need Cold Room Shelving?

Cold Room Shelving?

Cold room shelving consists of custom-built shelving units that are suitable for containing items in rooms that reach extremely low temperatures. Used in a number of different industries, mainly supermarket retail outlets, cold room shelving has various benefits that not only help retailers but also help customers in the long run. Below are various reasons as to why cold room shelving is sought after in certain businesses and why its uses are to be constantly included in the storage of food ingredients and/or stock.

Avoids Cross-Contamination & Causes Organisation

The main focus of cold room shelving is its levelling system. Having various shelves available is useful for numerous reasons in terms of keeping food ingredients stored. Firstly, there is always the worry of cross-contamination. Cross-contamination occurs when bacteria from some foods (typically raw meats) unknowingly cross onto other foods. Through the use of cold room shelving, you can keep your food separated. For example, your raw meats can be stored away from vegetables and cooked meats etc. This hygienic shelving preserves the hygiene of food products and prevents you from losing out on food products or potentially needing stock to be recalled if they potentially contain toxins.

Incorporating cold room shelving into cold rooms can assist in reducing the risk of contamination as different food groups can be separated onto different shelves. For those outside of the food industry, cold room shelving can assist in businesses keeping their stock organised. The organisation of items is paramount in any form of business, especially food storage and medical-related storage units. It enables you to keep track of items and identify which products are most popular, helping you with future investments.

Can be Made Mobile & Easily Constructed

Cold room shelving units can be constructed easily and can also be constructed to be mobile, with wheels attached at the bottom. Having shelving units within cold rooms that are easily mobile is positive for adaptability. In the instance of your cold room having numerous cold room shelving units due to your amount of stock, having shelving units that are easily moveable will save time in the organising of your goods. Moving items between fixed shelving units can prove to be a time-consuming task whereas being able to easily move shelving units filled with stock is much more efficient.

Easy to Clean

Materials in the manufacturing of cold room shelving are paramount.

Primarily, the shelving units want to be easily cleaned and handled. This will allow any suspected spillages or suspicions of germs to be dealt with as quickly as possible. Thankfully, cold room shelving units tend to be made using polypropylene and/or stainless steel. Being made of materials that are easily cleanable is obviously of benefit to anyone storing items that can spill such as in food storage or medical sectors. Having easily cleaning shelving units enables you to be able to work quickly in keeping your storage area clean, therefore reducing the chance of germs spreading or attracting rodents.

Maximise Storage Space

Linking back to the organisation of your cold rooms, having easily moveable cold room shelving units enables you to acclimatise to your growing stock quickly and efficiently.

If your cold room consists of mainly cold room shelving units, further space can be easily created. Separating stock into differing categories will allow you to identify how much space is required for each section.

You may find, if you work in the food distribution sector, that organising your food into different spaces properly will free up space in your cold room, therefore making way for more and more stock to be included if certain categories are high in demand.

Resistant to Extreme Temperatures

The manufacturing of cold room shelving units takes into account the fact that they will be facing extremely cold temperatures. For businesses that are responsible for the stocking of items to be kept at freezing temperatures, for example, food items and some medical items, they need to be assured that the shelving they are using can withstand the extreme temperatures they will be exposed to.

Cold room shelving tends to be manufactured to be resistant to the effects of extreme temperatures. This allows business owners to have long-lasting shelving units without having to pay continuously for new cold room shelving units, something business owners will see as an unreliable standpoint.

Height Adjustable

Manufacturers of shelving units understand that people of different heights will be dealing with said shelving. For people who are considered too short for shelves found at the top of the unit, it is handy to know that cold room shelving units tend to be height adjustable. Shelves can usually be adjusted to different heights on the unit for easier access. This saves some employees having to struggle or unsafely use ladders to reach products during work hours, potentially causing work injuries.


MTCSS focus their specialist skills on the supply and installation of cold storage solutions (including cold room shelving) and industrial doors. Rest assured that cold room shelving provided by MTCSS will adhere to your every need, whether it be for food retail, warehousing, hotels, medical storage or any of the other industries we cater to. If you feel that our cold room shelving units are perfect for your needs, contact us today! You can call us on 01886 833381, or alternatively, you can email us at One of our specialists will be happy to help you with any queries you may have.

Industrial Roller Shutter

5 Benefits of Roller-Shutter Doors

Roller-shutter doors are commonly seen in commercial or industrial settings where large areas must be chilled and kept cool, but where traffic is high, making it necessary for a specialist door system that will keep the temperature down but will not impede traffic flow and movement of material. In busy chilled environments, roller-shutter doors are the perfect choice thanks to offering the following benefits:

  1. High Speed Operation

Commercial roller-shutter doors are designed to open and close quickly, preventing any unnecessary loss of heat while still allowing easy transport and movement of people and material through the facility. The commercial roller-shutter doors available from MTcss are all available with an electric motor which allows easy and rapid operation, with gears allowing a controlled descent of the curtain and a manual override which lets operators work the door manually, if need be. However, manual use of the roller-shutter is much slower, making it less efficient for insulation and allowing easy transport through the area, so it should be used only when necessary.

  1. Fire Protection

As a steel-based door curtain, the roller-shutter doors from the MTcss Fire Resistant range are able to quickly close to seal off a fire area, and are constructed from interlocking galvanised steel bars, with galvanised steel coil casing and flame trap fascia provided to slow the spread of flames and prevent them rising too high. When closed, a steel fire resistant roller-shutter door is able to provide up to two hours of fire protection, up to a size of 7000mmx7000mm.

  1. Great Insulation

A roller-shutter door is the ideal door option for a chilled area or freezer area which experiences heavy traffic. Where other door types may take long periods of time to open or close, compromising the insulation of the chiller, roller-shutter doors open only as high as they are required and move quickly, without generating a draft. This allows them to preserve the insulation properties of the chiller even when the door is in operation!

When closed, roller-shutter doors provide excellent insulation, helping to save energy and keep the chiller cool.

  1. Security

A high speed insulated roller shutter door is a great choice for the access to a building, where a combination of fast, easy movement, great insulation and security are required. External roller-shutter doors can provide all of these features, with electrically-operated motors which facilitate quick opening and closing, steel curtains and locks which provide excellent security and industry gold standard insulation to maintain the internal temperature.

These high-speed roller shutters can be installed with automatic opening and closing, or with a smart control interface to allow maximum efficiency and security.

  1. Cost-Effectiveness

When comes to efficiency and cost effectiveness in chilled rooms and buildings, it’s hard to beat roller shutters. With electric motors quickly opening and closing them, roller shutters keep the flow of traffic through the area moving, facilitating transport and preventing delays, while their superior insulation and quick turnaround time makes sure that your electricity bills stay as low as possible.

With maximum draught prevention, and low maintenance needs, roller-shutter doors help to keep your operation as cost-effective as it can be!

For more information on how Roller Shutter Doors may suit your business, call MTcss today on 01886 833381 or visit our Contact Page!

Introducing Kide Monoblocks

MTCSS is your go-to provider of refrigeration equipment for cold storage, so if you’re looking for the latest innovations, you’ve come to the right place!

We provide the Kide monoblocks to suit an array of industrial applications, ensuring that you have quality control. Our Kide monoblocks are designed to offer a suitable alternative for cold storage where there is limited space, they can either be mounted to the roof of the cold room or through-mounted. No matter what you’re looking for, MTCSS’s Kide monoblocks are guaranteed to provide you with extra space for your cold storage.

We have recently introduced a new range of products, including the Kide monoblocks; find out more about them here!

EMR Kideroof

The EMR Kideroof is ideal if you have a small volume of cold storage. These blocks will be mounted to the roof of your cold room where they’ll be out of the way and enable you to maximise the space you have available.

In terms of performance, the EMR Kideroof is reliable, it specialises in pressure control and is suitable for applications of medium and low temperatures.

EMB Kideblock

This is our compact cooling system for refrigeration. The EMB Kideblock is another monoblock which can control high and low pressures, ensuring that the optimal temperature is achieved.

As well as this, the EMB Kideblock is a Hermetic compressor meaning that it’s watertight and extremely efficient.

EMC Kideblock

MTCSS are always looking for opportunities to provide you with more reliable products and thanks to our latest introduction of Kide monoblocks, we can provide you with a more efficient refrigeration unit!

The EMC Kideblock has multi-functional properties, including the electronic control and evaporation of defrosting water. The design of the EMC Kideblock is convenient for a variety of industrial settings, offering a practical solution for a lack of cold storage space!

EMF Kideroof Centrifugal

Kide monoblocks are set to take industries by storm- our EMF Kideroof centrifugal is a compact addition to make to your cold room, extracting cold air efficiently.

These are best mounted to cold rooms and controlling condensation through the flick of a switch. Similar to the other Kide monoblocks, the EMF Kideroof centrifugal system offers hot gas defrost, making it ideal for various types of cold storage.

The EMF Kideroof Centrifugal can be installed quickly and easily and is designed to perform exceptionally well under pressure, allowing you to use it for longer.

Our range of monoblocks are suited to a variety of applications and can be adapted to suit your specific requirements if need be, simply speak to one of the experts, here at MTCSS, we will be more than happy to discuss your individual requirements and provide you with an appropriate solution!

Call us today on 01886 833 381!

It’s A Knockout

MTCSS are not only expert cold room fitters, outstanding project managers and responsive engineers – we are also superhuman, sponge throwing, giant suit wearing, bouncy slide climbing Game Show Challenge winners! Well third place bronze medal winning runners up…

Taking on yet another challenge – this time outside the realms of cold storage – the team at MTCSS’ competitive nature prevailed, when they took down their rivals to take third place at It’s A Knockout!

The 80’s TV Show has been revamped for fun with family, friends and colleagues – the It’s A Knockout day at Malvern Rugby Club raised money for worthy causes, with over £4000 raised for Alzheimer’s UK, St Richard’s Hospice, Parkinson’s UK and MS Society UK.

The events of the day saw our very own Sam, one of the fabric engineers, take multiple dramatic tumbles over magic carpets in a giant suit – only to spectacularly take the win against the other giants!

The engineer’s continued to show their prowess, with Tony donning a penguin suit and taking part in, what can only be described as, penguin tag… Chasing one another round in circles, until only two were left standing. The final two penguins remaining were to try to take each other down, Last Man Standing style. The luck of the team held strong – and so did Penguin Tony – taking yet another win.

The team saw a wet soapy end to the day with every team member climbing over and throwing themselves down a bouncy slide repeatedly, whilst the weather had given up by then, the team’s spirit’s were still high and ready to take on anything thrown at them. Even more sponges.

A fun and messy day for all, the MTCSS team demonstrated why they are so successful as a team both in and out of work, whilst supporting and raising awareness for some amazing causes.

The WCCC Marquee

MTCSS 10th Anniversary Charity Summer Ball

MT Cold Storage Solutions celebrated its 10th Anniversary in May this year – hosting a spectacular Summer Ball.

They not only celebrated their business success with customers, suppliers and friends, but raised money for an incredible cause – Acorns Hospice.

After visiting Acorns Solihull and witnessing the amazing work they do every day, MTCSS wanted to support the charity and raise as much money as possible at the Ball.

Held at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, the evening started with champagne as the marquee flooded with guests whilst the MTCSS team started the sale of Raffle tickets. Following an introduction by our MD – Martin Borg – the guests sat down to a fantastic three course meal.

Joanne Danaher from Acorns Selly Oak led the speeches, bringing tears to many people’s eyes – her words really hitting home the importance of the charity’s work, and the life changing impact of donations from the public.

A surprise speech from Martin’s son, James, warmed the hearts of the guests – followed by a speech from Martin, thanking his customers, suppliers, friends, family and employees who have contributed to the company’s success.

With the formalities over, the raffle started – the lucky ticket winners got to choose from over 16 prizes, from a £600 travel voucher to a case of wine. The auction saw many hands in the air from the generous guests, with auction prizes ranging from a bottle of Pol Roger champagne to a signed WCCC cricket bat.

A huge thank you to all who donated the incredible prizes. Without their generosity we wouldn’t have been able raise as much as we did.

Raffle and auction complete, prizes collected and money counted – more drinks were poured and more shapes were thrown on the dancefloor as the DJ took centre stage. Ending on a high, all the guests had a laughter filled evening with the drinks flowing freely – and most importantly money raised for an incredible cause.

The evening was a huge success, raising £4,701.85 at the ball from donations, ticket sales, raffle tickets and the auction. With a total of £8083 being donated to Acorns, thanks to the generosity of Martin and everyone who attended and supported the evening.