Cold Room Solutions for Food & Drink Retail
At MTCSS we understand the factors that influence cold storage within the food and drink retail industry, including the requirements for food safe products which adhere to the required hygiene levels and health & safety regulations.
MTCSS are the experts when it comes to temperature controlled solutions – and this isn’t just suppling and installing walk in chiller or freezers cold rooms. We can provide a huge range of solutions for the food and drink retail industry. Whether you require a bank of cold rooms with various temperature ranges, an insulated door solution, or front of house refurbishments – MTCSS can provide you with a solution.
Our two departments, MTCSS Contracts and MTCSS Retail, have every aspect of temperature controlled solutions covered.
MTCSS Retail are experts when it comes to refurbishing your existing cold rooms, doors and cabinets at the front of house and back of house in your stores. This ensures your cold storage solutions are working all year round and adhere to health and safety requirements.
MTCSS Contracts design and build walk in cold rooms and turnkey temperature controlled projects, including chillers, freezers, ambient rooms with insulated doors, high speed doors, refrigeration and lighting.
Both departments have extensive experience working with food and drink retailers across the UK, from supermarket and nationwide chains to independent retailers like butchers, cafes, breweries and more.
Refurbishments for Food & Drink Retail
MTCSS Retail can refurbish your existing food and drink retail cold rooms, cabinets and doors! We can improve your existing cold storage aesthetics, improve its efficiency and ensure your temperature controlled systems are complaint with health and safety regulations for audits.
There are two types of refurbishment when it comes to your food and drink retail stores, front of house and back of house refurbishment…
Your business’s shop floor is one of the first things your customers (and auditors) see when they enter your stores. This includes all of your produce, dairy, deli, bakery, chiller and dairy cabinets.
Refrigerated cabinets see a lot of wear and tear due to customers constantly opening and closing doors and accessing products – along with staff loading products in and out of the temperature controlled cabinets.
But MTCSS Retail are here to help! The MTCSS Retail team can refurbish your existing refrigerated and non-refrigerated cabinets across your shop floors to ensure they look like new – giving your customer the best impression.
As well as the improved aesthetics of your refrigerated cabinets, refurbishment can improve the safety and efficiency of your cabinets. Front of house refurbishment can include:
• replacing cabinet ticket strips
• replacing and fitting cabinet bump rail
• new cabinet doors and handles
• fitting and repairing cabinet night blinds
• spraying of cabinets
The majority of food and drink retail stores have walk in chillers and walk in freezer cold rooms away from the shop floor to store their products which aren’t in their cabinets. This allows the storage of more stock to enable the restocking of refrigerated and frozen cabinets when required.
It is equally important that your walk in cold rooms are working efficiently to ensure your stock is kept safely and the longevity of your products is maintained.
Well maintained and efficient cold rooms also protect your employees and the people using your cold rooms. Poorly maintained doors can cause safety issue for people accessing the cold room – if doors get stuck due to damaged hinges or handles, individuals can get stuck in the cold room or get injured trying to yank the doors open.
The MTCSS Retail team can help avoid health & safety issues and ensure your cold room is working efficiently in the back of house of your retail stores by offering cold room and door refurbishment.
Cold room refurbishment by MTCSS Retail can include:
• hinged and sliding door refurbishment – replacement of door furniture including hinges, handles and handle parts
• hinged and sliding door replacement
• cold room floor replacement and refurbishment
• refrigeration unit replacement
• replacing and fitting of cold room door and wall protection
Back of house and cold room refurbishment can save you money, protect your staff and protect your products. But in the case your cold room cannot be refurbished and needs to be replaced, we can supply and install a new modular or custom cold room for your requirements.
Custom Cold Rooms for the Food & Drink Retail Industry
MTCSS Contracts can design and build cold rooms for companies within the food and drink retail industry. We can offer turnkey temperature controlled solutions including every aspect of your cold storage solution, from chiller and freezer cold rooms and insulated doors to cold room flooring and refrigeration systems.
Here are some helpful things to consider when you are making a decision on your food and drink retail cold storage solution;
• What food or drink products are you storing in your cold room?
This will influence the temperature range of the cold room and whether you choose a chiller, freezer or ambient room. We use food safe panels in all of our cold room installations so you can rest assured your new cold room will adhere to health and safety regulations.
• What size cold room do you require?
The space you have available will influence the decision on what size cold room you choose, as will the products you need to store in the cold room. Did you know we can also supply and install dual compartment cold rooms? Allowing you to have both a walk in chiller and walk in freezer whilst saving on space.
• What kind of flooring would best suit your cold room?
This is dependent on what products you are storing and how you are using your cold room. For example, if you have heavy food or drink products stored in your chiller or freezer, you may require reinforced flooring. If you need to frequently wash out your cold room and floor (or you’re storing liquids which spill!) then an altro flooring would be more suitable for your application.
• Do you require refrigeration?
MTCSS can supply and install refrigeration to suit the temperature ranges required in your cold storage rooms. Whether it’s chiller, freezer or ambient temperatures you require to store your food and drink products, we can provide a solution to suit your specifications and requirements.
We can provide both monoblock refrigeration systems, one unit which fits through the wall or ceiling of your cold room, and split refrigeration systems, which has an evaporator and condensing unit.
Your cold room will require some form of door system – or maybe you already have a cold room, or space, which requires a door solution? MTCSS can provide cold room doors as part of a turnkey package, or we can just supply individual doors or sets of doors!
So what is in the MTCSS door range? :
• Hinged insulated doors
Hinged doors are ideal for walk in cold rooms which has with predominantly pedestrian traffic – we can offer single doors, or double hinged doors, in case you need to take larger products in and out of the cold room.
• Sliding insulated doors
Sliding doors are ideal for pedestrian traffic and for cold rooms which are used to store food products in roll cages – these are often used in supermarkets and retail stores.
• High speed and rapid rise doors
High speed doors can be ideal in areas where you need to use your cold rooms for larger access, or if you need pallet access to store your food and drink products.
• Door automation & alarms
We can offer door automation, so your doors can open with push button, pull cord operation or even with radar so the door opens when you are near it. This is ideal for areas where doors are left open, as they will close automatically saving energy and maintaining internal temperatures!