15 April 2018
Food company chooses new generation blast freezer units to double frozen and chilled capacity while reducing running costs.
Holmesterne Foods has recently installed four portable units from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores at two of its manufacturing sites in North Yorkshire. The £17 million turnover company chose Blue Cube for its innovation in refrigeration technology.
Holmesterne is a leading food manufacturing company with a focus on supplying only the finest food products to partner customers in Retail, Manufacturing and Food Service. Their award winning product range includes both raw and cooked meats and vegetables, plus a huge variety of ingredients for prepared meals.
Blue Cube – one of the UK’s leading providers of rental temperature controlled storage solutions for the food and logistics industries – has supplied three new generation portable blast freezer units which have doubled freezing capacity at Holmesterne Foods Leeming Bar and Brompton sites. In addition a 22-pallet portable cold store was supplied which will operate at frozen to store newly developed products.
Shaun Bedford, Head of Operations at Holmesterne comments: “The units from Blue Cube have not only doubled our freezer and chiller capacity but have also future-proofed the Leeming Bar and Brompton sites”.
“We changed supplier to Blue Cube as their offering meant adding 70 pallet spaces to our blast freezing facility whilst reducing operating costs through more efficient equipment” Shaun concludes.
Holmesterne and Blue Cube are continuing to work closely together to further improve capacity and processes at the two sites.
A highly successful, privately owned food company, established since 1986 and operating from two manufacturing plants based in North Yorkshire, Holmesterne Foods has grown and flourished by offering innovative value-added meat and vegetable products to Retailers, Manufacturers and Food Service customers.
Blue Cube’s portable blast freezers are available in 19, 23 and 28 pallet capacities. The units can operate as blast freezers, blast chillers and tempering units and can be ground based or elevated to a loading dock.
The latest generation refrigeration systems ensure greater efficiencies and lower operating costs for customers. Plus LED lighting provides up to 300 lux of light meeting the standard required for loading and unloading.
Each portable blast unit is fitted with impact bars, lockable doors and locking door bars whilst emergency lighting, externally mounted audible and visible man trap and temperature alarms provide all the necessary safety features.
In addition, side doors, ramps, dock level platforms and racking are available as optional features. The units can be linked to either a building or each other in order to help improve workflow.