The unit, installed by refrigeration specialists, Cold Store Rentals was designed and built to bespoke requirements using a modular system. The unit is big enough to store and easily access a euro pallet holding up to 500 kilograms of cheese.
The soon-to-launch product is a new flavour variant of the popular flatbread thins; three cheese.
The cold room houses the cheese mixture which already contains the perfect blend of the three cheeses; mozzarella, cheddar and ricotta.
Project Manager at Jordan’s Ryvita, Rob Jabangwe is responsible for ensuring the correct infrastructure is in place to support the process of product development, and to take the product to market.
He says, “This project had lots of specific requirements, we needed a very high quality refrigeration unit which not only met our low consumption and environmental criteria but that had impressive performance too.
“The process of taking a new product to market can involve a huge number of logistical and organisational challenges. The whole process from research and development, through line trials and product approval can take about six months.
“We were up against it in terms of timing for the cold storage too; we needed to have our unit in place and fully functioning in just five weeks.
“Out of the companies that we met, Cold Store Rentals was the only one that could deliver on time for the right price, and when we researched their customer references, we were more than happy.
“It is really important that we choose the right partners to work with, who have the same high standards we do, especially when it is storing a vital ingredient for over 40,000 biscuits at a time.”
Steve Prior, Managing Director at Cold Store Rentals oversaw the project and says, “Working with the food industry is one we are very familiar with, and so we were able to recommend the best solution.
“There are always strict temperature requirements for food, especially while working with a product like cheese. It needed to be kept strictly between 2° C and 5° C because it behaves completely differently when cooler or warmer.”
The cold room was installed by the team at CSR on a Saturday to best accommodate the tight schedule.
“Steve and the team really understood what was important to us and even worked with our electrical team on site to make sure everything was finished on time”, Rob continues, adding, “The unit is a superior build quality, it looks great and does exactly what we need.”
To find out more about Cold Store Rentals’ storage options and how they could help your business, call the office on 0800 122 3308. Cold Store Rentals is also on Twitter @coldstorerental.