Make it a Blue Cube Christmas
Summer is in full swing with long hot days, balmy evenings, school holidays and supermarket shelves still packed with barbecue ranges.
However, food manufacturers, processors and packers are starting to brace themselves for the festive season when getting the right products to the right place at the right time is never more critical. With the peak season now starting in September, food companies should be gearing up their production facilities for the busy ‘revenue boosting’ Christmas period.
There’s no doubt that the festive season seems to start earlier and earlier every year and one of the key areas requiring detailed forecasting is the amount of space required for storage and production activities. Businesses need to accurately assess whether they have the capacity to be able to deliver extremely high volumes of food products in record time.
With space at a premium, many of today’s food plants are already bursting at the seams. As a result, this makes the short-term rental of high performance yet energy efficient temperature controlled portable storage solutions an increasingly viable option for coping with seasonal fluctuations.
It allows operations to be quickly extended for a temporary period without a huge capital outlay. Plus cold storage rental at a fixed monthly rate ensures a consistent cash flow at a crucial time of the year.
Portable units can be easily linked to an existing facility to provide additional production or storage space, fill unused and odd-shaped areas and add value by supporting sales growth.
Acting just like a permanent cold store or blast freezer but without the need for planning permission, portable temperature controlled storage solutions can also be easily uninstalled or even relocated to another area.
Lack of storage or production space can often be a barrier to growth during busy trading periods so installing portable solutions that can be utilised in a short time frame can be a real advantage for many businesses.
Portable cold stores are available a range of formats, standard to high roof options and built for internal or external use. They can sit on the ground or be elevated to meet existing loading docks. Portable storage units can be standalone, linked together to create a much larger footprint or even attached to a building.
There is no doubt that the food manufacturers that fare best in the Christmas period are the ones that start planning early and make the changes required to ensure their operations can cope with the huge demand over the festive season.
Fully equipped fleet helps field service engineers deliver first time fix and routine maintenance on portable blast freezers and cold stores
Demonstrating its commitment to providing the best possible service to its UK-wide customer base, Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores Limited (tel: 0333 3202620) – leading supplier of rental temperature controlled storage solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, logistics and manufacturing industries – has unveiled its fleet of vans with striking new logo and livery in line with the company’s revamped corporate identity.
Steve Blakemore, Blue Cube’s Managing Director comments: “Our Blue Cube vans are the window to the soul of the business so it is important that they reflect our new corporate identity.
“However, we recognise that a successful brand is based on more than image so our fleet of vans are fully equipped with everything our service and support team need to deliver excellent service and support, including a full range of spare parts to ensure first fix and routine maintenance on our cold stores and blast freezers.
Established in 2009, Staffordshire-based Blue Cube offers a wide range of technologically advanced, eco-friendly temperature controlled storage solutions including blast freezers, blast chillers, portable cold stores and tempering units. The company provides both standard and bespoke rental systems to suit individual performance and budgetary requirements.
Understanding that flexibility is key, Blue Cube is able to link its portable units to a customer’s existing facility to provide additional production or storage space, and fill unused or odd shaped areas. As well as rental, the company offers lease to buy options and ex-fleet units for purchase.
Blue Cube is backed by a dedicated service and support team committed to achieving all-time highs for average first time fix rates and overall customer satisfaction ratings.
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