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  • October 31, 2017 /

 

 

 

 

Blue Cube Portable Cold Store’s MD, Steve Blakemore, highlights how you can better manage cash flow by renting temperature controlled storage solutions

In today’s tough economic climate many food, logistics and pharmaceutical businesses are unable to justify investing capital in asset purchases such as portable temperature controlled storage solutions.

As a result, progressive companies are recognising the cost and operational benefits of renting portable cold stores or blast freezers to expand stockholding capacity or even just provide extra production space.

With no upfront costs, long or short term rental is a cost effective way of ensuring production is geared for seasonal fluctuations in demand or to facilitate the execution of a specific project requirement like a new product launch or plant renovation.

It is a sound financial decision aimed at minimising impact on the bottom line and ensuring valuable cash flow is available for other investments across the business.

The advantages of renting a cold store or blast freezer are numerous including:

  • Flexible monthly payments to suit business needs without major financial commitment
  • A higher specification unit can be rented leading to significant efficiency and performance benefits
  • Simplified budgeting and more accurate forecast of operating costs with 24-hour, 365-day comprehensive breakdown cover, maintenance and annual servicing included for the entire hire period
  • Fixed price monitoring where most costs remain the same for entire hire period
  • Free up valuable cash flow / working capital for investment in other vital areas of the business
  • Short-term rental of high performance yet energy efficient temperature controlled portable storage solutions are a more viable option for coping with seasonal fluctuations
  • Quickly extend operations for a temporary period or improve existing facilities without a substantial capital investment
  • Rental at a fixed monthly rate ensures a consistent cash flow often at crucial times of the year
  • Lack of storage or production space can often be a barrier to growth during busy trading periods so installing rental portable solutions that can be utilised in a short time frame is real advantage for many businesses
  • Extend rental contract period if required or just send the unit back once the term has finished

 

So, perhaps it is time to follow the advice of billionaire oil tycoon J Paul Getty who said: “If it appreciates, buy it. If it depreciates, lease it.”

For further information on Blue Cube’s competitive rental packages visit https://www.bluecubepcs.co.uk/lease/

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SCOTBEEF PURCHASES BLAST FREEZER FROM BLUE CUBE PORTABLE COLD STORES

  • October 16, 2017 /

In a move to boost freezer capacity at its modern plant in Glasgow, leading UK fresh meat processing company, Scotbeef has purchased a BFT40 portable blast freezer from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores (tel: 0333 3202620; www.bluecubepcs.co.uk) – part of The Turner Group – after renting the unit for several years.

Scotbeef is one of the largest privately owned fresh meat companies in the UK. It is fast becoming category leaders in fresh beef and lamb products and remains at the forefront of raw beef and lamb across the UK retail market. Scotbeef is a wholly owned subsidiary of J W Galloway Ltd – a privately owned company under the direction of Robbie Galloway CEO.

Located in the plant’s yard, the 19 pallet capacity blast freezer unit is being used by Scotbeef to rapidly chill sous vide beef and pork products from +60⁰C down to -35⁰C.

Blue Cube’s blast freezers are available with remote temperature monitoring option which allows the customer to monitor the unit’s performance and track temperature movements.

It offers a usable space of 26.40m² with a refrigeration duty of 62kw. It incorporates the latest screw compressor for greater efficiencies at low temperatures and reduced running costs.

Paul Marshall from Scotbeef commented: “We required extra freezer capacity but didn’t have the space to expand our existing cold storage. Renting the blast freezer from Blue Cube initially meant less disruption to the plant and made perfect business sense in terms of cash flow. It also allowed us to be more flexible whilst ensuring production efficiencies.

“We decided to purchase the unit to reduce costs going forward plus we were confident it would continue to deliver on performance and meet our on-going capacity requirements. Overall we’re happy with the service provided by Blue Cube and would happily recommend them to other food processors,” Paul concludes.

Blue Cube’s blast freezers offer a variety of key features including LED lighting fitted in the ceiling coving providing 300 lux of light, impact step protectors, lockable doors and locking door bars as standard. Emergency lighting, externally mounted audible and visible man trap and temperature alarms provide all the necessary safety functions. Optional extras such as side doors, ramps, dock level platforms and racking are also available.

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Note to editors:

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.

For press information please contact Emma Hulse, ELH Communications, tel:01628 665593 or mob: 07801 869938 email: emmahulse@elhcomms.com

For product information or details on hiring Blue Cube’s temperature controlled units please telephone 0333 3202620.

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BLUE CUBE PORTABLE COLD STORES ANNOUNCES RECRUITMENT DRIVE

  • October 2, 2017 /

Supplier of rental blast freezers & cold stores to double the size of its service team & expand sales function in North to accommodate new business wins

 

In line with an ambitious growth strategy, leading suppliers of rental temperature controlled storage solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, logistics and manufacturing industries, Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores (tel: 0333 3202620; www.bluecubepcs.co.uk) – part of The Turner Group – is implementing a recruitment drive.

 

In a move to accommodate significant new business wins, Blue Cube, which recently announced plans to achieve 30% growth in just two years and relocate to larger premises, is set to double the size of its in-house service team and expand its sales function in the North.

 

Steve Blakemore, Blue Cube’s Managing Director says: “Having delivered the best results in the company’s history last year, we are excited to be implementing the recruitment drive. It will ensure we can accommodate future growth as we continue to win more business in our key target markets.”

 

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.

 

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.

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For press information please contact Emma Hulse, ELH Communications, tel:01628 665593 or mob: 07801 869938 email: emmahulse@elhcomms.com

 

For product information or details on hiring Blue Cube’s temperature controlled units please telephone 0333 3202620.