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New Blue Cube MD Alan Hunt

New Financial Year; New MD: Blue Cube begins an exciting new chapter with key appointment.

  • April 29, 2022 /
New Blue Cube MD Alan Hunt

Blue Cube has begun the new financial year with a new Managing Director Alan Hunt, who most recently held the same role at leading trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull. This key appointment comes after a hugely successful tenure of Steve Blakemore. Blue Cube's Marketing Manager Pete caught up with Alan to enable the boss to share his initial thoughts, plans and what makes him tick.

1) "What are your initial thoughts about Blue Cube?"

"The pride and the quality of our team is exceptional. It was immediately clear to me that everyone is genuinely interested, fully committed and on board with our ambitious company's plans. This team all helped enable the business to report its two most successful years on record, concurrently. This is even more impressive given the well-reported challenges all businesses have had to navigate these past few years. This opinion is validated by our own customers, partners and suppliers."

2) "What excites you the most?" 

"The aspirations of our team. All want to achieve more; invest in themselves and the future of the business. This all-team aspiration forms the foundation for us to continue to offer the best possible product and service for all the expanding business sectors we provide solutions to."

3) "Aside from further strengthening our all-round customer experience, what is your vision for Blue Cube?"

"My vision is to expand and lead with our technology-based solutions, wrapped around a best-in-class service. This in turn will enable our team to have more intelligent, informed conversations with our customer partners. Conversations about their specific operational requirements; using the technology' our own team has created to provide evidence-based solutions. The success of our exclusive Ultra range was borne out of this approach."

4) "The business landscape and outlook remains challenging. What solutions do Blue Cube have in place to assist our existing and potential customer partners?" 

"We differentiate. We are increasingly well-known for offering a high quality, "more than just a box" solution that resonates with our customer partners. As one example, our proactive monitoring, which allows for real-time efficiencies to be reported our customers. One of our mantras is to increase "uptime."  

5) "Tell us a bit more about yourself:"
i) "Tea or coffee?" 

Tea (FYI Milk, no sugar!) 

ii)"Favourite tipple?" 

"Whisky!" (Scottish, single malt, should anyone wish to buy Alan a drink at a bar!)

iii)"Favourite pastime, besides family time?"

"Cycling and motorcycling. I am also a keen Crown Green Bowls player."

Alan (and Blue Cube) will be attending the ITT Hub in a few weeks' time. Blue Cube is also increasingly involved with the Cold Chain Federation, so keep an eye out across our socials for exciting news in this capacity.  

You can engage directly with Alan on LinkedIn, whilst the whole Blue Cube team is on hand to assist wherever, whenever, on 0333 320 26 20. 

Blue Cube Coronavirus update - 17 March 2020

Blue Cube PCS Coronavirus update

  • March 17, 2020 /

We want to reassure our customers that with the latest updates from the government relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, Blue Cube IT systems are set up on a cloud based system meaning that during this changing situation the team are able to work from home to provide account management and service support if needed. Our engineers are currently still out on the road able to attend breakdowns, and we also work with a network of trusted suppliers and contractors who we are receiving regular updates from.

Each site that our engineers attend will have their own systems in place, and we will work with your requirements. Please ensure that you communicate any changes of protocol to the service team as soon as possible so they can let our engineers know before they arrive to site.

As usual, the team can be contacted on 0333 3202620.

Reliability and convenience key for Well Pharmacy

  • May 8, 2019 /

When additional temperature controlled storage was needed for their pharmaceutical distribution centre, Well Pharmacy, part of Bestway Group, decided to investigate rental options to find a reliable and easily monitored solution.

Gary Tunnicliffe, Senior Operation, Support and Development Manager, explains, “The product we hold you’d find in a pharmacy. The temperature control of the products through the entire handling line is extremely important. We have a unit from Blue Cube on-site which is very reliable, and we can check the range of temperature at any time in order for us to keep complete control and monitoring.

“The unit is linked to one of our loading bays, adding convenient additional floor space to our existing storage site. It’s very convenient for us to use as it’s located just beside our main fridge unit.

“The unit we have is a backup for our larger fridge which is on site, and also provides us with additional storage in peak times. It provides us with peace of mind and continuity, knowing that we have a reliable additional cold storage on site.

“Blue Cube have been flexible in order to fit in with our business needs. The service we have received from them has been excellent, with engineers on site within the same day, getting the unit back running straight away.”

To discuss your business needs please contact the Blue Cube team on 03333 202 620, or email info@bluecubepcs.co.uk

Blast Freezers

What are the benefits of freshly frozen food products?

  • June 28, 2017 /

What a Blast!

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the nutritional and quality benefits of freshly frozen food products with a growing trend for healthier ready cooked meals. In fact, according to a report published last year by The British Frozen Food Federation (Frozen Food Report II), the UK frozen food market is worth a massive £8.13billion, and is set to continue expanding.

Due to natural bacteria growth occurring during the cooling process, all foods, once cooked, will start to deteriorate. Food spoilage is typically caused by microorganisms, chemicals and enzymes. To maintain food quality it is important to take control of humidity, time and temperature.

Freezing is the easiest, most convenient, and least time-consuming method of preserving foods. Super-fast freezing will help ensure that bacteria have minimal time to develop. Almost any food item can be frozen and by using the correct method, taste and appearance are maintained while nutritional goodness is preserved.

Portable Blast Freezers are ideal where a large amount of product needs to be frozen over a certain period of time or current storage capacity has been reached and you want to avoid the hassle or expense of outsourcing,

Portable Blast Freezers help to enhance business productivity by rapidly chilling or freezing fresh food products ready for safe transportation or storage. Available in all shapes, sizes and specifications, Blast Freezers are cost efficient and ensure ultimate control over quality and consistency.

Modern Blast Freezers can also be remotely controlled via an internet connection, enabling the user to monitor the unit’s performance and track temperature movements.

Options include sending automated alarms as a warning of potential issues both to the Blast Freezer supplier and the end user, as well as the customer in some cases. The unit will record all temperature parameter data automatically. All of this information can be displayed on a summary page of live data via an internet browser which list’s the unit’s current mode, temperatures and basic operating parameters.

Benefits of Blast Freezers – at a glance

  • Portable solutions meaning no planning permission is required
  • Renting helps overcome production/seasonal peaks
  • Various pallet capacities available
  • Latest energy efficient fridge units
  • End flow or cross flow options
  • Blast freeze, chill or temper
  • Large volumes of product frozen over a short period of time