Providing the 'chill factor' for Alabama food distributor
The challenge to the customer
Contingency planning and Aggreko ingenuity paid off for an
Alabama-based grocery distribution center following a main
refrigeration failure. The distribution center was facing at least
three weeks of downtime for a space holding more than $8 million of
“The priorities were to resume normal operations as quickly and
cost-effectively as possible,” said the director of risk management
for the facility.
Aggreko’s emergency response capabilities were put to the test
when asked to provide temporary cooling capabilities for more than
240,000 sq.ft (22,300 sq.m) of the refrigerated warehouse.
The benefits to the customer
From the first contact on a Sunday afternoon, design and
analysis of logistical possibilities occurred within 24 hours, as
well as mobilisation of equipment to replace more than 1,300 tons
(approx 4500KW) of cooling capacity. Aggreko's temporary cooling
system adequately and easily provided cooling for five different
temperature zones ranging from 31° to 50°F (-0.6–10°C), and 28,000
to 81,000 sq.-ft (2,600–7,525 sq.m) areas.
“This was a flawless total turnkey operation,” said the risk
management director. “Aggreko’s planning and execution allowed my
team to concentrate on our business continuation and recovery.”