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Choosing a Commercial Refrigeration System? Here’s What You Should Know

For many businesses looking to buy a commercial refrigeration system, the question is: How do you choose the right one? Here’s what you should know.

The commercial refrigeration equipment market across Europe is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9% between 2013 and 2019, according to a new market report on MRRSE. Part of this growth can be attributed to the expansion of existing stores, including hotels, supermarkets and cafes, as well as the emergence of new retail networks. As the demand for frozen food products surges, businesses are having to look for ways to streamline their services, by choosing more reliable commercial refrigeration systems, and even taking bold steps to improving fleet management to ensure fast deliveries and customer satisfaction.

First Evaluate Your Storage Needs

There’s no doubt that commercial refrigeration systems take up more space, so you’ll need to assess the amount of space you have in your storage or commercial area. If you have limited floor space, make full use of your vertical space to maximize the number of refrigerated products or amount of stock you can display or store. If you’re a retail business that supplies products, you’ll obviously need to invest in a commercial refrigerated vehicle to suit your storage needs. Just like any other retail-based business, how you package your food products does have a huge impact on customer satisfaction. The secret lies in packaging design.

Pick a Suitable Style for Your Business

The exact type of commercial refrigeration system you’ll need will depend on your type of business, so it’s important to know the differences in commercial refrigeration systems.

For instance, if you’re running a commercial outlet or shop, you’ll need a display freezer or fridge that showcases your products in an attractive way. You need to choose the most suitable style for your business. Think of ease of repairs and maintenance too. What will you do when your self-contained refrigeration system has some issues or even stops functioning? Smart businesses know that ensuring reliable repairs, maintenance support and planned preventative maintenance are vital when operating critical commercial equipment.

Think Energy Efficiency and Functionality

In the age of ever-increasing energy bills, businesses must prioritize on energy efficiency and functionality when choosing critical equipment that they rely on for smooth operations. Choosing the most energy-efficient refrigeration system is critical. While such brands can be expensive, they can save your business money and significantly reduce electricity costs in the long run. In addition, some commercial refrigeration systems that are rated energy efficient may qualify for tax breaks that could easily reduce your initial investment cost. The right refrigeration system should be easy to use and operate, pack and clean and have the control features you need.

The commercial refrigeration brand of your choice will of course matter. Go for a reliable and well-established brand that prioritises on your needs. Whether you’re planning to buy a reach-in refrigerator, an undercounter refrigerator, a walk-in refrigerator, a worktop refrigerator or a display case refrigerator, it’s important to choose a high-grade commercial refrigeration system that keeps the food ingredients safe for consumption while helping your business maintain the reputation for serving high-quality food products.

Author: Cindy Trillo