Back Reftrade Secures Multi-million Pound Contract with International Express Shipping Company

Reftrade has secured a €2.5million contract with international shipping and delivery company Chronopost International, to install refrigerated cold rooms on multiple platforms and distribution hubs throughout France.

Reftrade’s French division, market leaders in lease of refrigerated containers and temperature controlled units, secured the 60 month contract in Q1 of 2015 on the back of Chronopost launching its Chronofresh line.

Refrigerated cold rooms with temperature constraints

Chronofresh, an express delivery service of fresh produce to businesses and private clients throughout France that necessitates controlled conditions of between 0 and 4°C and -18°C, required Reftrade’s bespoke refrigerated cold rooms to meet these temperature constraints.

Vincent Bassetto, general manager of Reftrade France, said: “Our equipment and service is always of the highest standard, and we successfully secured the contract thanks to the adaptability of our offering.

“Chronopost outlined its bespoke requirements from the outset, and our flexibility and capacity to develop multiple tailored structures, depending on various sites conditions, positioned us perfectly to meet the client’s conditions.”

Controlled temperature modular structures

The scope of work includes the assembly of various models of refrigerated containers, both 20 and 40 feet, noise reduction cases, side and sliding doors and emergency exits. By the end of 2016 Reftrade will have successfully set up more than 25 controlled temperature modular structures, allowing Chronopost to further develop its Chronofresh express service.

“Maintaining a constant open and honest dialogue with Chronopost throughout this project allowed the teams to collaborate successfully together, leading to the highest outcome being reached.”

“Quality and reliability is at the forefront of our ethos, with the team’s commitment to hard work, high operational standards, and striving to exceed expectations helping to safeguard Reftrade as the cold storage provider of choice,” concluded Mr Spence.

Over 30 years of experience developing cold rooms and refrigerated containers

Reftrade boasts more than 30 years of experience developing cold rooms and refrigerated containers of the highest quality, equipped with high-powered refrigeration units to save energy and meet the HACCP standards.

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