There was a news story recently circulating about a California (USA) restaurant that lost a walk-in cold room and two refrigerators as a result of a fire inside the building. The story itself was not that unusual. Things like that happen all the time in the developed world, including here in the UK. When these kinds of incidents do occur, it becomes instantly clear that external refrigeration can literally save a business.
One of the things we try to do at Icecool Trailers is explain the versatility of fridge trailer hire. There are so many uses for our refrigerated trailers and freezers that it's hard to do justice to them all. Still, we want to highlight one of the most unusual fridge trailer hire stories we've ever heard. We cannot take credit for it though.
Being that we are in the mobile refrigeration business, we thought it might be interesting to look up worldwide refrigeration statistics just to see how our industry fits in. What we found was rather surprising. There are more refrigeration units in the world than we imagined. The statistics clearly demonstrate just how important refrigeration is to the modern world and, indirectly, how important mobile refrigeration is to UK business.
If it seems like we push emergency refrigeration more than we ought to, it is only because we understand one of the fundamental truths of our industry: failure can happen to anyone, at any time. Just ask the hundreds of figure skaters who arrived at the Guildford Spectrum on 22 May to find their much-anticipated competition cancelled due to a refrigeration breakdown.