Refrigeration industry analysts are expecting fairly strong growth across the commercial sector through 2018, according to a news item recently published by RAC Magazine's Julian Milnes. Analysts expect walk-in freezer and cold room sales to be among the hottest in developed countries, while residential refrigerators and freezers will likely enjoy the strongest growth in developing countries.
Do a little online research into the latest business trends and you will find it is all about mobility. Website developers are offering responsive design services meant to take advantage of accessing the Internet using mobile phones and tablets. Point of sale (POS) developers are working on software that integrates mobility with back office functionality. Yet the reality is that all of those other players are late to the game. We have been mobile for years. In fact, mobility is nothing new to providers of chiller trailer hire.
Recent estimates suggest that anywhere between 25% and 33% of the world's food supply is never eaten. Instead, it falls victim to waste of one sort or another. The causes of food waste are different in developed and undeveloped nations, so the solutions to the problem are as well. Temporary refrigeration could be part of the solution in some cases. In the developed world, the majority of food waste occurs at the consumer level. Consumers have easy access to food at incredibly cheap prices, which leads them to not value the food they have on hand. When food is not valued, it is more easily disposed of. This is as true at home as well as when eating out at restaurants.
Firefighters in Falmouth, Cornwall were recently called out to a fire involving a refrigeration unit in a commercial building. Few details of the fire have been released, but an ambulance was requested to treat two people on scene for smoke inhalation. The firefighters extinguished the blaze equipped with a hose reel and CO2 extinguishers. Although we do not know how heavily the property was damaged, we are reminded of the necessity of same-day chiller hire in cases such as this.