It is only the middle of August right now, but a quick look at the calendar also shows that we are only about 10 weeks away from the start of the traditional countdown to Christmas, from just before Halloween onwards. If your business makes use of temporary refrigeration during this period, you need to start thinking about what you are going to do right now. Waiting until the last week of October before arranging for trailers or walk-in rooms could be problematic.
The Government embarked on an ambitious plan this past spring to upgrade its procurement procedures for purchasing food for schools, hospitals, prisons, and military operations. The new programme, known as the Government Plan for Public Procurement, aims to set new standards that will encourage both public and private caterers to be more cost-efficient and locally sourced. We think it is important to consider fridge trailer hire as part of any procurement plan inasmuch as it affects food volume purchases and storage options.
A hotel manager recently approached us after she saw one of our portable freezer trailers being used by a London restaurant. She wanted to know what advantages there were to renting a trailer over a freezer van for those times when the hotel was hosting special events. Not only did we answer her question, we also took it to the next level by introducing her to walk-in freezer rooms.
A recent report published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) suggests that developing better refrigeration could reduce global food waste and, as a result, provide better food security for developing countries. The report, while comprehensive and global in nature, really sheds a light on the idea of temporary refrigeration. The entire mobile refrigeration business in the West is centred on preserving food in order to avoid waste.