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We specialize in hiring cooling, chilling, drying and heating equipment to encourage or delay plant growth, protect livestock or crops, and improve the efficiency of processing and packing activities. Our considerable expertise, built over many years supporting our agribusiness customers, enables us to offer unrivalled advice and guidance in the use of our modular equipment. Agriculture and farming is subject to the impact of the variable British weather more than almost any other sector. As Andrews Sykes we work with you to balance the effects and minimise the adverse impact that extreme temperatures and humidity can have on agricultural production and storage.

Andrews Sykes has extensive expertise in working with sensitive and time-critical crops and produce, from cheese and dairy products to potatoes, salads, meat products, flowers and many more. We help you meet your production and harvesting deadlines in order to satisfy your demanding customers. We understand that timing is critical and temperature is a major influence on the rate of growth. Seasonal crops such as spring flowers are winter greens must be ready just when the consumer expects them. Our expertise in managing temperature and humidity in a huge range of environments means we’ll help ensure that valuable produce will reach its peak just at the right moment. Andrews Air Conditioning Hire will select and deliver the right equipment for your application, wherever you are in the UK via our nationwide network of locations. From fully portable air conditioners to low temperature chiller units, plus dehumidifiers, fans and air handlers, our extensive fleet is available for immediate despatch, 24 hours a day, at highly competitive prices.

All agricultural produce is perishable and its value is massively affected by its condition. So harvesting, processing, storing and delivering your production at exactly the right time, temperature and humidity conditions are absolutely vital to success. By making use of temporary air conditioning, fast chillers, dehumidifiers or ventilation from Andrews Sykes, you can maximise your output whilst minimising wastage rates. Our experts are on hand to visit your premises and advise on which equipment will best meet your needs. Our installation engineers will swiftly install and commission the system with the minimum of disruption, leaving you to concentrate on running your business. So no matter whether you are concerned with creating the ideal storage conditions for freshly-harvested produce, maintaining acceptable temperatures in livestock sheds or improving productivity on processing lines, our huge range of environmentally-responsible equipment and unrivalled specialist expertise is the pick of the crop.

Blueberry yield protected during summer heatwave
When a distinguished farm in eastern England required air conditioning to help keep produce cool during the height of summer, they approached us in search of a practical solution. As an existing client, they knew Andrews would be able to offer same-day delivery which was extremely important given how quickly high temperatures can affect perishable food. Our customer was looking to keep vast quantities of freshly-picked blueberries in a makeshift storage centre, but as construction had [...]
Andrews Air Conditioning assists farm shop in Kent
If perishable crops aren’t stored in a closely monitored environment, they are likely to quickly become inedible, spoiled and eventually wasted. Warm temperatures can drastically affect the condition of fruit and vegetables, which is why farms and plantations regularly seek the services of Andrews Air Conditioning. A client in north-west Kent contacted us during a period of seasonal warmth, looking for a short-term solution to rising temperatures. The farm – based in Dartford – required some [...]
Chilled Storage For Potatoes
In the agriculture sector, keeping crops and other produce at the right temperature is vitally important for its longevity, condition and edibility. Failure to do this can lead to an increased rate of deterioration and cause storage losses, ultimately costing farmers money. Spoilage is generally caused by the growth of mould or insect activity, and this is normally related to the moisture content and temperature of the product in question. Andrews Air Conditioning Hire have been [...]
Dairy Show Requires Cooling
Every year, a nationally-renowned dairy farm in Warwickshire hosts a cattle show which is visited by hundreds of people from across the country. The event is hosted by an independent body dedicated to representing the general interests of British dairy farmers and is regarded by associates of the industry as a great opportunity to discuss produce, stock and ways to improve efficiency. An annual show in the West Midlands is just one of many lobbying activities [...]
Dairy Production Seeks Cooling Equipment
When an award-winning dairy company based in Leicestershire sought cooling equipment for its production area, they approached Andrews in search of a solution. Having recommended equipment for a wide range of food manufacturers in the past, we understood the needs of our client’s application and the implications of insufficient cooling. With regular involvement in delicate goods, including cheese, our technicians recognise the importance of – and the difference between – spot location cooling and general climate [...]
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