Our F&B experience
Andrews have extensive experience of supplying temperature control equipment to the Food and Beverage industry. Over the years we have provided a vast number of solutions to businesses they require food products to be cooled or kept cool. Milk processing, biscuit cooling, providing chilled stores for meat products, cooling down glass bottles, keeping salads, fruit and vegetables chilled are just a small selection of the projects we often undertake. We are often called upon to provide temporary or auxiliary cooling to a factory during peak production or to meet seasonal needs. Our 24/7 emergency service makes us the supplier of choice should existing equipment fail.
We pride ourselves on supplying customers with a quick response to climate control and process cooling issues, and promise to respond to your call within four hours. A free site survey and quotation helps our technicians understand your independent needs, both from a business perspective and the project itself. This in turn enables us to tailor a hire package and related services to your unique requirements, while strictly adhering to a defined budget.
When it comes to the storage and production of perishable goods, no-one can match us for the reliability or effectiveness of our cooling equipment. Our dependable chiller units deliver powerful solutions for the manufacturing, processing and eventual storage of food and beverages. We can deliver appropriate equipment for all aspects of production and guard against your overall operation being disrupted or stalled.
As the UK’s largest dedicated specialist climate hire company, we have an excellent track record creating and installing temporary chillers for businesses within your sector. Our engineers, consultants and support staff have specific experience of your industry, guaranteeing we can accommodate even the most obscure requirements – regardless of scale.
At Andrews, we have an extensive range of low temperature chillers and air handlers designed for areas which need large volumes of cooling for chilled stores or processing – keeping food at the required temperatures. Our units come in a variety of configurations, ensuring our clients’ economical restrictions and cooling demands are both taken into consideration.
We have almost half a century’s experience helping clients create and maintain temperature-controlled environments suitable for storing food products. We also have extensive experience in the supply of cooling for fluid process applications in breweries and soft and carbonated drink manufacturing. Not only do we provide replacement equipment, in the event that your own units fail, we can also convert everyday rooms into fully-fledged chilled storage facilities if demand dictates. Transforming a vacant warehouse or unused space into a cold store is made simple by utilising one of our low temperature chiller units. We are also able to supply all of the extra equipment you may need such as generators, heat exchangers and air handlers, in order to create a complete temporary solution.
Emergency breakdown normally needs an instant reaction to overcome the problem – particularly when perishable food and drink are concerned. Our depot network spread across the entire country means engineers can be on your site and installing substitute equipment within four hours of your call. We understand the consequences of fruits, vegetables or even frozen goods being subjected to unsuitable temperatures, which is why we respond to customers immediately.
As specialists in devising powerful cooling solutions for your industry, you can rely on us to deliver, mount and maintain our products throughout the hire period. We understand that food manufacturing processes entail a number of sensitive procedures which may require cooling, refrigeration or even freezing. Whether you need specific spot cooling, climate control throughout a large factory or process water cooling, we will provide a system to ensure these requisites are met.
In recent years we have provided businesses in your field with fluid chillers, low temperature units and air handlers to aid all stages of food production. Whether you are involved with fragile items like cheese, chocolate or even fresh produce, we are proficient in minimising downtime and lost output by ensuring room temperatures are at desired levels. Our ability to implement and retain ambient conditions conducive to food processing makes us the UK’s most dependable hire company.
If you are unable to decide the most appropriate course of action for your application, our expert chiller hire technicians will visit your site and provide a free site survey, this will enable them to offer an affordable yet effective cooling solution. Their direct experience working on assignments within your sector make them exceptionally well-placed to handle situations of any kind. For more information about the service we provide, or for a preliminary discussions about an impending project, call now on 0800 211 611.
Andrews was asked to provide cooling for a new production facility that produces luxury chocolates for mail order. The client was concerned the ambient temperature in the facility would melt the produce. Andrews supplied four 200kW fluid chiller units connected to 20 50kW internal air handling units via a complex system of pipe runs and manifolds, so ensuring the production area stayed below the required temperature.
The main potato supplier to one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains is regularly checked by the retailer to ensure it complies with the specifications set out. Chilling is necessary to keep the spuds at a specific temperature. From May to September, Andrews provided a 200kW portable chiller plus two 150kW air handling units. The potato producer was delighted with the service, and this will be an indefinite seasonal order.
In the summer, a production line at Europe's biggest soft drinks production site experienced problems: a well-known drinks mixer was too warm and, when injected with gas, fizzed out of the bottles. The facility, operated by one of the world’s biggest beverage brands, was not temperature controlled but had to stay below 25°C. Based on our experience in beverages we recommended the right equipment and production was soon back to normal: a 100kW chiller, plus 100kW plate heat exchanger installed between the product holding tank and carbonation process. This reduced product temperature by 5°C and solved the problem.
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