1. How large are temperature controlled containers?
Spacewise stocks three different models of temperature controlled containers. Our smallest units are just 10 ft. long, so they are roughly the size of a standard car parking space, while 20 ft. containers are twice the size and the most commonly rented. Our 40 ft. containers provide vast amounts of storage and are commonly used by supermarkets, wholesalers and manufacturers. The width and height of all our containers are standardised, which facilitates easy stacking and helps to save space.
2. What range of temperatures is supported?
Many people think that reefer containers are used exclusively for frozen goods, but the truth is that state-of-the-art models can sustain a broad range of temperatures. It’s possible to go as low as -35 ͦC when freezing is indeed necessary, but in many instances the desired temperature could be above 0 ͦC or even at around +30 ͦC. Most importantly, the cooling system can reliably maintain the same conditions in any weather, so our containers protect your stock from the outside environment.
3. Are refrigerated containers safe and secure?
The short answer is yes. Our latest models are equipped with numerous features intended to protect you and your team while reducing the possibility of loss or damage to your goods. If they are used properly, temperature controlled containers can be very reliable for many years. When they are locked and monitored, they can be left unattended in outdoor locations without fear that burglars or wild animals might gain entry.
4. Are temperature controlled containers expensive?
Quite the contrary, they are among the most affordable ways of storing perishable goods. Since they can be rented for shorter or longer periods, temperature controlled containers facilitate cost management and reduce overall liabilities for projects of any scale. There is no need for the kind of large upfront investment that is typically associated with building traditional cold warehousing on-site.
5. Is it difficult to move a temperature controlled container from one location to another?
Refrigerated containers are not fixed to the ground, so moving them between locations is relatively easy with the correct equipment. The Spacewise team is on-hand to conduct free, no-obligation site visits prior to delivery.
6. Which types of goods can be kept in temperature controlled containers?
Thanks to their broad spectrum of temperatures and practical rectangular design, refrigerated containers can hold a wide range of cargo. Food products such as meat, fish, fruits or vegetables are frequently stored in this manner, and the same is true for numerous pharmaceutical products and even flowers. Sensitive electronic equipment is sometimes kept in temperature-controlled facilities as well, so the range of goods is quite broad. However, it’s important to keep in mind that each type of goods has its own optimal temperature.
Thank you very much for the service provided by Spacewise. BULKPOWDERS rented 3 x 40ft Refrigerators for the summer season. An excellent service from our initial phone call through to the end of the agreement. Great communications, ease of contract, quick delivery of selected refrigerators, with a faultless rental agreement period. Thank you for the service.
Coca-Cola Enterprises have developed a strong relationship with Spacewise during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The Spacewise team have worked effectively with CCE providing support to deliver on time solutions for this high profile logistical operation, contributing to a successful Games time operation for our business.
I wish to say Spacewise (Sharon) response time is superb (even whilst she is on holiday!) and time between my enquiry and quote provided is remarkably quick.
Equipment delivery is good quality and clean. Commissioning (usually next day unless otherwise organised) is complete by suitably qualified engineers and an ‘operating’ explanation given to the end user.
In addition their after-sales support is very good, tech. offering advice and engineer if deemed appropriate.
We contacted Spacewise to supply us with 2 refrigeration storage units on behalf of the client and their bar supplier as a long hire during the peak season. We haven’t experienced a single problem with them and we have found the team to be helpful and reliable at all times, particularly Sharon Rimell whom we have been liaising with. Happy bar company, happy client! They come highly recommended.