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Refrigeration

Refrigeration for convenience stores

The cash rich, time poor lives that many people now live have changed shopping habits in the UK considerably. The weekly or fortnightly shop is largely a thing of the past for the majority of the UK population. To reflect these changes in habits many food retailers have honed their convenience offer. The development of low cost model stores which permit fast and efficient shopping has led to simple convenience formats. The stores are basic, cost effective, and their refrigeration systems reflect this by utilising uncomplicated refrigeration plant and equipment, whilst meeting the same stringent demands of the f-gas regulations and food safety standards.

Clade Engineering has delivered many hundreds of new stores and refits throughout its history and fully understands the retailers need to undertake fast and cost sensitive projects to meet the customer demands. This is now especially true as this space becomes ever more competitive, with all retailers seeking to meet the changing shopping habits of customers. With shopper loyalty being less than certain, a refit store closed for a day longer than necessary could cost the retailer in terms of custom and trade. As such Clade Engineering operates a convenience focused team which specialises in delivering high quality, cost-effective new space and refits to food retail convenience estates.

Refrigeration FAQ

CO2 is considered an environmentally friendly gas, with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1. It is a natural refrigerant because it is not manufactured in a chemical plant. Using Clade’s refrigeration systems can, therefore, help you reduce your carbon footprint significantly.

Clade has been committed to high-quality refrigeration and engineering services for more than 36 years. In the last few years, Clade moved toward natural refrigerants and deployed over 500 natural refrigerant products across the UK. With a history of rigorously designing and manufacturing high-quality products and a desire to innovate within the refrigeration sector, Clade is at the forefront of the move to more eco-friendly refrigeration and heat pumps.

We use CO2 refrigerant in all of our refrigeration systems, and CO2 is considered an eco-friendly gas because of its low Global Warming Potential (GWP). It is non-flammable and has low toxicity levels, so it’s considered a high-safety refrigerant. Additionally, it’s an effective refrigerant with excellent thermo-physical properties and a higher volumetric capacity than conventional refrigerants.

Clade’s refrigeration solutions are comprehensive. Our team of engineers can design your refrigeration system and manufacture and supply it from our product range. Then, our installation team will ensure your new refrigeration system is fully functional and that you’re aware of how to use it. Finally, our after sales support team can provide ongoing maintenance to ensure continued functionality of your refrigeration system. You can pick and choose as many or as few of our services to suit your requirements as needed.

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