Choosing a Cold Storage Room

Cold storage rooms are becoming a popular option for many supermarkets, restaurants and public organisations that want the capacity of large-scale cold storage units but would prefer to lose the bulk.

Cold rooms can come in a number of formats and each one has its own advantages dependent on your needs.

If you’re considering investing in a cold room, making the most of the space you have is incredibly important if you want to ensure you’re getting value for money.

Combi Cold Rooms

Combination cold storage rooms come with separate internal temperature zones, for both chilling and freezing capabilities simultaneously. They are an essential piece of kit if you need to store a variety of temperature sensitive products in one space.

Modular Cold Rooms

Great for the food industry, these rooms use panels and materials that make them ultra-safe for produce storage. They often come in flat pack format and are very easy to clean – making them perfect for commercial use.

Walk-In Cold Rooms

Made in either a combi or modular format, these cold rooms are usually much larger than conventional cold storage and allow quick and easy access to produce, even if it’s stored in bul

Bespoke/Custom Built Cold Rooms

CRS offer a bespoke cold room service for any business with unusual needs. Custom built cold storage can be built to any size, with a range of unique specifications. Simply discuss your needs and your plan with one of our cold storage experts.


Making the Most of your Room

So how can you make the most of these cold rooms? The answer is simple – organisation. For those opting for a combi cold room, organisation should technically be easier because you can store products with varying temperature requirements in one space. However, if your storage practices are poor, having the added benefit of divided storage will only get you so far.


Stock Rotation

Stock rotation

Rotating stick is important in any type of cold storage facility but it’s particularly important if you’re trying to make the most of a cold room. Cold rooms provide hassle-free access to bulk storage, making it all too easy to just grab the first box of produce you see, regardless of date. Instead, ensure that you or your co-workers have a solid stock rotation plan in place, where stock is checked every time something is removed.

Good stock rotation will ensure your produce doesn’t pile up, leaving you with more space for current and future stock.


Keep your Cold Rooms tidy

Keeping tidy

Jut like a regular room in your home, it’s easy to let cold room standards slip if you’re rushed off your feet. However, leaving your cold storage room in a mess will only lead to chaos and can result in empty crates and stored goods taking up more space than they need to.

Just like a stock rotation, a cold room tidy rota will help keep things in order.


Consider pallets and shelving

Pallet storage is available with all cold storage rooms and capacity varies depending on your choice of cold room. The Cold Kit Matrix range has space for up to 20 pallets, allowing you to store more than enough produce in a compact but hygienic matter.

Shelving is also an option when choosing a cold room over a freestanding unit and offers multi-level storage to help you make the most of the space.

For more information on cold storage rooms for your business, speak to CRS today on 0818 929824 or click here to make an enquiry.

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Published by: CRS Cold Storage