Brakes has invested in a bespoke cooling system from Star Refrigeration for its landmark multi-temperature distribution centre in Berkshire.

A leading supplier to the UK foodservice industry, Brakes recently established a purpose built temperature controlled storage and distribution centre near Reading.  With an overriding commitment to reduce environmental impact, Brakes awarded the refrigeration contract to Star following a competitive tender process.

A world leader in cooling and heating system innovation, Glasgow-based Star designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a bespoke refrigeration plant for cold and chill stores at the new facility.

Star’s Director of Sales – Food Market, James Ward, says: “Energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint were key factors in securing the cooling contract for the new Brakes facility in Reading.  We selected high quality components and built-in design features such as reverse cycle defrost and floating head pressure control, to maximise efficiency and significantly reduce energy consumption.”

He adds: “With refrigeration accounting for up to 80% of total energy consumption in warehouse facilities, plant design and efficiency is key to cost saving and energy management.”

Star’s multi-temperature cooling system for Brakes comprises four LPR (low pressure receiver) refrigeration units.  The packaged LPR plant has an ultra low charge of ammonia and is designed with energy saving features for highly efficient operation.

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