ISD Cold Stores is a leading market specialist in cold storage design and technology and has been at the forefront of developments in this field for 64 years. Responsible for a diverse range of cold storage facilities, coupled with a broad portfolio of technically demanding applications, the company played a significant role in many advances during the 1960s and 1970s that have now become standard practice for the cold store construction industry.

These include palletised and racked cold stores, insulated sandwich panel manufacture and jointing systems, underfloor heating, mechanised doors and high load bearing floors on insulation.

Established in 1946 by Edgar Moon, ISD has built a strong reputation for quality design and professional project management practices. Today, this industry leader is still a family business, with the son, Peter and grandson, Andy of its founding father continuing the tradition of competitiveness, high quality workmanship, attention to detail and responsive friendly customer service.

Meeting the Highest of Specifications
The company’s client-list reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of industry and commerce, with ISD working for the most successful food and drink retailers across the UK and mainland Europe. Clients also include blue-chip organisations such as Unilever, Lamb Weston Myer and Domino pizza, seeing the company taking on projects for all types of applications, large and small.

ISD has established a specific food projects division in response to economic and governmental pressure to increase the volume of food production in the UK, thus reducing expensive transportation costs, energy consumption and unnecessary carbon emissions.
The new Food Projects Division is led by Peter Clayton; a highly experienced industry professional and a European Director of the International Association of Cold Storage Contractors (IACSC), setting new standards for this specialist market sector.

Enjoying the resources of the group, whilst focusing solely on its target market, the Food Projects Division, with its attention to detail, has the ability to meet the highest food hygiene regulatory standards. Indeed, it operates in a market that is significantly more complex than the distribution centre sector, working with companies that are processing, manufacturing and packaging food and drink products.

Total Performance
ISD has a number of specialist divisions, including industrial (huge cold stores and distribution centres), retail (supermarkets), modular cold rooms including Misa (marketing an Italian product that is ideal for smaller applications – it can even be self-assembled and is available in kit form within 24 hours). In addition ISD manufactures PU composite panels, doors and ancillaries and boasts a dedicated firewall division. So whatever the requirement, ISD has it covered!
The company understands clients’ wish to maximise refrigerated space; which is why it has developed expertise in designing and constructing spaces that utilise buildings to their full potential.

With a staff of over 70 professionals offering a wide array of services, ISD’s design teams work closely with architects, specifiers and consultants. ISD is frequently called upon to give advice and recommend solutions. What’s more, ISD welcome being involved at the earliest opportunity in the development of a project in order to offer expertise at the design stage, saving the client both time and money.
ISD can offer advice for new build projects as well as providing site surveys for existing premises which require upgrading or refurbishment.

A financially robust company, ISD carries full professional indemnity and public liabilities insurance and employs an in house health and safety advisor. Clients can be assured that any job carried out by ISD is conformant with current safety legislation. ISD is a founder member of IACSC (International Association of Cold Storage Contractors), a trade organisation dedicated to improving standards within temperature controlled environments in the food industry. ISD provided considerable technical input to the latest IACSC design guide. Widely accepted as the definitive industry bible, ISD consistently adheres to its principles.

At ISD they put the clients’ needs first, understanding the financial investment involved in constructing new or refurbishing existing assets.

It is essential customers are satisfied with the end result, both in terms of quality and cost; that’s why ISD offer innovative designs, construction and practical solutions which have the capacity to generate overall cost savings for the client.
Valued by ‘those in the know’ for its versatility, integrity and professionalism, ISD is a company that refuses to stand still, constantly looking at new concepts and ideas in order to help clients retain a competitive edge in their industries.

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