ICS Cool Energy is one of the ‘emergency services’ providers for one of the nation’s favourite supermarkets, working with the national facilities management partner. A slick 24/7 operation means it’s vital for temperature control systems to function round the clock in nearly 400 stores across the UK from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
The building operations in the stores are handled exclusively by a facilities management partner for whom the brief is to ensure the business operates to its maximum capacity at all times with no downtime or unplanned store closures. The fact that ICS Cool Energy operates full support and rapid response means the facilities management partner is assured that the stores can rely on its temperature control systems for the vital heating, cooling and customer comfort– both for planned operations and emergencies.
At one supermarket in the North East, there was a total system breakdown and the failure of heating throughout the store just before a very busy weekend. Fortunately it was not necessary to keep the doors shut for trade, but an uncomfortable working and shopping environment was unavoidable. All was back in full working order by ICS Cool Energy’s hire division within just 24 hours, said Russ Baker, Sales Director at ICS Cool Energy.
We provide hire services to all types of industries and have a special understanding of the demands of the food and beverage retail sector where temperature control is so vital to quality and safety as well as people comfort,” he said.
Many of ICS Cool Energy’s temperature control solutions are also hired by other major retailers and manufacturers of all types as part of a planned programme to provide an extra system boost during warmer and cooler weather. This avoids the need for capital purchase of equipment that’s only needed at peak times as well as saving space on site because the equipment is removed at the end of the hire period.
We pride ourselves on fast response and delivering solutions for heating and cooling that overcome short term problems, for planned maintenance as well as for the longer term.”