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coolsuredoors launches new energy efficient refrigerated cabinet doors

18 August 2014

coolsuredoors, the specialist manufacturer and installer of door systems for retail chiller cabinets, has launched a number of new door solutions which provide not only an improved shopping experience for the customer, but also significant energy savings for the retailer.

As part of coolsuredoors’ supply and installation services, these doors can be fitted on new cabinets or retro-fitted to existing cabinets. This can be done either in store or off-site at coolsuredoors manufacturing facility in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

“Adding doors to refrigerated retail display cabinets has been proved to deliver increases in energy efficiencies of up to 40 percent,” explains Mike Tucker, managing director of coolsuredoors. He continues, “Unfortunately many of the doors on the market restrict the customer’s view of and access to the product. This is something we’ve been very aware of during the design process of the new doors we are now introducing into the market.

“Our priorities have been focused on three key areas: excellent product visibility, significant energy savings and robust operation. From the retailers’ point of view, energy savings can have a major impact on the profitability of a store, but such savings mustn’t come at the expense of the customer’s shopping experience.

“The customer needs to be able to clearly see what’s on offer and then be able to quickly and safely access product. Both sliding and hinged doors on chiller cabinets come in for some pretty rough treatment from shoppers and we have been very mindful of this in our design and manufacturing processes.

“We have invested heavily in our own R&D test laboratory where we test door components to destruction. This enables us to ensure that the finished article is strong and reliable to stand up to the pounding it will get in the retail environment.”

The new doors from coolsuredoors include glass hinged and sliding doors along with a hinged acrylic door. Manufacturing the doors in acrylic allows for a frameless solution which gives improved product visibility.

The choice between hinged and sliding doors often comes down to space availability and in particular, the aisle width. With narrow aisles, hinged doors can be an issue because when open there is the potential to cause a block in the aisle, something that with sliding doors will not occur.

Mike Tucker Again, “Our door solutions can be fitted to most retail chiller cabinets on the market. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that whether hinged or sliding doors are required, they will fit on the same cabinet thus ensuring a consistent look to a retail environment.

“Our new products sit alongside the already successful Universal door which features our patent applied for system that allows the doors to be both hinged and sliding in one unit. This offers retailers the best of both worlds, enabling easy access for customers shopping and for staff when restocking or remerchandising the cabinets,” concludes Tucker.


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