Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Asda sees 17 per cent chilled store saving

Asda reckons it is saving 17 per cent of the energy costs at its chilled distribution depots as a result of  an energy saving initiative.

A key element in the programme was installation of temperature monitoring with Silvertree Engineering’s IceSpy System 5.

Asda and its refrigeration contractors Star Refrigeration/EJM enlisted Silvertree to help improve the efficiency of cold storage facilities. It was part of a wider energy-saving initiative which resulted in an overall cost reduction of around £85,000 (17 per cent).

The IceSpy system automatically records temperatures from various locations throughout each cold store and transmits the data to a local PC or network where it can be viewed and assessed.

Tony La Rosa, infrastructure manager at Asda Group said: “We have been reviewing the performance of the refrigeration units at our chilled distribution centre sites, not only to preserve the upmost quality of our products but to prevent unnecessary costs and limit the environmental impact of unnecessary energy usage. The service and support provided by Silvertree came highly recommended by Star Refrigeration and we are extremely satisfied with the system that has been introduced.”