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SMI has been showcasing the incredible thermal properties of its product range to industry colleagues in an online webinar.
The company has been saving money and energy for some of the world’s biggest and best-known businesses since the 1980s, and shared its knowledge with members of the Cold Chain Federation across the UK with a presentation as part of its ‘Cold Chain Connect’ webinar series.
SMI’s southern sales manager Ross Clarke hosted the event with support from Tom Southall, from the Federation.
With energy savings and carbon reduction continuing to top the agenda for cold chain businesses, SMI wanted to demonstrate how adding insulated curtains to your cold store and refrigerated vehicles can add to protection against heat ingress – saving energy and money in the process.
“We were very pleased to have been invited to present the webinar, and it was fantastic to see so many businesses represented online with some lively and interesting questions and debate taking place too,” said Ross.
He shared an insight into the company’s history and the products they have developed over the years through an exhaustive tried and tested approach that has attracted customers from all over the world.
“It’s all thanks to Tempro – our lightweight thermal insulation material that has been scientifically proved to cut energy loss by between 25 and 60% depending on the product and the environment,” Ross said.
“From supermarket cold rooms to food haulage fleets, blood banks and chemical installations, we specialise in finding simple solutions to temperature maintenance problems, helping clients to save money and energy in the process.”
SMI’s client list includes big name brands including retailers such as Waitrose, Morrisons, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Co-op, and Lidl.
They also work with the NHS and the Ministry of Defence, and have become a leading thermal insulation supplier for the protection of food, chemicals, agricultural and home delivery products.
From their HQ in Telford, they are active all over the UK as well as in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Slovakia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
All their products are easily-cleaned, anti-fungicidal, of hard-wearing construction, UV stabilised and flame retardant. Most products can be made to order to fit any shape, size or application.
The Cold Chain Federation has members all over the UK and is made up of businesses who operate frozen and chilled storage facilities and/or temperature-controlled distribution vehicles.
The organisation aims to educate the wider community about the importance of the cold chain and, through constructive management, influence the decisions made across the industry, regulators and policy makers.