South Carolina – May 31, 2017 - In the high throughput distribution environment of perishable produce, Ceres Fruit Growers looked to increase its storage capacity while maintaining full product accessibility and improving air circulation. The mobile racking solution, Poweracks by Storax, has helped Ceres Fruit Growers increase storage capacity; decrease operating costs; and improve product shelf life.
“For over twenty years, we have been utilizing Poweracks in our produce distribution facilities - which has allowed us to increase our practical storage capacity by 75%-80% and decrease our energy costs due to improved air circulation,” said Deon Schickerling, Electrical & Refrigeration Manager at Ceres Fruit Growers. “We have numerous aisles moving simultaneous which provides not only full accessibility to each pallet location, but the speed we need in our high turn environment.”
“Increasing storage capacity within cold storage environments is not only relevant but necessary,” said Todd Jessup, principal of FLEXSPACE, the North American distributor of Storax solutions. “Energy costs are a major contributor to cold storage facilities’ overall operating expenditures. By eliminating and replacing static access aisles with moveable aisles, facilities can increase their storage capacity by 100% within the same building footprint. The level of efficiency and productivity also increases with unobstructed access to every product storage location while decreasing the number of forklift touches.”
Perishable cold storage environments balance maximizing storage capacity with temperature and humidity control. When air circulation is optimized, product is able maintain its shelf life and in the case of Ceres Fruit Growers, set-point temperature was raised - saving energy and operating costs.
Storax is proud to showcase Poweracks and its high density storage solutions at the Global Cold Chain Expo (GCCE) , Booth 5331, taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago; June 13-15, 2017. Learn how distributors like Ceres Fruit Growers are maximizing their capacity and increasing revenue without jeopardizing product quality or employee productivity.
Storax Systems are engineered storage solution specialists in the design, installation, and maintenance of industrial storage solutions. The range of Storax products encompasses a wide variety of metal storage structures, from conventional pallet racks & shelving, to free-standing buildings with a height of over 40 meters (131 feet) for automated iCube© storage. Our Poweracks© and Ranger© systems are European leaders in high density storage and are designed especially for cold storage. To learn more, visit www.storaxsolutions.com
Flexspace is an innovative storage solution provider whose vision is to revolutionize industrial storage space across America. We excel at providing our clients with solutions that minimize energy demands, capital exposure, and impact to our Earth’s resources.
Flexspace is also the exclusive North American partner to Storax, forming Storax America. To learn more, visit www.flexspace360.com