Barpro Storage November 2018 Newsletter

Barpro Storage November 2018 Newsletter
 
 

Barpro Storage November 2018 Newsletter

 
     
 

Barpro Storage November 2018 Newsletter

 
 
 
 
New cold storage facility – Supreme Poultry, Mafikeng
 
   
 

One of the largest producers of chicken in South Africa, Supreme Poultry, shows off their brand new holding room in Mafikeng. The decision wasn’t taken lightly and all angles of expanding the facility were carefully considered. This off course came as a result of not having enough room in the existing freezer.   Supreme opted…

 
 
 
 
Cold Store staff cut power supply to the stores heater mat
 
   
 

Last week one of our technicians visited a client to inspect their mobile racking system. One of the items on our check list is to make sure that the heater mat, its cables and panel are working correctly.   The heater mat prevents water in the sub floor from freezing. “If ice forms under a…

 
 
 
 
Rack collapse video goes viral!
 
   
 

As a racking supplier this video is the stuff of nightmares. Having been in the business for over twenty years I have seen the result of rack collapses although thankfully very few on this scale. Rack collapses have been divided by some into “good” and “bad” rack collapses. The video below qualifies as a “bad”…

 
 
 
 
Barpro Festive Season Closing Dates
 
   
 

Barpro Storage would like to thank our clients and readers for your on going support throughout the year. Our Cape Town and Johannesburg offices will be closed during the festive season from 24th December and we will reopen on Monday 7th January 2019. We wish a safe a happy festive season to you all!

 
 
 
 
Microlistics – Pick by Voice
 
   
 

This is all the equipment you need to case pick using voice technology inside your freezer store.   South Africa lags badly behind other countries in this respect. There is no doubt picking with voice significantly improves case picking productivity and lowers cost per unit picked. One Australian client said his pay back period was…

 
 
 
 
Tru Bilt - docking and container loading solutions
 
   
 

Attending the RWTA conference in Noosa, Queensland in September, James Cunningham met representatives of Tru Bilt, a New Zealand company that specializes in docking and container loading solutions. While South Africa has a number of companies that offer similar products, Tru Bilt showed pictures of an installation they had recently completed in Walvis Bay, for…

 
 
 
 
New position within South Africa’s cold storage industry
 
   
 

A person is required for a new position within South Africa’s cold storage industry. Requirements: Good organizational and people skills. Experience in organizing conferences would be a definite plus. Ability to work independently. An interest in cold storage. Actual cold storage experience would be beneficial but not essential. A post matric qualification.   Those interested…

 
 
 
 
How EBS is improving freezer door technology
 
   
 

If more evidence is needed to illustrate the energy costs around freezer room doors, a visit to EBS’s factory in Melbourne should be a requirement for all cold store managers.   Taking the moisture ingress problem for starters, did you know that a 10m2 freezer door, if protected by a normal PVC strip curtain, and given…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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