Tswana Pride Chickens (Pty) Ltd


Tswana Pride Chickens is a chicken abattoir with a cold storage facility for frozen chicken products. It was one of the successful installations for Barpro Storage.

Case Study Info

Date comissioned: March 2011 Client: Tswana Pride Chickens (Pty) Ltd Location: Gaborone, Botswana Category: Cold Storage | Farms | STORAX Mobile System Pallet Specification: Storage: 588 pallets (1000w x 1200d x 2000h x 1200kg)

Tswana Pride Chickens is a chicken abattoir with a cold storage facility for frozen chicken products, located south-west of Gaborone in rural Botswana. They approached Barpro Storage to design, supply and install a STORAX Mobile Racking system for their cold store, with the specific request that it accommodate plastic pallets.

This was the first time Barpro Storage designed a STORAX system for plastic pallets in the cold. During our research, we discovered that plastic pallets can become brittle in cold storage environments and have a tendency to slip off rack beams. To avoid this, we added metal grids to the STORAX system, increasing the points of contact and creating additional support.

The entire STORAX system was installed using generators, with mains power only activated on the day of commissioning. Nonetheless, the project was completed on schedule and the store remains in immaculate condition with a problem-free STORAX mobile racking system.


“The installation was done to a high standard. We have been using the Storax System for 5 years now and have benefitted greatly from the additional storage space offered by the system. Mechanically the system functions very well under extreme cold conditions as it was designed to do. Tswana Pride have entered into a service agreement with Barpro which includes an annual service inspection and maintenance where required to ensure that the system is kept in good working condition.

I can confidently recommend the Storax system to any prospective buyer that wants to invest in a reliable and cost efficient storage system.”

Wayne du Toit - General Manager