Cold Technology's Store Development Services Division has a wide range of programs available for today's supermarket retailer to help ensure profitability through proper site selection and analysis, feasibility studies and proper review of lease terms.
It is our belief that by allowing the site configuration to dictate the building placement, while at the same time ensuring that the site totally supports the building in regards to efficient traffic flow and useable parking, the result is a consumer friendly shopping center that maximizes retail space. In many instances, by utilizing natural site aspects, site development costs be greatly reduced.
Our display analysis system can provide a detailed study of the display area concentration of the store compared to its competition or to the average display area concentrations among all competitors in a specific trading area. This system can also be used to analyze various remodeling alternatives for a single store in order to determine which layout provides the most display area per investment dollar.
Our experience in equipment sales and installation gives us the expertise to advise retailers as to what is necessary inside the display case they are planning to purchase in order to achieve their merchandising objectives. Our detailed bid specifications, which are prepared in conjunction with the retailer, are the first step to assuring that the equipment being purchased will support the retailer's merchandising objectives.
We have the capability to dissect and evaluate bid conformance to the original RFP and "equalize" the initial cost for equipment and installation. Once the initial cost has been determined, we will project energy and maintenance costs, and perform a true life cycle cost analysis in order to allow the retailer to make an informed buying decision based on the lowest overall cost of ownership.
Supermarket Engineering Services
Our engineering department is staffed by FMI-certified professionals, is fully computerized and AutoCAD enabled in order to provide the quick turn of around of state-of-the-art refrigeration system application engineering, mechanical system design and power distribution system design. Our requirement drawing packages detail all aspects of construction and effectively communicate the retailer's design intent in order to reduce change orders when construction begins.
We take great pride in the quality of our workmanship. Fixtures and coolers are installed straight and level using an electronic leveling device, ample amounts of sealant are applied to the joints to prevent air and water leakage, and always in conformance to the respective manufacturers installation instructions.
Our factory trained technicians will install all hardware and check all field installed and OEM wiring and terminations prior to startup in order to insure proper control and trouble-free operation. The programming process insures that all operational settings are set in accordance with the original design intent. Finally, all programming is backed up to our central server for disaster recovery.
Things do not always go as planned. In the event of a store closing, Cold Technology can quickly recover refrigerant following EPA guidelines, remove, transport and dispose of all store equipment. Electrical connections are made safe, and the facility will be left "broom" clean in order to conform to the lease requirements.
Cold Technology can assist the retailer and other project professionals in the contractor selection process, from pre-qualification to contract signing. The right contractor selection is paramount to smooth execution and timely project completion.
Cold Technology's comprehensive service agreements cover all labor and materials for all remote refrigeration, HVAC and control systems 24/7 with a priority on RESPONSE. Contracts include the finest scheduled maintenance program available to insure reliable, energy-efficient operation resulting in high availability systems that maximize product life and enhance food safety.
Cold Technology’s extensive inventory and OEM vendor sources of trim, hinges, gaskets, latches and other components will keep your display and storage equipment looking and operating like new. From product illumination to plumbing and drain work, we have what you need or can get it on a timely basis to maintain your equipment and insure trouble-free operation.
Our scheduled maintenance program ensures that detailed inspections and housekeeping, including normally overlooked areas such as condenser and evaporator coil cleaning, are performed on a routine basis. Cold Technology's proven program will reduce breakdowns and the resulting lost product and sales usually associated with performing work on an emergency basis.
Our industry certified technicians and reclamation equipment, along with the expertise of our engineering department, can provide a wide range of alternatives to get an existing refrigeration plant into EPA compliance. Our refrigerant loss reporting system and follow through has been proven to reduce fugitive emissions thereby assisting to reduce overall carbon footprint.
Refrigeration Monitoring & ControlCold Technology currently supports most leading brands of computerized refrigeration monitoring and control systems, such as CPC, ComTrol and Danfoss. From disaster recovery to hardware and software maintenance, our large inventory of components and factory trained technicians have what it takes to keep your computerized systems in control.
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