Cold store air curtain: AFIM® Air Doors
Cold store air curtain and their workings for MJ Pronk
In order to reduce the energy cost of transport to and from its cold stores, Poeldijk-based MJ Pronk has opted to install a cold store air curtain at the high-traffic passageways to its cold storage in Poeldijk (The Netherlands). These cold store air curtain were delivered and installed by the company Air In Motion. Due to the unique functioning of the cold store air curtain (AFIM® Air Door), the company saves on maintenance and repair (a cold store air curtain cannot be crashed into, after all). Besides a reduction in maintenance, damage and repair costs, there is also a considerably reduction in energy consumption.
Cold store air curtain: the benefits for MJ Pronk
The advantage of a cold store air curtain in a cold storage is that it opens up the field of view and thus creates free passage for transport. Due to the high volume of transport taking place at MJ Pronk, cold store air curtain were the solution of choice. By using a cold store air curtain, the cold storage temperature is maintained despite the doors remaining open indefinitely.
About MJ Pronk
The company started out in 1962 as a hard fruit supplier. They have now enjoyed success for over 50 years and supply a full range of fruit, vegetables and potatoes. Their sites are strategically located in the Netherlands (Zwaagdijk and Poeldijk) and Belgium (Mechelen), enabling them to deliver the full range of products that are purchased, processed and distributed freshly on a daily basis and delivered to customers at home and abroad.
Salad from Belgium, exotic products from South America, greenhouse vegetables, field-grown vegetables, hard fruit – the client orders in the morning and their products will be delivered fresh the following night. A team of professionals makes sure the client’s wishes are met in full. The company complies with all the current requirements that apply to the fruit and vegetable trade. It has IFS certification, and applies principles of corporate social responsibility wherever possible and desirable. This fresh produce company is dynamic, flexible and experienced, and with the third generation now strengthening our workforce, they are brimming with ideas and ambition for the future.
– Free passage for transport
– Reduction in maintenance and repair costs
– Cold storage temperature maintained
– Evaporators need to defrost less
– Saves energy
– Adjacent areas: +12°C
– Cold stores: +2°C
Solution provided by
Various AFIM® Air Doors (cold store air curtain)