Cold room air curtains reference by Levarht Aalsmeer
High pressure cold room air curtains: AFIM® Air Doors
Description operation cold room air curtains Levarht
To reduce energy loss during transport, fruit and vegetables giant Levarht Aalsmeer has chosen to implement high pressure cold room air curtains at its passages. These high pressure cold room air curtains are fully supplied and installed by the company Air In Motion. Because of the unique operation of the high pressure cold room air curtains (AFIM® Air Doors) there is an annual saving on maintenance and repair costs of fixed sliding doors which are being used less in the new situation. Besides saving on maintenance, damages and repairs (obvious cold store air curtains will not be damaged while driving through the passages) there will also be considerable savings on energy.
Benefits of cold room air curtains for Levarht
The advantage of the high pressure air curtains at the cold room at Levarht: an open view is created so a free passage for transport arises. Because of the many transportation within this logistics company the doors remained open continuously during the day. By placing the AFIM® Air Doors the temperature of the cold room is maintained well and even temperature-sensitive products can be placed near the passage (which previously was not possible).
Ever since Levarht was founded in 1933, they have been looking for ways to strengthen their relationships with both growers and customers. The search for new opportunities and markets are in the genes. Together with more than 250 co-workers in the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Mexico and Costa Rica and growers all over the world, they are committed to build long-term partnerships in which mutual success is the key.
The head office, distribution centre and packing facilities are situated in Aalsmeer in the Netherlands, five kilometres south of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Levarht grows peppers and tomatoes in its own greenhouses in Mexico and New Zealand and melons in Costa Rica, where they have several plantations, covering 700 hectares in total.
Together with the growers of the Dutch Growers Association Van Nature, and growers around the world, they can provide the freshest produce all year round.
Food, processing and distribution
- Free passage for transportation
- Saving on maintenance and repair costs
- Maintain cold storage temperatures
- Limit defrost of evaporators
- Saving energy
- Production areas: +12°C
- Cold room: +2°C
AFIM® Air Doors (cold room air curtains)