Cold store air curtain reference: Spar Distributiecentrum
High pressure cold store air curtain: AFIM IGLO® Technology
Description operation cold store air curtain Spar Distributiecentrum
In order to reduce the energy loss during transport to and from the freezer room, supermarket chain Spar in 2011 has opted for a high-pressure cold store air curtain, brand AFIM IGLO®. This high pressure cold store air curtain is fully supplied and installed by the firm Air In Motion. Due to the unique function of this high-pressure cold store air curtain (AFIM® Air Door) combined with active air drying, not only condensation and ice formation will be prevented, there will also be considerable savings on energy.
Benefits freezer room air curtain for Spar Distributiecentrum
The advantage of high-pressure air curtains at a cold store is that an open view is created and thus a free passage for transport arises. Because of the many transportation in the passage a strip curtain or high-speed door is not an option. In addition, the cold store temperature is maintained by means of the AFIM IGLO®, in spite of a continuous open door for transport. For this reason the number of defrosting actions of the evaporators is greatly reduced which results in significant energy savings, in addition to the practical advantages.
About Spar Distributiecentrum
In 2011 Spar Holding has had built a new distribution centre at the former site of Swanenberg IJzer Groep at business park Haven, adjacent to Haven Zeven, in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. In addition to a distribution centre of 23,000 m², Spar also moved its headquarters to Waalwijk. Construction company Aan de Stegge from Twello has built the entire complex. The construction involved an investment of around 25 million euros. The previous distribution centre in the municipality of Moerdijk (Zevenbergen) was too small, which caused operational inefficiencies.
The foundation of Spar in the Netherlands is formed by independent Spar and Attent retailers. Approximately 600 stores are being supplied from two distribution centres: the northern distribution centre in Alkmaar and the southern distribution centre in Waalwijk. Spar Holding aligned itself with the vision of Haven Zeven, which is increasingly shifting its focus to the logistics sector.
The Spar Holding headquarters and the distribution centre employ a total of about 300 employees. Spar Holding has moved into the new building in Waalwijk in June 2011.
- Free access for transportation
- Maintain freezer room temperatures
- Limit defrost of evaporators
- Saving energy
- Front area: +2°C
- Freezer room: -22°C
AFIM IGLO® (cold store air curtain)