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11 February 2019

CASE STUDY: With Coldtainer, Edible Arrangements Franchises are saving $9,000 per vehicle upfront and have lower operating costs

“With Coldtainer portable refrigerated containers we are saving between $7,000 and $9,000 per vehicle upfront compared to the cost of insulated, refrigerated vans. The units also lower our operating costs because they are installed in vans that that get much better fuel economy, and they are virtually maintenance free compared to refrigeration units. Coldtainer is the perfect solution to meet our temperature control needs.”

Jehad Hannoush, Multi-Unit Edible Arrangements Owner, Orlando, Florida

 

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At six Edible Arrangements franchise locations across the greater Orlando, Florida area, Jehad Hannoush was fielding insulated vans with roof-mounted refrigeration systems. While ensuring temperature control during fresh fruit bouquet deliveries for customers was not an issue, the high cost of outfitting, operating and replacing the vans was something the multi-unit franchise owner wanted to address.

Solution

At his Orlando area Edible Arrangements franchise locations, Hannoush has now replaced eight larger refrigerated and insulated vans with Nissan vans and FO915 NDN 32 cubic feet (242 gallon) front opening direct expansion refrigerated container models.

Coldtainer portable containers are a highly versatile solution for the transportation of perishable goods that require precise temperature control and freeze protection. Available in front opening or top loading models in a range of capacities and with numerous cooling, freezing and heating options, Coldtainers can use battery, shore and solar power sources on vehicles and at facilities to operate on AC or DC power.

Equipped with refrigeration units designed to withstand vibrations related to vehicle use, Coldtainer stand-alone containers are made from highly durable molded polyethylene and food-grade materials, are easy to clean and are in compliance with health and safety standards.

All Coldtainer temperature controlled models feature an integrated battery monitor and a user-friendly digital display to view temperature and status, and for precise temperature set point control. The portable cooling containers also record temperatures and have a mobile Bluetooth capability for downloading data to meet recordkeeping requirements.

Results

With each Coldtainer unit, the Edible Arrangements franchises are saving between $7,000 and $9000 per vehicle upfront compared to insulated, refrigerated vans. The savings are derived from the significantly lower cost of a traditional cargo van.

When the need to replace two vehicles involved in accidents arose, Edible Arrangements was able to move its Coldtainer units to new vehicles within one week, minimizing costs and downtime and eliminating the expense of repairing insulated van body damage.

Coldtainer units are lowering operating costs for the Edible Arrangements franchises because standard vans get better fuel economy than insulated vehicles. The refrigerated containers are also virtually maintenance free compared to refrigeration units.

About Coldtainer USA

Coldtainer USA is the provider of a portable, versatile, highly reliable and cost effective solution for transporting items that require precise temperature control and freeze protection capabilities for extended periods of time. Coldtainer mobile, stand-alone containers are designed for companies that want flexibility in the transportation and handling of food and other perishable goods. Coldtainers are available in a variety of sizes and run on AC, DC or battery power. Formed in 2018 by a group of industry experts with decades of transportation and dealership experience, Coldtainer USA is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. For more information, visit www.coldtainerusa.com

Media Contact:

Susan Fall
LaunchIt Public Relations
858-490-1050
susan@launchitpr.com 

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