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Climate Center expands into cold rooms.

Climate Center, the UK's leading refrigeration and air conditioning distributor, has entered into an agreement with top insulated panel manufacturer Kingspan to distribute its range of high performance modular cold rooms and freezer rooms.

Robert Franklin, who heads Climate Center's refrigeration business, said: "We have always supplied coolers for cold rooms, but to date not the actual cold rooms themselves. We believe there is significant potential for supplying the full package, simplifying logistics for our customers and opening up new opportunities for the trade."

Following the agreement, Climate Center will supply Kingspan's high quality Modular Zone range of cold rooms and freezer rooms across the UK from its nationwide network of branches.

The rooms are designed for use by caterers, hotels, restaurants, and in food retail premises such as supermarkets and delicatessens.

They are also increasingly being used to house computer and telecoms servers, due to their ability to contain and manage the thermal load generated by IT equipment.

The distribution agreement follows research suggesting that refrigeration contractors are unhappy with some aspects of current modular cold rooms available on the market due to long lead times, lack of options and variable product quality.

Kingspan's modular system is manufactured in the UK and covered by a 25-year guarantee. The Modular Box range is based on LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) approved KS1100 CS wall and ceiling panels, manufactured from polyisocyanurate (KR) and conforming to the highest industry standards for energy efficiency and fire safety.

Panels are joined by an advanced cam-lock or continuous system. They can be installed without the need for cutting or carving, a requirement on some competing systems.

Panel thicknesses from 80-220mm are available in seven different profiles, and in widths from 250-1200mm. They are available in multiple colours on a three to five day lead time.

Chris Arnold, head of Kingspan's Modular Box division, said: "We are delighted to be working with Climate Center as a distributor. It provides the company's refrigeration installer customers with access to our range from a single source, with all ancillaries and refrigerant available from a one-stop-shop.

"Climate Center is highly regarded as a specialist in the cooling industry, with excellent service and outstanding technical support. We believe that this, coupled with the extensive geographical coverage of its branch network, provides an unbeatable platform for mutual success in the future."

Contact Climate Center on tel 0845 270 8210 or visit www.climatecenterco.uk
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Title Annotation:TECHNOLOGY
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Date:Jun 1, 2013
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