RELIABLE ‘PLUG AND PLAY’ SOLUTION HELPS SONOCO TO THRIVE

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SONOCO THERMOSAFE
Containers needed:
47
Models supplied:
Location:
Connecticut and other locations, USA
Sector:

American multinational Sonoco is arguably the world’s best-known packaging company. When they needed a partner to help with the launch of their new thermal packaging service, TITAN Containers had the solutions they needed.

THE CHALLENGE

Driven by a growing concern over packaging waste, 125-year-old American company Sonoco recently developed a new parcel rental packaging programme.

Entitled Orion, it is a fantastic example of how a circular economy works. The thermal packaging involved in the programme is reused many times, reducing a significant amount of landfill space and C02 impact – important outcomes for any pharmaceutical company that considers sustainability paramount.

To make their packaging ready for use, Sonoco ThermoSafe developed a series of highly controlled quality assurance processes, including cooling down the refrigerant bottles that keep products chilled in transit. They needed a partner who could help them achieve this in two steps: first freezing down to -4°F, followed by a +33°F “tempering”.

THE SOLUTION

Sonoco recognised that this entire process could take place inside TITAN’s world-famous ArcticStore containers, which are capable of maintaining temperatures between -40°F and +113°F.

They turned to us because of our long track record in containerised cold storage solutions and knew we could help them scale as demand for the programme grew.

After a consultation with the senior team at Sonoco’s Putnam plant in Connecticut, TITAN scheduled the delivery of ArcticStores to the depot. More have since been added at other locations, bringing the total number on hire to 49.

THE DELIVERY

Sonoco had earmarked two full days for the installation of their cold storage containers at the Putnam plant. However, Reid Chamberlin, Sonoco’s Putnam Plant Manager, managed to reduce the installation to one (admittedly long) day – assisted by his skilled team and an accomplished rigger.

A few finishing touches were provided by an experienced local electrical contractor and everything was ready for use within no time.

THE RESULTS

“TITAN Containers are an effective plug and play solution when refrigeration and temperature control equipment is needed,” said Andrew Heholt, Orion Product Manager, Sonoco ThermoSafe.

“The modularity allows Sonoco to scale up or down with market demand. The refrigeration control is precise and repeatable for Sonoco’s pharma cold chain JIT (Just in Time) packaging systems.”

Our ArcticStores are modular, too, meaning that Sonoco can easily and rapidly create a large, open-plan cold storage warehouse if the need arises.

Want to know more about Sonoco? Visit their fantastic website – you might spot a few ArcticStores also.

OUR PHENOMENAL ARCTICSTORE CONTAINERS IN DETAIL

TITAN’s ArcticStore containers are highly prized by clients across the business landscape, from retail to pharmaceuticals and catering.

Featuring superior levels of insulation and the latest eco-friendly cooling technology, they can also be controlled 100% remotely using our SmartArctic platform, which can be securely accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

If you’d like to find out how our cold storage solutions could work for your business, please contact our friendly team – or fill in an online quote form.

We can quickly bring you up to speed on the capabilities of all six temperature-controlled models in our collection, including the ArcticBlasta powerful blast freezer and the Arctic UltraFreezer, which is capable of temperatures as low as -103°F.

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We can help you find exactly the right containers for your needs in just a few moments. Questions about our products or services? Just ask!

OUR FULL TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED COLLECTION

ArcticStore

ArcticStore

Our industry-leading signature model is the go-to choice for the majority of clients.

Temperature range:-40°F to +113°F
Sizes:
10FT, 20FT, 40FT
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Arctic SuperStore – Cold Storage. Refrigerated Containers.

Arctic SuperStore

A modular SuperStore made from your choice of ArcticStores and ArcticBlasts.

Temperature range:-40°F to +113°F
Sizes:
20FT, 40FT
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Arctic UltraFreezer – Cold Storage. Refrigerated Containers.

Arctic UltraFreezer

Numerous Bio & Life Sciences applications, plus great for oily fish like Bluefin tuna. 

Temperature range:-103°F to +14°F
Sizes:
20FT, 40FT
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ArcticBlast – Cold Storage. Refrigerated Containers.

ArcticBlast

Rapid chilling, freezing and tempering capabilities. Max output: 76,000 Kcal/hour. 

Temperature range:-40°F to +113°F
Sizes:
10FT, 20FT, 40FT
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WE HAVE COLD STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR VIRTUALLY EVERY SECTOR, INCLUDING: 

Supermarkets & Retail Sector Supermarkets and Retail

Supermarkets & Retail

From small independents to major supermarket chains, our clients span the entire retail sector – across Canada, the US and beyond. Our ArcticStore collection is versatile enough to meet all your needs.

Pharmaceuticals Sector Pharmaceutical Sector – Cold Storage

Pharmaceuticals

Extreme low temperatures and rapid chilling times are in demand among our many clients in this sector, which is where our ArcticBlast and UltraFreezer models come in. Temperatures of -103°F can quickly be achieved.

Food and Beverages Sector Food and Beverages

Food & Beverages

This vast and varied sector requires a wide selection of frozen, chilled and ambient temperatures to keep products properly maintained – as well as limitless flexibility when renting cold storage on demand.

Events and Catering Sector Events and Catering

Events & Catering

Wherever your event, show, conference or party, we’ll help your catering team run like clockwork with our innovative cold storage solutions. From major festivals to weddings, we deliver across the US & Canada at great prices.

Cold Chain Logistics Sector Cold Chain Logistics

Cold Chain Logistics

TITAN plays a critical role in the cold chain logistics of thousands of businesses, providing temperature-controlled hubs during the transportation of goods. We have 20+ years of experience in cold chain supply.

Public Health and Services Sector Public Health & Services Sector – Cold Storage

Public Health & Services

From ad-hoc hospital labs to research facilities and vaccine distribution, we assist the public health sector when it needs us most. This range of innovative solutions is available to rent across the US & Canada.

Industrial Sector Industrial

Industrial

Industries such aviation, automotive, chemicals and electronics use our temperature-controlled environments when testing. Better to identify underperforming components at ground level than 20,000ft!

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Agriculture

Across the farming and agricultural landscape, we’re here when portable cold storage solutions will help keep businesses running. From cool rooms for fresh-cut flowers to deep freezing for meat, we can help.

Technology Sector Technology

Technology

From battery storage and testing to data centers, TITAN has the inventory and temperature control capabilities to meet all your tech business needs. We help innovative businesses up and downscale as needed.

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