Jumbo Distribution Centre, Veghel
Van Abeelen Koeltechniek takes care of the cooling technology requirements in one of these Distribution Centres (DC). Van Abeelen has carried out several cooling extensions here.
The Van Abeelen Cooling Solution
I have been employed by Jumbo since 2013 and Van Abeelen Kooltechniek was passed on to me by my predecessor, as a collaborative partner of Jumbo. Van Abeelen has been servicing our distribution centre, located at 25 Zuidkade, for more than 10 years, including several years with me as the contact person. Our distribution centre, consisting of 6 inter-connected halls, is fully air-conditioned, i.e. cooled, by Van Abeelen. These halls are used to store fresh products such as cheese, cold cuts and freshly-cut flowers.
Jumbo aims to keep products fresh for longer. Van Abeelen has contributed to our goal, and now all our refrigeration halls are cooled to 2 degrees instead of 5 degrees. Over the years, many areas of improvement have been implemented within our control software. By logging remotely into van Abeelen’s data manager, we are able to see whether the required temperature values are met at any given time of the day; it’s a very helpful additional service which serves to reassure us. We have had a maintenance contract in place for an extended period of time.
Van Abeelen Koeltechniek monitors our temperature values 24/7, and in the event of a malfunction, they react very promptly, quickly arriving on-site to ensure that we don’t suffer any damages. Van Abeelen always collaborates with us to achieve the best solutions. When necessary, technicians also provide service over the weekend and after-hours to resolve problems, thus minimising any production process disruptions. The on-site technicians have become familiar faces, yet they work completely independently. We ask for one thing – and that’s temperature control. Van Abeelen takes care of this completely!