What are Thermotainers?

14 September 2020

You’ve probably heard about thermotainers before, but there is a reasonable chance you may not understand the ins and outs of the product. Considering that, this article will provide you with a short guide to thermotainers that should give you everything you need to know. Hopefully, you will find yourself in a better position to make an assessment on whether or not thermotainers are right for your business after reading this post. 

What do Thermotainers do?

Put simply, thermotainers are containers that give you the ability to regulate temperature. That means you can transport temperature-sensitive items, ambient, chilled or frozen, from A to B that need to remain at a constant temperature with ease.  The temperature in an insulated container, refrigerated with a cold eutectic plate system, for example can be maintained for a period of 24 hours or more.

Thermotainer design features and specification

The 500L and 900L Olivo insulated refurbished Thermotainers available from Distribution Maintenance offer a sustainable design and are a heavy duty double walled polyethylene construction.

Distribution Maintenance offer two different unit types:

Olivo 500L:

External Dimensions: 715mm (w) x 850mm (d) x 1700mm (h)

Internal Dimensions: 545mm (w) x 665mm (d) x 1380mm (h)

Olivo 900L:

External Dimensions: 800mm (w) x 1200mm (d) x 1900mm (h)

Internal Dimensions: 610mm (w) x 1000mm (d) x 1493mm (h). 

Both  units can carry 500L /  900L in volume respectively, and are ideal if a standard roll cage isn’t suitable for the job. 

Why use Thermotainers?

Thermotainers are the perfect solution for food distribution specialists and those working in the catering industries. They’re also an ideal tool for businesses involved in healthcare logistics. Roll type insulated food containers are widely used to deliver to stores or other points of sales from distribution centres. A simple delivery vehicle can therefore deliver dry, chilled and frozen goods on the same round with no risk of breaking the cold chain.

 If you need to keep your products at a particular temperature during transit, thermotainers are vital. 

Thermotainer Repairs / Spare Parts

Thermotainer Door Handle Repair

Distribution Maintenance offer fully refurbished thermotainers for sale and provide a maintenance and repair service for these containers. All units are refurbished by our trained engineers to Olivo standards. We are one of the only repair companies in the UK to be certified and registered by Olivo to repair and maintain Olivo thermotainers and other insulated containers, including polyethylene welding. All Olivo thermotainer parts are readily available via Distribution Maintenance.

The cost benefits of purchasing a refurbished container / or repairing thermotainers are significant versus purchasing brand new equipment.

Distribution Maintenance specialises in breathing new life into damaged roll cages with our roll cage repair and roll cage refurbishment as well as thermotainer repair services. We also offer a broad range of services including new roll cages , refurbished thermotainers and other associated equipment  and accessories.  Offering volume discounts and competitive rates, we can have your orders ready for delivery or collection within 24 hours, depending on peak periods.

Get in touch with us today to talk through your needs. Why not Chat to us online, call us on 01279 883 286 or send a message to ben@distributionmaintenance.com Further information about our full service range can be found on our website.