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Union Industries Saves BAKO from ‘Icy’ Situation

Union Industries Saves BAKO from ‘Icy’ Situation

Union Industries has supported a leading food service company with its energy efficiency policy, following the installation of one of its market-leading high-speed roller doors.

Leeds-based Union Industries was engaged to install one of its Eiger Doors to prevent the build-up of condensation and ice. The Eiger Door was designed specifically to suit BAKO’s requirements, which was mounted on the Non-Frozen side in an airlock between the warehouse and the freezer, with one of Union’s E1000 dehumidifiers installed within the freezer above the airlock ceiling, to minimise the amount of ambient air making its way into the facility’s freezer area.

The Eiger Door is the first automatic fast-acting, rapid roll freezer door to operate at high speed, allowing areas to remain working effectively at temperatures of -20°c. Similar to other popular rapid action doors in Union Industries’ range, the Eiger Door also boasts the ‘Crash-Out & Auto-Reset’ feature, which allows the door to remain operable even after an impact to the bottom beam.

BAKO North Western Group is a leading food service company, specialising in bakery supplies, with National coverage. The North West is serviced from the company's headquarters in Preston, Lancashire.

Since installing the door, there has been a significant reduction in snow and ice build-up on the door blade and around the freezer at BAKO’s freezer opening, which has also supported the company’s energy efficiency policy by helping to cut down maintenance and energy costs.

Kirti Hirani, Chief Financial Officer at BAKO, said “Our freezer door had outlived its useful economic life causing a build-up of ice around the door frame. Technological advances meant there were significantly more efficient freezer doors available in the market. BAKO is committed to reducing its energy consumption and improving energy efficiency and the Eiger Door ticked both of these boxes. The improved insulation, durability against damages and speed of opening and closing have all contributed to this installation delivering a good return on investment. The installation was completed in a timely and cost-effective manner by Union Industries with little impact on operations.”

Union Industries has grown to become the UK’s leading manufacturer of bespoke warehousing and industrial solutions, working with a range of companies that operate across multiple sectors to help improve their logistics and reduce heat loss in distribution centres, warehouses, factories and storage facilities.

Neil Irwin, Technical Sales Engineer at Union Industries, said: “Our team of engineers were able to provide BAKO with a swift and effective solution to its problem, with an Eiger Door engineered to its specific requirements that incorporates our market-leading features. The automatic rapid roll feature and the specialised elements of the Eiger Door have been unparalleled by any other company, which is why we remain a top choice for companies in the food manufacturing sector.

“We were delighted to support BAKO and its Preston facility. No job is too big or small for us, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

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