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Tiptree use Fusion Scroll commercial condensing units

Wilkins & Sons have a worldwide reputation for high quality jams and marmalades which have been produced at their factory in Tiptree, Essex, since 1885. Last year the company manufactured more than 65 million mini-jars of preserves for hotels and restaurants alone. Their overall production of jams and marmalades now tops 7300 tonnes a year but to cope with the growing demand a new cold store was needed to replace an aging freezer system which had been out of use for ten years.

Four J & E Hall Fusion Scroll Condensing Units were chosen for the new 200m2 cold store. Wilkins & Sons’ electrician Mike Fitzgerald explains: “Fruit for the production lines is kept in the cold store and the temperature has to be just right for our jams and marmalades. It is there for no more than 12 hours and should be stored in conditions varying between 0°C to 5°C but we like to have the room temperature at between 2°C and 3°C.

AFR Refrigeration, distributors of the Fusion Scroll Condensing Units supplied the equipment. AFR refrigeration marketing manager John Purbrick said: “We knew the Fusion Scroll units would be perfect. The JEHS-0800-M3 units qualify for Enhanced Capital Allowance. They are easy to install, maintenance is straightforward and the price competitive.”

The new cold store has already made an impact, as Mike Fitzgerald explained: “It is making a big difference in the production of jams and marmalades – especially during the summer months. We now have a dedicated cold store for the fruit destined for the production lines – and everything is working well."