Carrier Refrigeration Benelux Delivers Refrigeration Equipment for Alma Supermarket in Belgium

Date: 30 June 2021

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration (CCR) Benelux was one of the key players in the renovation project of Alma supermarket in Lommel, Belgium. The renovation project started on 12 March with an opening day scheduled on 6 May.

The cabinets installed for this remodeling project included the Methos multideck for fruits & vegetables, as well as the closed version for optimized footprint and customizable design, Mirado & Morea semi-verticals with an ergonomic height, allowing increased visibility of products displayed at customer contact eye level, Danaos counters for gourmet goods, and CO2OLtec rack.

Two weeks prior to the start of the project, local team members were faced with a major challenge. Due to road works in the center of Lommel, the supermarket could only be reached via a diversion, making it impossible for large trailers to reach the store. The team was tasked to reorganize everything at the last minute. The refrigeration equipment was therefore delivered via small trucks. Transport of the gas cooler and CO2 rack including the crane truck had to be arranged in consultation with the local police department.

The refrigeration cabinets were connected and finished that same week, including final equipment checks and testing. By the end of the week, the natural refrigerant CO2 was administered, in time for the food products to be placed in the cabinets by noon the following Monday. Alma supermarket opened on the 6th of May and by 9:00 am the store was already well visited by customers. Despite the great challenge that the teams were informed of two weeks prior to the project start, CCR Benelux teams reacted efficiently and delivered a successful installation. We are proud and applaud the employees who have achieved this.