The company entered into an agreement with the leading supermarket chain to install a fully equipped display cabinet at Carrefour‘s head office - Demonstrationsin stores will follow.
Cooltech Applications, S.A.S. (Cooltech), the world’s leading magnetic refrigeration company, implemented a fully equipped magneto-caloric display cabinet at Carrefour’s head office restaurant for a four-week period, a world premiere.
The magnetic cooling system (MRS) utilizes a water coolant instead of a refrigerant gas—a major contributor to climate change—resulting in an eco-friendly solution. The technology totally eliminates the need for refrigerant gases, cuts energy consumption by up to 50 percent, reduces noise and boosts reliability and safety.
“Our employees really enjoyed drinking fresh beverages from the innovative cabinet”, said Jean Michel Fleury, Project Director –International support at Carrefour.” “Our intention is now to test several magnetic refrigerated display cabinets in stores. In addition to the environmental performance with no gas emission, magnetic cooling will bring significant energy savings to our stores”.
“After successful product integrations with several display case manufacturers, we are delighted to partner with a leading supermarket chain like Carrefour”, said Christian Muller, President of Cooltech. “We are convinced retail stores and supermarket chains will benefit from magnetic cooling to deploy greener and energy efficient new refrigeration solutions”.
Both companies will continue demonstrations in stores in the next months.
Availability The MRS is in beta testing at several sites in Europe and in the USA in various configurations and is presently available for integration. A MRS version generating high cooling power—20 kilowatt (kW) and beyond—is under development for refrigeration rack systems and complementary applications.