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Capital choice for Asian foods

UK: Commercial refrigeration equipment supplier Capital Cooling has helped to bring a touch of Oriental style to Glasgow’s city centre.

The Edinburgh-based company, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, has supplied a range of display cabinets to Oaka Supercity, the latest specialist food outlet that is taking the city by storm. It combines an Asian superstore, stocking a wide range of products not found elsewhere, and a street food station where shoppers can enjoy a range of hot food options.

For the chilled display, Capital Cooling installed its new Trojan MK2 remote multideck. This display chiller is described as having the perfect blend of appearance and performance to suit the design brief for the store. Two 2.5m cases were multiplexed together to create a 5m run of refrigeration. These were installed by the Capital Cooling team and integrated into the store design by the shopfitting contractors.

The frozen food display comprises three Vulcan V3 units multiplexed together to create a striking focal point within the store. The Vulcan is a remote display freezer that comes in 2, 3, 4 and 5 door variants enabling stores to create a frozen display that perfectly suits their requirements. Again these units were installed by the Capital Cooling team and finished off by the shopfitting team.

Aka director Eric Caira revealed that the company spent a long time researching different refrigeration suppliers and different ranges for the store. “Capital Cooling’s range of freezers and fridges were both the most cost effective on the market but also gave a very personal service. A sales consultant came out to site to discuss the range, time scales and different running options and gave their advice which is sometimes more important. In the end we believe we have gone with the right company – our fridges and freezers look great and also run at a consistent temperature, which is the basics of what we were looking for to begin with.”

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