UK: Medical refrigeration specialist, CoolMed, is celebrating a significant increase in orders from the NHS after completing their latest delivery of more than 100 laboratory freezers.
Procured by NHS Shared Business Services, the delivery takes CoolMed’s health service orders this year to well over 1000.
“We’ve seen a jump in orders from across the NHS for both fridges and freezers,” explained MD Stephen Johnson. “There have been dozens of orders coming in. Without doubt, some of that increase is the result of extra demand for the Covid-19 response including the storage requirements for vaccines, most of which need to be kept at very low temperatures.”
The business behind CoolMed has been manufacturing high tech medical refrigeration products since 2000, but only launched its own CoolMed brand in 2018.
“Nobody knows what additional capacity is needed within the NHS, but the indications are that more community-based vaccination programmes and the continued need for ‘flu and coronavirus jabs will drive demand in the next year,” Johnson added.
Based at Trafford Park in Greater Manchester, CoolMed has recently moved to new premises with 1,300m2 of warehousing to accommodate for growing demand.