The advantages of InspiraFarms’ chiller-based cooling system provided Kakuzi with energy storage systems, allowing a reduction in the need for usage of diesel generators, and providing reliable systems with sufficient energy back-up for non-stop cooling operations. With this, they have access to reliable temperatures from storage time to transportation to the market. Thanks to this, they cut down on their energy consumption and pointed out that they noticed increased power efficiency, compared to other cold rooms in the market. The growth and expansion of their cooling capacity qualified them to increase their capacity and maintain sustainable and consistent produce temperatures from storage time to the time that they are being transported to the market.
In an interview, the Kakuzi team urged anyone looking into growing and expanding their export business in Kenya to invest in good cold chain models that are reliable enough to give sustainable and consistent produce temperatures from storage time to the time that they are being transported to the market. They also advised that enterprises should adopt more environmentally friendly refrigerants to save on energy and costs and increase their OPEX.
InspiraFarms Cooling will continue to support Kakuzi’s future growth developments with two additional cold rooms to be deployed in 2023.
Read the full client story here: InspiraFarms technology drives Kakuzi’s sustainability vision