Dawsongroup provides coldrooms for humanitarian organisation

London, UK: Dawsongroup Global is supplying the world’s largest humanitarian organisation with Polarstore coldrooms to support humanitarian response teams with vaccine storage.

The contract includes the supply of sixty, 40ft Polarstore coldrooms and another 26, 20ft coldrooms. Each unit has a generator to provide power in the event of mains failure. All units have data loggers to track temperatures. 

Patrick Smedley, head of global cold storage, Dawsongroup Global said: “We started initial discussions in August 2020 and have been through a long process to demonstrate how we can add value by coordinating in-country supplier support around the world. We are more than a broker or a middleman, we have in-house engineers who are able to come up with innovative solutions to challenges. For example, our engineers developed a solution for changing over power supply to generator sets in parts of the world where electricity can be unreliable or there is no grid connectivity. We confirmed the deal in February 2021 and our first Polar°store units are being rolled out in locations including Mombasa, Dubai, Panama and Accra.” 

The $3.5m deal is one of the largest single orders for Dawsongroup global to date for its recently launched Polarstore cold rooms, since it became a separate business unit last year. 

Charles Dawson, International Development Director at Dawsongroup global, said:This deal signifies a positive start for Dawsongroup global and is a perfect example to show how the Group continues its growth outside of its traditional markets on its path to be an industry leader within the asset led, temperature controlled solutions industry.”

“The humanitarian sector highlights the critical need in developing and developed countries, for flexible temporary cold storage solutions that are also durable in tough environments. Many of the destinations where projects are ongoing don’t have existing secure cold chain solutions. Our assets will continue to help provide critical resource for populations as they continue to grow.”


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