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Space and reliable energy is a luxury, particularly in the new era of ‘just in case’ manufacturing, and many businesses must choose between expansion and failing to meet demand.

While expansion might seem like the best solution, it carries inherent uncertainties. Purchasing new facilities and upgrading utilities in an unpredictable market can put cash flow at risk. On the other hand, renovating the current space and energy generation to fit demand impacts production time and net-zero targets. Maintaining output while undergoing extensive building work is a balancing act, and it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

At Dawsongroup Energy Solutions, our Smarter Asset Strategy enables expansion and future-proofs facilities through fast, reliable solutions for your production and processes during growth and development. This aspect of our business was particularly important to a tcs customer, who approached the team in the spring of 2024.

The Problem

A prominent food and beverage company, located in North Yorkshire, required large-scale cold storage solutions to maintain capacity during the construction of a new facility. They were looking for reliable cold and ambient storage to hold ingredients. However, they only needed the facility for 52 weeks. After a consultation with the tcs team, a plan was agreed upon that would provide the company with a tailored temperature-controlled space.

However, a few days later, the tcs team received a phone call from the customer. They had been advised that installing power to the location would cost around £65k and could take months to complete, putting the entire project on hold.

The Solution

The customer turned to Dawsongroup tcs for two triple Temp°store26 and two Super°box54, which provide more than 250m2 of internal, temperature-controlled space. This state-of-the-art equipment is specifically designed to preserve the integrity and freshness of perishable goods, with precise environmental control solutions to mitigate the risk of spoilage and extend shelf life. The additional space enabled them to continue meeting their targets while expanding and upgrading their permanent facilities. The flexible contract hire ensured they only paid for the assets for the 52 weeks they were using them.

For the power supply problem, the team at tcs knew they could turn to Dawsongroup energy solutions for a fast and reliable answer to this sudden and complicated problem. After speaking to the customer, the team at energy solutions presented two options: a 200 kVA generator and a single fuel tank or two synced 100 kVA generators with corresponding fuel tanks. The customer chose the two 100 kVA Stage V generators, as they offered more reliability in the unlikely case of a breakdown and consumed less energy when the load could be managed by one generator.

The delivery was coordinated to align the Stage V generators with the Temp°stores and Super°boxes, ensuring the new cold storage would be up and running as quickly as possible. From the initial phone call to the final installation, this project took just three weeks; a fraction of the time it would have taken for a permanent system to be laid. By turning to Dawsongroup energy solutions, the customer could continue the expansion without compromising their budget or timeline.

“It was a bottleneck for our project,” said a company representative. “These solutions are business-critical at the moment.”

Require a Complete Solution?

Aside from appreciating the speed and cost-effectiveness of working with the Smarter Asset Strategy, the customer also made it clear they appreciated being able to work with just one company. Instead of needing to coordinate with multiple contractors, everything they needed was available with Dawsongroup.

Whether you’re looking for cold and ambient storage or off-grid power generation and storage, contact Dawsongroup energy solutions today at contactus@dawsongroupenergysolutions.com or on +44 (0)1908 218 111 With hundreds of assets available, Dawsongroup offers you a complete solution.