Kalshoven Specialties

Kalshoven Specialties produces traditional meat products for wholesale butchers and for the catering industry. After renovation, Vink's cooling technology solutions made the routing in their building more efficiently.

Large cold rooms and freezers

Dirk Kalshoven sr. explains: ‘Because our production was growing, we needed to renovate our building. We renewed our entire cooling installation and Vink has installed large cold rooms and freeze rooms.'

Hygienic Cooling Panels

'We have also furnished our production space with cooling panels because of the hygiene value. The routing in our building has improved and our production has expanded because of the renovation. We have become far more efficient.

In-house freezing more efficient

‘Our meat products must be chilled or frozen after preparation and then be stored in a cold room. We used to let another company freeze our food, but now we have our own deep-freezing rooms installed by Vink and we work more efficiently at lower expenses.'

Blast freezer and blast chiller

'We have a blast freezer of -30⁰C to freeze our spareribs. We also have a chiller of 0⁰C. In this blast chiller we cool freshly prepared products in one and a half hours back from 60⁰C to 2⁰C. We are bound to strict hygiene requirements according to the HACCP system. The inspection department regularly monitors us and we pride ourselves on our good results.

Innovative cooling solution by Vink

‘Our cooperation with Vink is nice; they are straightforward, flexible and always thinking along with you until the right solution is found. For example, when we discovered that our building was too small to fit our cooling installation, Vink suggested that we should extend the building with an annex of cooling panels to place the cooling engines and the condenser. That was an excellent solution for us!'

Sustainable entrepreneurship

‘The need of sustainability and innovative entrepreneurship is quite an issue these days. Our company is close to a beautiful piece of nature, called ‘De Nieuwkoopse Plassen'. Because of this, our emission of CO2 has to be limited. We asked Vink to help us with the switch to eco-friendly refrigerants. We are happy with the results. Now we are looking with Vink into the possibilities for heat recovery, for example by heating our boilers with waste heat from our cooling system.'

Alarm system cooling equipment

‘Vink's quality is perfectly fine and their price-quality ratio is realistic. Their customer service is pleasant. If there is a system failure, I get notified because there is an alarm system in the cooling installation. Vink is able to log into our system in order to solve the problem from a distance. This is fast and efficient and obviously makes a difference in the costs. Another advantage is that I can also log from my laptop at home to get an overview of the temperatures in the different rooms in the factory and modify those if needed. This saves me a lot of time.'

Work more efficiently with state of the art cooling techniques

There are different options to work more efficiently and reduce your costs on energy. Each organisation needs its own approach. Please contact the professionals at Vink Koeltechniek for the best cooling solutions for your business.