Adande Aircell has announced an initial funding round for the firm of £1.5 million ($1.86 million) as it looks to introduce its “revolutionary” solution globally.
The company, a subsidiary of UK-based Adande Refrigeration, is introducing Aircell, which is designed to cut energy and food wastage from open-fronted commercial refrigeration used by hypermarkets and food-to-go outlets.
The business intends to use the funds to accomplish its vision for more efficient and sustainable refrigeration in the global retail sector.
Aircell is a new airflow management system for chilled display cabinets designed specifically to create energy savings of over 30% when compared with conventional open-front cabinets.
This new approach to the problem of cold air spillage means that hypermarkets who have resisted the call to install glass doors on their fridges, now have a solution that answers the question of sustainability and allows customer to choose goods unhindered.
It delivers both a stable holding temperature and stable humidity, ensuring the food on sale is preserved at optimum quality for longer, thus reducing waste.
Having undergone rigorous testing and in-store trials, the technology is now deemed ripe for a full market assault.
To facilitate that entry, the firm is looking for funding to support what is envisaged will be a global take-up.
Adande Aircell CEO, Nigel Bell said; “Sustainability is a global priority. We have to find new ways of reducing waste.
“Precious resources such as food and energy should be valued and preserved; we all have a vested interest in finding ways to do that.
“Aircell is without doubt, a ground-breaking solution which can now be employed by retail outlets.
“It takes into account the commercial benefit of enabling customers to handle goods with ease, preserves the food displayed and most importantly makes an impactful energy saving. It provides an answer, and moves the narrative forward.
Speaking of the funding round, he says “We have a focused ambition, to take this technology global, and are now seeking £1.5M to help us further the commercialization process, using the funds to add both resource and working capital.”
The investment round will be open for the next three months and is being handled by Envestors, a facilitating body known for helping ensure investors and scale-up companies connect.