In the present worldwide changing environment situation, which presents threats to sustainable food production, the need for conservation of resources becomes more relevant. The commercial refrigeration business is the one area that has encountered remarkable development during last two decades. The global commercial refrigeration business is currently valued at approximately $30 billion. Rinac India Limited has been leveraging this growth and delivering best-in-class cold chain products since 1994.
The company’s Industrial Refrigeration (IR) solutions are innovatively designed to meet the challenges posed by the dynamic markets. "These customized solutions cater to large and small needs of industries across verticals such as food processing, ready to eat, dairy, Icecream, Meat, Marine, poultry, logistics and healthcare. Rinac is equipped with 4 manufacturing units, 13 branch offices, 65 business associates and well-balanced service team spread across the nation- says", Sukumaran, Director at Rinac. The company’s cold chain solutions can broadly be classified into two categories. These are perishable products processing and storage solutions.
Rinac creates state of art pack house, Pre-cooler, chilling solutions, freezing equipment and suitable storage facilities. These are designed to handle
the processing of freshly harvested produces spread across various segments on a daily basis. Some of the key features of the company’s solutions are hygienic, air-conditioned spaces capable of receiving, grading, and packing large volumes. It can facilitate quick pre-cooling of fresh produce immediately after the harvest.
This process preserves the quality of texture and essence, including the nutritive value, over a prolonged period. Rinac provides controlled atmospheric chambers, modified atmospheric chambers and freezing solution for fruits, vegetables which are seasonal in nature and can be stored for a long time. These comes with ante-room sand dock shelters to facilitate easy and quick logistic management. And lastly, Rinac delivers projects on a turnkey basis, complete with pre-engineered building, panels for walls and roofing, storage solution, material handling equipment, refrigeration system, and electricals.
Rinac has distinguished solutions for seafood, meat and poultry processing needs. Rinac has setup many processing facilities on design build model as per BRC, FDA, HACCP guidelines. Rinac product range covers the clean processing system, Ice machines, Chilled water coolers, Blast freezers, IQF straight line & Spiral for the byproducts, coldStorages, Ammonia & Freon refrigeration along with suitable racking solutions and the transport reefers.
Low humidity storage is another unique product from Rinac. This refrigeration system is capable to maintain the humidity. Most of the seed manufacturers are using Rinac’s low humidity storages.
These rooms have been designed to maintain specific temperature and relative humidity conditions such as medium temperature with low relative humidity for long-term seed storage; medium temperature with high humidity for germination rooms; controlled temperature and relative humidity with day/light simulations; as well as clean space for tissue culture applications. Companies that have utilized Rinac’s seed storage range of products have experienced a 40 percent dip in their energy consumption.
All components like prefabricated PUF panels for walls, ceilings and floors, refrigerant based dehumidifiers for prolonged storage, VFD for belt motor, clean air management with day or night light controls for tissue culture labs, suitable racking arrangements based on applications, energy cum cost-optimized systems and digital control PLC-based data mining are manufactured by Rinac’s own factories.
Strongly abiding by the mantra of developing ownership among its employees, the team at Rinac ensures that each employee has a word in the decision process of the company. “If you look at senior management, most of them have been with us since from the inception. Retaining team members and instilling in them a sense of ownership, that I believe has been the reason for our success,” adds Sukumaran.