For the cold chain of the future

MAX is 1.90 m tall, a reliable type and an expert in fresh or frozen foods. Last year he lost 65 kg and has since then been transporting dairy products, fruit and vegetables in an even more environmentally friendly and ergonomic manner. MAX is a thermocontainer of the latest generation which has been developed jointly by FEURER and Olivo.

For over 50 years the French company Olivo has been producing cooling containers for the transport of food and healthcare products at a precisely controlled temperature. For the new MAX generation, Olivo has once more completely revised the thermocontainer concept. It was first of all analysed what was expected from a thermocontainer of the future: Stable temperatures, safe handling, simple ergonomics and a long service life were right at the top of the list. With the support of FEURER, Olivo tackled these requirements and incorporated them into the development of MAX.

“Olivo was particularly interested in our material expertise,” reports Jérôme Nekkah, Business Development Manager at FEURER. “The foamed material is very sturdy, extremely light and has excellent insulating properties. For this reason we also use it for our own Thermobox range.” The results speak for themselves: The product upgrade for MAX has brought about a full 50 per cent reduction in weight. FEURER took over the entire development of the container as well as the production of the foam and closure components.

“With the new product we are also making our own contribution to environmental protection,” explains Nekkah. “The EPP, for example, is produced in an environmentally-friendly way and is 100 per cent recyclable. Due to the major reduction in weight, MAX saves fuel during transport and is even suitable for electric vehicles. That’s how the future of cold chains looks!”