What is the difference between a walk in cold room and a walk in freezer?

A walk in cold room and a walk in freezer can easily be mistaken for one another. They often look alike but are very different in terms of temperature ranges and the applications they are used for.

There are several differences between an MTCSS walk in freezer and cold room, so consider the following when you’re looking for your ideal cold storage solution:


The temperature for walk in freezers is often substantially lower than the temperature of the walk in cold room, with walk in cold rooms operating at temperatures between 0°c and 5°c whereas freezers can operate at temperatures as low as -40°c. Similar to the differences between your domestic fridge-freezer.


The products that can be stored in a walk in freezer vary from what can be stored in a walk in cold room or chiller. The walk-in freezers from MTCSS are designed to store a wide range of products and materials, often being used to prolong the storage lifespan of food, pharmaceuticals and even cadavers in morgues and laboratories. This is due to the low temperatures which prevents bacteria, that is responsible for the decay of living tissue, from multiplying and causing decomposition.

On the other hand walk  in cold rooms are often used for storing materials that are needed for imminent use such as fresh food, hospital medical supplies and cadavers prior to funerals in places like the chapel of rest at funeral homes.


When it comes to the safe storage of your goods both walk-in freezers and cold rooms offer the perfect safety solution allowing you to store items in a secure and organised fashion, allowing them to easily be accessed when you require them. Both can be enhanced with secure locking systems from basic key systems to fingerprint and retina scanners, depending on the security you require for your products.


Although both walk-in freezers and walk-in cold rooms supplied and installed by MTCSS offer exceptional performance and adhere to building, hygiene and safety standards – they are used for different purposes, ultimately providing differing levels of performance. But by considering the differing characteristics in line with your business’ desired application,  you will be able to identify which cold storage solution will best suit your requirements.

If you need any further information or would like to discuss how MTCSS can help your organisation today then please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Top 4 Uses of Cold Storage in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industries

Working in an industry that requires strict quality control needn’t be difficult with the help of MTCSS. We supply cold rooms to accommodate your individual needs and requirements, no matter what industry you are in!

We can install small and large storage units, dependent on the volume of stock you have. If need be, we can create bespoke cold rooms tailored to your specific requirements, allowing them to fit your structure perfectly.

Here are 5 of the main reasons MTCSS cold rooms are used in the medical and  pharmaceutical industries:

Free Up Space

The temperature controlled storage units are ideal for placing outdoors if you have a lack of space within your hospital or medical practice, they can be installed in any location and allow you to avoid deterioration of high-quality pharmaceutical and medical products.


MTCSS medical cold storage is appropriate for outdoor use. They have a waterproof design that makes them suitable for all weather, enabling you to store your medical products efficiently.

For peace of mind, MTCSS cold storage rooms can offer backup refrigeration – so if there was a power failure, the quality of your medical products will not be compromised.


Cold rooms are often used to store expensive medical equipment and medication, which means it’s essential you keep your cold room secure and locked at all times not in use!

Using a cold room designed by MTCSS can allow for the secure storage of products, ensuring that there is no compromise made to the quality of the products. A locking system can be applied to the cold room to provide extra security, keeping products safe.

Temperature Control

When storing medicines, vaccines and blood samples – the temperature needs to be carefully controlled. If the temperature is altered ever so slightly, there will be adaptations made to the quality of the products, so much so that they can become unusable! If this is the case, you may have to dispose of the products; ultimately increasing the amount of waste your medical practice produces.

The MTCSS temperature controlled storage systems for pharmaceutical industries provide you with full control, allowing you to regularly monitor your products to ensure they are being stored at the sufficient temperature.


Regardless of the size of your project, we can help! Previously for one of our projects, we installed 26 cold rooms using our Kingspan modular panels for a pharmaceutical research company in Central London. Not only was this completed to suit the customer’s budget, we completed the project in record time exceeding the needs and expectations of the pharmaceutical research company.

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Industrial Cold Rooms

3 Benefits of Bespoke Industrial Cold Rooms for the Food Industry

Have you ever considered installing a bespoke industrial cold room?

If your business is experiencing cold storage problems, look no further than MTCSS. We have an exceptional understanding of cold storage and we would be more than happy to provide you with any information that you may require.

The process of installing a bespoke industrial cold room is straightforward; you can expect the following:

Discuss any ideas and requirements that you have regarding the design of your cold storage room with an MTCSS expert and we will work with you to create exactly what you’re looking for.

Once we have established what you aim to achieve with your bespoke cold room, we’ll provide you with an estimate that’s fair and affordable.

After this, it’s time to plan the project, ensuring all deadlines are met in time.

When your cold room is complete, it will be tried and tested to make sure it’s safe.

All that’s left to do after this is to finalise the documentation.


The freezers we have, here at MTCSS, are set to the optimal temperature ensuring products are stored efficiently. You’ll find that our freezers are available from -40°C to 0°C which will enable you to sustain the quality of your products.

Our range of freezers include the Blast, Carton, Tunnel, Spiral and deep freezers. These are all extremely accommodating for an array of products, whether it be for raw, pre-cooked or fresh foods – choose your cold storage solution today from MTCSS!

MTCSS industrial freezer rooms are airtight which means no air can enter the freezer where your products are being stored and neither can they become damaged.


Our chilling industrial freezer rooms are perfect for storing dairy foods and pre-prepared foods that are “ready to eat”.

No matter what products your business manufactures, MTCSS can help you to sustain high-quality products. One of the chilling freezers can keep your products fresh but also help to keep your business clean and hygienic.

The freezers that are for chilling are set between 0°C and 5°C, making sure that food is preserved. We are confident we won’t be beaten on price and you’ll receive the best value for money if you choose one of our chilling industrial freezer rooms.

Food preservation.

If you work in an industry where hygiene is of the utmost importance, you’ll want to consider how beneficial one of our bespoke industrial cold rooms would be for your business.

Food that’s been cooked and raw foods must be kept separate for safety. If the two come into contact with each other, your products will be contaminated and bacteria spread.

To preserve your products for longer, maintaining quality so that they’re edible, choose one of the bespoke industrial freezer rooms we have here at MTCSS! The walls are kept tight to prevent any water from entering and there are joints which have been sealed, to prevent bacteria.

For the team at MTCSS, no job is too big or too small, we have the perfect off the shelf solution waiting for you.

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Nergeco: World Leading Manufacturer of High-Speed Doors

About Nergeco

As a UK agent, MTCSS supply Nergeco doors. Nergeco Entrematic has a wealth of knowledge and skills, offering up to 35 years of experience in the industry – you can guarantee that their products will be of only the highest quality!

Their high-speed doors provide practicality for various industries, offering the flexibility to be used for internal or external use, suiting your business’ needs and requirements.


Here at MTCSS, our Nergeco high-speed doors offer interior and exterior flexibility, providing sufficient protection against the surrounding environment. The design of the Nergeco doors is tailored to suit any industrial environment, as well as offering a professional, clean finish to your warehouse.

Their high-speed doors have been manufactured using only the latest technologies, so you needn’t worry about accessing areas safely and with ease.

Chiller Doors

The Nergeco doors are suitable for any industry that needs to separate chilled and ambient environments. That’s why we use them in the construction of our MTCSS cold rooms, providing a secure entrance, that helps to maintain the internal chiller temperature and keep your products fresh.

Laboratory Doors

Laboratory doors or Nergeco roller doors are perfect for keeping areas clean. Where there are stringent hygienic regulations to adhere to, you could benefit from installing one of MTCSS’ Nergeco high-speed doors.

Less maintenance is required for the lab doors, they are easy to wipe clean and maintain high standards.

Freezer Doors

Why not consider a freezer door designed by Nergeco? MTCSS provide freezer doors, ensuring insulation between chilled environments, making sure there is no compromise made to the quality of products. The rapid rise freezer doors, manufactured by Nergeco are bound to meet your needs and requirements.

Rapid Roll Doors

With a growing reputation, Nergeco is becoming even more popular for their rapid rise roller doors. These high-speed roll doors are made to increase productivity within industries.

They offer a smooth transition and are extremely efficient in terms of reducing the opening and closing speeds of the door, and in a much safer manner. These Nergeco doors are adaptable for every process, so feel free to discuss your requirements in detail with an expert from MTCSS!

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Modular Cold Rooms

As their name suggests, modular cold rooms are made up of individual panels to suit your bespoke needs and requirements. The cold room chiller is energy efficient and can maintain the desired temperature your chosen application requires be it for the medical, food or tech industry.

But why do you need a cold room chiller from MTCSS?

Adhere to hygiene, building and safety standards

If you work in an industry that requires a clean and hygienic environment, such as the catering industry, you need to ensure that your modular cold room is set to the optimal temperature.

A cold room chiller or freezer from MTCSS will allow you to store your products safely – however if the temperature is too warm or too cold, the quality of foods can become compromised and the shelf-life will be reduced significantly.

MTCSS ensure that our cold rooms adhere to the highest safety standards – providing PVC angular joints and panel edges to guarantee optimal hygiene.

Temperature range

The temperature of the cold room chiller is dependent on its purpose. We supply a variety of cold rooms, including the Modular Box. This is suitable for storing food, flowers, medical supplies and frozen products.

Our cold rooms are extremely useful for storing your products, guaranteeing that your products offer only the highest levels of quality. Generally, the cold rooms can function from as low as -40°C to +60°C, as you can see, they are extremely flexible!


For easy installation, choose a modular cold room from MTCSS! The assembly of a cold room chiller is simple and can be adapted to suit the needs of your business.

Cold room chillers can be built to your specification, allowing you to store your products in an organised manner that adheres to hygiene standards. MTCSS’ modular cold rooms are adaptable and can be built panel by panel; offering a perfect fit for any room size.

Safety and security.

When it comes to finding a working environment that’s safe, you needn’t look any further than MTCSS’ range of modular cold rooms! Our cold room chillers have been installed to incorporate a safety handle on the interior and the exterior.

We can supply cold rooms with a built-in locking system, however, this is dependent on the needs of your business and the type of industry you work in.


You have the opportunity to control the temperature of your cold room, making it appropriate for the products you plan to store. You can maintain the optimal temperature, without it being compromised by external temperature and natural light!

Enquire about modular cold rooms at MTCSS today!

Morgues & Funeral Homes Cold Storage

3 Reasons why Modular Cold Storage is ideal for Body Preservation

When it comes to morgues and funeral homes one of the main priorities is the preservation of your clients loved ones, and a perfect way to do that is through modular coldrooms. So, let’s look at three ways coldrooms can be used by morgues and funeral homes.

Green body storage

As concerns for the health of our planet has grown over the last several decades, people look for greener ways they can impact our environment, and that’s the case even in death. And refrigeration for funeral homes and morgues provides is widely accepted as one of the most ‘green’ forms of preserving a loved one’s body, as it causes the least amount of impact on the environment, due to not needing any forms of chemical embalming to take place, which can leak into the earth after the body has been buried and damage surrounding wildlife. Cold storage also reduces any exposure to such harmful chemicals of all funeral home and morgue employees.

Space saving modular storage

With the use of modular coldroom within your funeral home or morgue you can create a simple space saving solution, with the ability to add and remove modules as and when you require. You can also craft your morgue’s or funeral homes’ modular coldroom so as to have front loading or side loading refrigerator units again providing you with a flexible, space-saving solution to the preservation of your clients loved ones.

Privacy of loved ones

With the use of modular cold storage for your funeral home or morgue, you can create private viewing areas to which loved ones can visit to say their final goodbyes prior to the funeral or crematorium service. These private modular cold storage viewing areas not allowing provide your clients and their family with a peaceful setting for their goodbyes but also ensure the deceased body remains fully preserved without any negative effects from external weather conditions or unforeseen facility issues.

So, there you have it three reasons why modular cold rooms and refrigeration products are ideal for the preservation of bodies in your morgue or funeral home. And here at MTCSS, we are experts in the construction of modular cold room facilities for morgues and funeral homes, our team has over 50 years of combined experience and understand the sensitivity of the aftercare of your clients loved ones. If you’d like to speak to one of our expert cold storage engineers and discuss how we can work with your funeral home or morgue to deliver a caring cold storage solution that delivers an excellent service for your day to day operations, then give us a call today: 01886 833381

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Why your Technology Company would benefit from using a Cold Storage Room

Do you work in an area that has advanced technology? For instance, a server room. For your business to maintain the performance of systems, MT Cold Storage Solutions Ltd installs IT and commercial temperature control systems within the workplace. The use of air conditioning provides reliability, allowing all your members of staff to work efficiently, after all, the key of cold storage rooms is to ensure your technology continues to perform seamlessly so you can conduct business and keep your staff happy.

MT Cold Storage Solutions aim to exceed requirements from the beginning, with initial planning, right up until the installation and aftercare. We do this by installing bespoke temperature control systems that are specifically suited to your needs and requirements.

Our expert consultants have the ability to design a temperature control system that is personal for your technology company, they have expertise in the development of bespoke systems, therefore, ensuring that the system reflects aspects of your premises and blends in.

Another benefit of our IT and commercial temperature control systems is that they offer a wide range of uses, there’s bound to be something that’s perfect for you and your company! The temperature of the cold storage room can be changed between -30°C and +30°C, therefore, it can be used as a drying room, freezer or dehumidifier making it highly efficient.

Your company could benefit from one of our cold storage rooms because they include customised settings and sizes. We construct your temperature control system to the shape and size you need, maximising the usage of the system according to space within your workplace.

Do you need to free up space?

MT Cold Storage Solutions Ltd help to solve this problem by installing an air conditioning system that is out of the way and creates less noise! This doesn’t only provide you and your business with extra storage room, it maintains a constant temperature for longer periods of time.

Ultimately, we can save you money. Throughout the installation of our IT and commercial temperature control systems we ensure you have adequate storage therefore saving you from having to purchase room in external server rooms. Additionally, we assist you in saving money on your heating bills, saving you between 5% and 30% – this is achieved if you control the temperature of the room accordingly referring to the amount of heat that is required in the room taking into consideration the temperature outside and boiler operation.

To discover more information about MT Cold Storage Solutions IT and commercial temperature control systems click here.

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How to keep your Company Server Room cool

In the last decade over 98% of the world’s data has been gathered, analysed and stored and all of that needs masses of servers, storage area networks and cables. Some businesses will do this in-house in a server room while others will use public cloud solutions, hosting their servers and storage in data centres across the world. But the issue, whichever solution you choose, is that those servers and storage produce a lot of heat and you need to ensure that you can keep them cool so as not to let them overheat, causing downtime, and potential loss of data. So how do you keep your server room cool? Read on below to find out.

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How to cool your company’s server room? 

One of the most common and widely used server room temperature control designs is the hot/cold aisle design. 

So, what is the hot/cold aisle design?

Hot aisle/cold aisle is a layout for server rooms and data centres which aims to control the temperature of the room while conserving energy and lowering cooling costs by managing air flow.

How does hot aisle/cold aisle design work?

Hot aisle/cold aisle layouts work by bringing in outside air and cooling it before channelling it into the server rooms, creating the cold aisles. Between server racks, there is then an aisle where the hot air is extracted, creating the hot aisle. Depending on the set up this hot air might then be recycled by cooling and again enter into the cold aisle or it may be funnelled outside. Ideally, the server room floor will also be raised to allow for a cold aisle to run below the server racks, providing further cooling.

So, there you have it, how you can keep your server room cool. If you’d like to discuss how MTCSS can help you to implement a temperature control system for your business, then give us a call today on 01886 833 381!

Warehouse Cold Storage

Custom-Made Cold Storage Systems for the Warehousing and Distribution Industry

Many businesses within the warehousing and distribution industry commonly store and handle massive amounts of perishable food, which could be valued at millions of pounds. The need to store food products safely and correctly presents a formidable challenge, to meet both industry regulations and logistical requirements. As cold room storage specialists with many years of industry experience, MT Cold Storage Solutions can design and create the ultimate cold storage solution for you. Do you handle chilled and frozen food? What about usable space? Are there access challenges? What about the actual design of the cold storage room? This is where our expertise could be invaluable to your business. What else can we do for you?

Bespoke Cold Room Solutions

Each warehousing and distribution company has unique needs and requirements. Our experience is across a wide spectrum of industries including the food and drink sector, horticultural and agricultural, medical and pharmaceutical, hotels and restaurants, and many more sectors. We can bring this experience to help to create a cold storage system to meet your business requirements. As we only work with leading manufacturers, you can be confident that you will receive the highest quality, bespoke chillers, freezers, or cold storage rooms.

Choice of Chillers, Freezers, and Cold Storage Rooms

Are you a large industrial sized company with huge amounts of food products to handle? Or perhaps you are a small or medium sized independent business with modest stocks of food? Either way, we have something for everyone. Regardless of the size of your business, you will receive the same level of excellence. We realize that chilled food needs to be stored from 0°C to 5+C. Frozen food is commonly stored from 0°C to -40°C. All our cold storage systems are efficient, due to being both airtight and water tight. This guarantees that they perform to the optimum level and keep your food safe and extend the life of any product.

One-Stop-Shop Provision

We can work with you to determine exactly what you need and we offer a full turnkey provision, which includes the planning stage, all the way through to the installation procedure. Do you need us to project manage your entire cold storage system? Or maybe you prefer to control much of the process yourself, calling on our expertise as and when needed. We are flexible and can accommodate virtually any approach. Site visits are an important aspect in determining what type of storage system would meet your requirements and this is part of our service provision. After your refrigeration system has been installed, we don’t just leave you to get on with it. Our after-sales support and maintenance provision is first-class. This means that we can help you to keep your cold storage system in perfect condition, as all our MTCSS technicians are fully qualified to industry standards.

You will most likely have many questions to ask us. Why not contact us today by filling out our online enquiry form? We look forward to hearing from you – this could be the first step in setting up the perfect cold storage system for all your warehousing and distribution needs.

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Restaurants and Hotels – Our Cold Storage Systems keep your food safe

Has eating out in restaurants and hotels ever been more popular? Think of the millions of people that enjoy the services of hotels and restaurants, and you can begin to see why this is a multibillion-pound industry. Do you work in this sector? Then you know how important it is to store food in line with stringent regulations and guidelines. MT Cold Storage Solutions are cold storage experts and have many years of experience working with those in the hotel and restaurant sector. Our cold storage systems are an effective way to protect your food products and leave you free to concentrate on delivering excellent service to your customers.

The Importance of An Efficient Cold Storage Room

The importance of an efficient cold storage system can never be overstated. When food is stored and maintained at the correct temperatures, the risk of food contamination is drastically reduced. As you know, cold temperatures slow down the growth of bacteria. It is well known that temperatures below 5°C are recommended for chilled food and our cold storage rooms efficiently maintain optimum temperature levels. No restaurant or hotel wants to deal with problems associated with food poisoning – it could irreparably damage your reputation and your business. Installing one of our bespoke cold storage rooms will be a wise investment, both now and in the long-term. We can help to create a refrigeration unit to meet and even exceed your business requirements.

A Design to Suit You

As you are in the restaurant or hotel industry, your refrigeration requirements are unique to you. What if you need sizeable cold storage facilities? Then our industrial cold storage rooms could be perfect for you. In addition to keeping your food products at the perfect temperature, people can easily walk in it and vehicles, including forklift trucks, can gain entry as well. We can design any configuration to suit you. Do you prefer to install a modular cold room? The panels are constructed in such a way which makes it easy to clean. These virtual flatpack designs are quick to install and can be created to attain any temperature that you require. The beauty of our cold room systems is that you can add to them, or change the configuration of them as and when required.

Our Cold Storage Systems Can Save You Money

Our cold storage systems are incredibly energy efficient. We use a PIR insulation core which offers the highest level of insulation performance. Think what this can mean for your hotel or restaurant. Although you may heavily use your new MTCSS cold storage facility, you can have peace of mind knowing that it is exceptionally energy efficient, thereby saving your company money. So, why not seriously consider installing one of our premium cold storage rooms? You will never regret it.

For more information, or to have your questions answered, please contact us on our website. Why not take advantage of our online enquiry form today? We look forward to hearing from you.