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Bleiker’s Smokehouse

At Allied Refrigeration, we work with a range of businesses in the North East and Yorkshire. Recently, we had the opportunity to supply a new curing room refrigeration system for Bleiker’s Smokehouse; a family-run business based in the Yorkshire Dales.

Bleiker’s Smokehouse was established in 1993 by Jürg Bleiker, a Swiss chef who settled in the Yorkshire Dales. Still owned by the Bleiker family in Ripon, the newest family generation are keeping the smokehouse successful, with their local speciality being their famous smoked salmon.

At Aircon Group, one of our recent projects for Bleiker’s Smokehouse was to review and replace the curing room refrigeration system, which is one of the most vital parts of Bleiker’s Smokehouse. The business had the goal of improving this system and we were confident we could help them do this.

Alongside our standard design & installation procedures, a unique selling proposition is that our dedicated refrigeration design team & engineers could assist with planning and answering all questions the Bleiker’s team had. We also reassured the business that our engineers could complete the job quickly and effectively, so that impact on Bleiker’s operations was kept completely to a minimum.

Vast improvements were made for Bleiker’s Smokehouse’s operation in replacing the older system with a new and improved system for their curing room. We made use of newer, lower Global Warming Potential refrigerant (65% lower GWP) in the process to keep Bleiker’s in line with their environmental commitments and best future-proofing against pending F-Gas Regulation changes. We were also able to improve the overall cooling duty, whilst reducing the electrical power input, therefore improving the overall efficiency of the system.

Our team carried out the work on time within the dates agreed and achieved extremely minimal disruption to their operation through good planning, communication, and execution. As always, our installation ended with a full handover and submission of our test & commissioning certificates, with the condensing unit marked up with our custom F-Gas labels to keep Bleiker’s compliant with F-Gas legislation.

For more information on our refrigeration services, give us a call on 01642 630521 (North East office) or 01709 288030 (Yorkshire office).