BOC helping transport companies keep their cool this summerby Press Release on 2012-11-30 05:41:15
Industrial gases and engineering company BOC Limited is helping Australian transport logistics operators keep their cool this summer with its state of the art ICEBITZZZ® Onsite dry ice production technology.
As Australian temperatures start to rise, businesses involved with the transportation of perishable cargo are focussing on the best systems to ensure their produce reaches customers in a fresh, healthy and hygienic condition.
More and more companies are realising the benefits of dry ice for their cooling needs.
Part of BOC’s ongoing commitment to progressive product development and service delivery, ICEBITZZZ® Onsite is designed to improve the competitiveness of businesses today and into the future, with convenient, cost-effective, environmentally friendly dry ice technology.
ICEBITZZZ® dry ice is flavourless and odourless, non-poisonous, non-flammable and much colder than water ice. It also produces no residue and is easy to control because it is heavier than air.
One company which BOC is assisting to meet its high standards in the movement of perishable cargo is Vision International Forwarding.
BOC has tailored a solution to Vision’s meat forwarding requirements with an ICEBITZZZ® Onsite installation for the production of fresh high quality dry ice when it’s required.
BOC and Vision worked together to develop a customised application to meet Vision’s exact needs, allowing it to be totally self sufficient in dry ice production at its Brisbane site.
BOC’s Sales Engineer -Food & Beverage, Anil Kamath, said ICEBITZZZ® Onsite delivered a versatile range of solutions combining dry ice products, hardware and services backed by more than 75 years industry experience.
“In the case of Vision where a large and consistent supply of dry ice was required, BOC tailored an ICEBITZZZ® Onsite application ensuring high-quality, guaranteed fresh dry ice was “on tap” 24/7,’’ Mr Kamath said.
Utilising bulk-delivered CO? and a BOC-supplied pelletiser and patented CO2 recovery unit, Vision was able to reduce wastage by making only what it needed, increase productivity and contribute positively to the environment through reduced trucking kilometres and highly efficient dry ice production techniques which reprocess otherwise wasted gas.
Supported by secure and reliable supply and storage options, expert technical advice and customer engineering services, ICEBITZZZ® Onsite offers a broad range of cooling solutions not only for temperature controlled transport processes, but for a wide range of other applications including cleaning processes, courier services, the research industry, catering, merchandising, entertainment and more.
Incorporated in 1995, Vision formed a worldwide network of strategic alliances with specialist forwarders, each capable of supplying the highest standard of services and technologies needed to efficiently organise and transport cargoes throughout the globe.
Vision owner Steve Rider said BOC was the logical choice for the supply of precision dry ice equipment to meet his company’s complex supply chain management needs
He said Vision International Forwarding was a 100 percent Australian owned company which prided itself as being an innovative provider of solutions and management in the ever expanding field of transport logistics.
“Across the broad spectrum of client needs, Vision is dedicated to supplying a total package of competitive solutions in its fields of expertise,’’ Mr Rider said.
“The company values the trust its clients place in it, resulting in mutually beneficial partnerships that are a prerequisite in today’s dynamic and challenging times.’’
Offering more than just dry ice, BOC has the capability and industry experience to deliver the kind of support needed to keep equipment operating at optimum levels and in accordance with current legislation.
Nationally accredited for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance, BOC provides national coverage through a network of service centres and highly mobile service staff as well as 24-hour service support in metro regions.
A relationship with BOC’s ICEBITZZZ® team means access to over 200 qualified engineering staff in the South Pacific providing the highest level of facilities support.
In addition to ICEBITZZZ® Onsite for large volume dry ice users who want to manage their own supply,
BOC also offers ICEBITZZZ® Direct where dry ice produced at BOC production sites is delivered directly to large-volume users and ICEBITZZZ® Collect for small users available at Gas & Gear outlets.
Vision International Forwarding is an Australian owned provider of transportation logistics services. Since 1995, Vision has focused on niche aspects within the forwarding industry, servicing in time crucial and temperature sensitive cargoes. Our skilled and knowledgeable team has now been further enhanced by the appointment of dedicated project logistics leaders. These specialists provide a highly experienced alternative to traditional logistics providers in the industrial sector.
BOC is a member of The Linde Group which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe. The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical environments. For more than a century the company's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in industry and everyday life, including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For further information, see www.boc.com.au.
About The Linde Group:
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 13.787 bn. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development. For more information, see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com.