A global pharmaceutical organization supporting France’s national Covid vaccination programme needed to increase its cold storage capacity to ensure sufficient inventory. The company manufactures semi-finished products used in a range of different vaccines. Precise temperature control is a challenging and critical aspect of production so a solution was required with the capacity to store elements for a very large supply of vaccines at -40°C, amounting to some 400 cubic square metres of refrigerated storage.


Trane supplied six 40’ ultra-low temperature cold stores at -40°C. The French rental team worked closely with the customer to design the solution and was able to provide rapid delivery and installation. The new cold stores would ensure there was always a sufficient supply. Trane also undertook all aspects of the electrical distribution required.


The customer was impressed by Trane’s quick response along with the team’s ability to provide a full end-to-end turnkey solution.

Trane offers cold storage solutions with extensive applications in short-term to long-term storage. At the facility in France, Trane was able to harness the skill of its technical, logistic and commercial teams to ensure that the customer’s requirements were fully met. Although Trane was up against more established competitors in this market, the team’s rapid and proactive response made the difference.

Trane solutions can be adapted to perfectly meet customers’ needs with options including telematics, remote monitoring and Controlled Atmosphere. Trane’s cold storage containers are available in a range of sizes and are easy to use and service offering precise temperature control and fully electric operation.

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Location: France

Market application: Pharmaceutical Industry

Customer need: Cold Storage at ultra-low temperature

Products installed:
• 6 X 40' Containerized Cold Stores at -40°C
• Turnkey solution with full electrical distribution supply

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