Understanding the Benefits of Modular Cold Rooms for Small to Medium Storage Needs

Understanding the Benefits of Modular Cold Rooms for Small to Medium Storage Needs


March 18, 2024


Due to urbanisation, the Indian food business is undergoing major changes—customer expectations and convenience are driving the increasing demand for processed and packaged foods, and the expansion of organised retail. This warrants that the food products and fresh produce that reach the customer are safe, of high quality, and maintain nutritional value. However, without an efficient cold storage solution maintaining profitability while gaining customers’ trust can become challenging. 

This is where modular cold rooms can make a significant difference in how businesses meet their small to medium storage needs. So, let us get started. 

Cold Storage is Evolving and So Should Businesses 

Cold storage is a facility that primarily stores perishable food items including perishables like fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat, and dairy at low temperatures. Such items with short shelf-life which are highly likely to spoil under normal conditions can be preserved in such facilities for an extended duration. But there’s more to it.  

What Does a Cold Storage Facility offer?

  • Preserves quality and extends the shelf life of perishable products
  • Reduces food wastage by avoiding rotting, increasing food security and availability
  • Helps maintain inventory levels to meet dynamic customer demands
  • Helps prevent bacterial growth, slows down enzymatic reactions, and reduces the risk of contamination thus improving and maintaining the quality
  • Reduces the chances of poor quality products reaching the end customers, thus, enhancing customer satisfaction
  • Improves regulatory compliance, especially for pharmaceutical and food products
  • Increases business efficiency due to better monitoring, delivery, and storage of perishable goods

Undoubtedly, cold storage rooms are critical for businesses of all sizes across industries. 

However, as the focus shifts to better storage and availability in the retail sector with increasing impetus on food safety, there is a growing need for small to medium-sized cold rooms. This brings us to our next section. 

What Are Modular Cold Rooms?

As the name suggests, modular cold rooms are small to medium-sized cold storage facilities that are built at the site and can be customised in terms of capacity and dimensions to fit the different business and storage needs. 

Its energy-efficient operations, high-quality insulation, easy installation, and versatility make it a leading choice across industries. Modular Cold Rooms can serve several businesses. 

  • Restaurants, hotels, and hospitality
  • Retail and supermarkets
  • Horticulture and floriculture
  • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
  • Dairy and seafood industry
  • Perishables–fruits, vegetables, etc. 
  • Food processing and meat processing facilities
  • Individual needs 

Key Benefits of Modular Cold Rooms 

Here are some key benefits of modular cold rooms that give it a leading edge in cold storage solutions. 

Impressive Flexibility

Since modular cold rooms are designed to suit the varying requirements of businesses, they offer exceptional flexibility in terms of features, dimensions, storage capacity, or the type of refrigeration system. In fact, the modular feature allows them to be expanded or scaled easily in the future.

Quick and Easy Installation

The installation process is quick and easy—once the components are ready in the manufacturing unit, assembling them at the site can be achieved efficiently and with less labour. This means your modular cold storage can be up and running in no time!


Modular cold rooms can be assembled, dismantled, and transported easily to new premises as compared to traditional fixed construction. This feature becomes especially advantageous if products need to be stored at different locations and in varying volumes throughout the year.


Modular cold rooms offer a safe working environment. With top security features such as safety switches and control valves, man trap alarms, and more, they ensure hassle-free operations and the safety of the staff. 


Modular cold rooms are undoubtedly complete cold storage solutions. Regardless of their size and modular feature, their performance in terms of operations, refrigeration capacity, temperature maintenance, and energy efficiency is unparalleled when compared to traditional cold rooms.

Temperature Control

Modular cold rooms offer complete temperature and humidity control for temperature-sensitive products. So, no matter what type of product your business stores, a modular cold room unit can offer total control from day one. 

Energy Efficiency

Modular cold rooms’ walls, doors, and ceilings are made of food-safe, high-density insulated sandwiched panels with optimal thermal insulation and fire rating for effective temperature control and overall energy-efficient operations.

Low Maintenance

Regular checks are much easier and cost-effective in the long run. When you install a modular cold room from a reputed supplier, regular maintenance can be hassle-free and can help increase your cold room’s service life. 


Although modular cold rooms are primarily used for small to medium-sized cold storage requirements, they are a versatile solution and can be effectively used as chillers or freezers in ambient conditions by customising the panel material, thickness, and refrigeration systems.

What to Expect from Rinac’s LiteCold Modular Cold Rooms 

Rinac has engineered a versatile, efficient, and cost-effective modular cold room called LiteCold. It offers two different refrigeration systems with an evaporator for maintaining cold room temperatures at +4℃ and -18℃. Plus, it comes in different refrigeration capacities to meet the varied needs of businesses of all sizes.

Key Features of Rinac’s LiteCold

  • High-density, food-safe PUR wall and ceiling panels with class O reaction to fire rating in accordance with BS 476.
  • Built-in pressure safety switches and control valves
  • Electrical control panel with microprocessor-based temperature controller
  • Quick and easy installation 
  • Two different refrigeration systems with an evaporator for maintaining cold room temperatures at +4℃ and -18℃.
  • Air-cooled condenser unit with reciprocating compressor and R407C/ R404A refrigerant
  • Excellent thermal insulation
  • Efficient energy operations

Final Words

The numerous advantages of a modular cold room and the added features introduced in Rinac’s LiteCold Room easily make it the preferred choice for a variety of businesses. The ease of installation, portability, and flexibility in terms of customization give it an edge for meeting small to medium cold storage needs. 

If you’d like to find out more about how a modular cold room could benefit your business, get in touch with our team!

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