Five Minutes with FSDF Associate Member Emerson


Who is the main person that our members could contact for information

Giancarlo Capone, Sales Manager Distribution, Refrigeration UK & Ireland

What do they do & contact details?

Emerson is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business provides products and solutions to ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure.

From sustainable refrigeration to electronic temperature control devices and monitoring, we work at the forefront of the cold chain, offering a number of technologies and solutions to ensure our food supply is preserved across its complex journey from farm to fork. Our broad presence across the food supply chain allows us to help businesses optimise facility and operations management in transportation, food retail and service, in order to reduce energy consumption, improve productivity and ensure the best possible food quality.

Contact details for Giancarlo:  T: +44 (0) 7770 586 742

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Why is it important to be part of FSDF?

Recent sustainability initiatives, regulatory requirements for cooling and new technologies means the food and drink logistics industry has a great opportunity to reduce its environmental footprint and operational costs across the food supply chain.

We joined the FSDF to be able to open a dialogue about industry needs and share changes that are happening in the cooling sector. 

What are their aspirations for the industry?

Refrigeration is vital to the whole food supply chain process. Without it, we’d be unable to safely transport food from the point of harvest, through processing, distribution and retail. We rely on refrigeration to keep our food cold and prolong its life – in Europe 70% of our food is chilled or frozen at some point on the journey from producer to consumer.

But despite how essential cooling is to the food supply, refrigeration still poses a number of environmental and safety challenges.

Our aspiration is to help the industry reduce environmental impact and improve food safety. We want to help the food industry navigate the sustainable cooling options available in response to recent EU F-gas regulation, and to work together to improve handling, storage and tracking methods across the food chain.

It is important that food safety data – including tracking temperatures from point of origin through handling and more – becomes more automated, cloud-based, and shared to help improve cold chain management.