IMA International

Our first two overseas contracts were in 1990. A large Pack House complex in The Gambia with two 100kW Pre-Coolers and a smaller scale Pack House with a 50kW Pre Cooler in Portugal; This facility was a strawberry farm where the High Humidity Cooler was used for storing Strawberry plants at 2°C and 97 RH for export, mainly to the UK. The cooler was of course used for cooling the strawberries as well.

Following the success in The Gambia, Kenya took off in a big way with IMA installing complete Pack Houses for all the main exporters. Such was this boom that we opened an office in Nairobi with a workforce to maintain and service the numerous refrigeration plants. To satisfy the large chain supermarkets the Pack Houses had to be built to British Retail Consortium (BRC) standards which were audited by them before they would accept any produce.

IMA’s expertise ensured the standards were maintained such that the UK importers specified IMA to their prospective suppliers. IMA has since shipped Complete Pack houses, loaded into multiple sea containers full of insulation panels, doors and refrigeration equipment, to countries where fresh produce is grown, including Africa, India, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, Thailand, South America and the Caribbean.

We believe IMA is unique, a specialist in fresh produce refrigeration that build Cold Stores, Freezers, Cooling Tunnels, Hydro coolers, Ripening Rooms, CA Stores and we manufacture our own High Humidity Coolers HHC’s. We also have our own “in house” design team, to provide the most up to date control and monitoring systems, add in our service and maintenance team and you have a winning formula.

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