Decades in the making: Royale’s roots and our path to the present

Posted: May 29, 2019

It’s been a long road to the present day for Royale! Since our inception in 1987 we’ve grown from a two-person operation to the thriving family we’re so proud of today.

Family matters.

It was 1987; a special year! Royale was born on a fateful, probably rainy day, founded by the company’s original directors Nick Sheppard and David Cullinane.

Fresh is in: How food retailers are adjusting to the modern customer

Posted: Apr 27, 2019

Today we wanted to take a closer look at the shift towards modern refrigeration in food retail. New refrigeration systems are better for the environment, and there’s more demand for them as we move towards healthier and fresher foods.

As consumers, we’re making the connection between refrigeration and produce that is made with clean, whole-food ingredients. In America, recent studies show the ‘freshness’ of food is the most important factor behind a purchase, and the UK’s organic market is worth over £2 billion (and growing) every year.

Meet the team: Just a few of the special individuals who work at Royale

Posted: Apr 15, 2019

We work more than a little magic at Royale, so it’s time to talk about the important people behind the service we’re so proud of! Many of our employees have been with us for over twenty years – a massive privilege in a world where many move around every few years.

That kind of long experience is simply irreplaceable, and it’s a huge factor in the close, personable support we’re able to offer our clients – be they single projects or extended maintenance contracts.

Gary Millard, Operations Manager

Four steps food and beverage retailers can take to cut energy consumption

Posted: Mar 27, 2019

According to the Carbon Trust, the retail sector uses around seven percent of all UK building energy consumption, releasing over five million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

It’s big business, and it’s vital we all work towards doing better on energy emissions. The same report by the Carbon Trust estimates that retailers could save as much as 20% by focusing on this issue alone.

Deery me: Four Royale coldroom projects worth talking about

Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Fridges and coldrooms might sound like an everyday thing on the surface, but the truth is a little different: they’re the backbone of businesses across the world.

Shops, restaurants and large franchises all stock thousands of Pounds of goods in these areas and they’re vital in preserving what a business needs to keep service going and clients or customers happy.

For Royale, these types of jobs are a staple that we have grown familiar with indeed. Over the years we’ve installed, improved and maintained more than a few refrigeration areas and coldrooms.

Three special moments from the fascinating history of refrigeration

Posted: Nov 27, 2018

What does a Chinese poem from over 3,000 years ago have in common with an American entrepreneur born in 1783?

Ice, of course!

We can’t get enough of it, at least where food and drink are concerned. Our ability to preserve such items despite the temperature outside has helped drive and advance our societies throughout our entire collective history. Pretty cool, right?

Let’s look at a few more examples. They’re rather interesting if we do say so ourselves!

Ancient brilliance: the Yakhchal

400 B.C. There was quite a lot going on.

Ammonia Refrigeration Plant

Posted: Oct 03, 2016

Project Location: Crawley West Sussex

This plant is used to assist in the manufacturing of ice cubes, all designed, installed, and maintained by the specialist refrigeration ammonia trained engineers at Royale Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, for more information, help or advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Royale team.

Ashford, Kent, Royale Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Installation

Posted: Oct 03, 2016

Live refurbishment of a garden centre in Ashford Kent, working around the public, and other contractors given a programme of just one week window to install a Daikin VRV IV Heat Pump providing energy efficient comfort cooling and heating to the centre various areas.

Complete with a separate refrigeration Searle Evaporator and Danfoss Optymia Plus condenser system to serve the florist within the garden centre.