Do you need flexible, affordable cold storage immediately? Almar Container Group supply refrigerated containers (reefers) throughout South Africa to keep your fresh produce, perishable items, ice-cream, beverages, medicines and anatomical waste at the required temperature. 

We offer 6m and 12m refrigerated containers which keep your contents at a consistent temperature ranging between -25°C and +25°C. The temperature can be adjusted and controlled to within 0.3°C of required set point. These reefers require three phase 380v power supply.

Almar also offers a chiller container option - a customised refrigeration solution which uses single phase 220v power. This means you can plug your 3m or 6m chiller / refrigerated container into any domestic power outlet, making it the ultimate cold room alternative. Temperature range is between +2°C and +10°C.

Refrigerated containers (reefers) and chillers are available from Almar for short and long term rental. Dependent on the location, our reefers are rented on a fully supported basis with 24/7 technical support. This means no additional expenses such as service costs, or expensive repair costs in the event of a mechanical breakdown.

A reefer is the quickest means of obtaining bulk cold storage - you can have the cold storage you need immediately and it can be placed close to where the end product needs to be, in turn saving you transportation costs.

Reefers are energy efficient. All Almar refrigerated containers for rent are Carrier – a world-leading brand in container refrigeration. Almar's new fleet of refrigerated containers, Carrier Primeline, uses digital scroll technology making them the most energy efficient solution available. The temperature on this new range can operate as low as - 35°C.

Do you worry about who is looking after your business’ assets during lockdown? Almar has installed remote monitoring modems in approximately 130 reefers (refrigerated containers) in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Saudi to do just that. The modem measures, manages, optimises and sustains operational performance of reefers, thereby, protecting your goods against possible loss.

Pioneers of this sophisticated tracking and reporting system, Almar Container Group is able to monitor unusual cold chain activity on customers’ reefers on a real time basis.

“We have been testing and refining the system in the field for two years in order to optimise it for domestic use. If I pick up a false or unusual trend in temperature or humidity, I alert the customer immediately,’’ explains Mike Leppan, reefer technician for Almar. “This could, and has, saved many of our customers from their perishable product being compromised.”

Although not yet a service offered to the customer, Almar does behind the scenes tracking on many of their reefers with the aim of installing it on their whole reefer fleet in time to come.

The remote monitoring modem in the reefer monitors every event that takes place; from its location in the depot, to when it moves out of the ‘known location’ to the ‘new location’ at the lessee or sub-lessee’s premises, and most importantly it’s setpoint temperature. The data is unbiased and cannot be manipulated. 

“I can analyse all activities, and because I understand the customers’ unique requirements, I am able to warn them if I believe the activity is detrimental to their product,” says Mike.

“The other benefit is remote assistance. I am able to manually defrost and on request I can reset temperatures for clients. I can run advanced diagnostics in the event of technical problems. This could save the cost of a technician being called out. As long as the unit is switched on and in range of a GSM (global system for mobile communication) network, we can monitor and work remotely on the unit.”

“The peace of mind and the added support which the world class tracking and monitoring system provides is unparalleled in the domestic container industry. “It is the first of its kind to be actively used in the Southern African domestic leasing fleets’’ concludes Mike.

Almar’s Reefers for Sale or Rent

Almar’s wide range of refrigerated containers offer an instant, secure cold room facility, for either chilled or frozen products and are offered on a rental or outright purchase basis.

Almar Reefer Containers keep perishable goods at the perfect temperature, in any environment.