FREOR implemented project in K-Market Ruusu grocery store in Finland


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The Store Which Thinks Green – K-Market Ruusu in Finland


When the globe experiences the warming crisis, it is great to hear about the cases when businesses do care and do react. Store owners can make a huge impact on the environment by merely choosing an alternative, nature-friendly refrigeration solutions. A great example is Marko and Kaisa Lahtovaara Mondolins as they chose sustainable cooling for their K-Market Ruusu store in Finland. FREOR in cooperation with the partner Coolfors has done the installation.

A nature-friendly combination

The K-Market Ruusu grocery store, located at the heart of Turku city in Finland, is genuinely a rose (ruusu means rose in English) among other stores, as it operates with green propane-based refrigeration equipment. The food display showcases, manufactured by FREOR, are connected to a water-loop system Hydroloop. This tandem is a nature-friendly and low energy consuming solution, also being a future-proof choice for stores’ refrigeration departments, complying with the EU environmental protection requirements.

The K-Market Ruusu grocery store exposes its food products in these FREOR showcases:

  • Open-front multidecks JUPITER with front glass option, enabling to save around 15 % of the energy.
  • Semi verticals URANUS and URANUS FLOWER, both operating in a plug-in mode.
  • Upright freezers ERIDA with anti-fogging system ensuring super clear product visibility.

Kesko Food, which is a principal operator in the Finnish grocery trade, operates the K-Market chain.

The Scandinavian accountability

The majority of FREOR green refrigeration projects, including Hydroloop system and R290-based refrigeration equipment, are implemented in the Scandinavian region.





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