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NIFDA member Interfrigo Ltd was named Medium Cold Store of the Year in the Energy Efficiency Leader category at the UK Cold Chain Sustainability Awards. Based in Antrim, Interfrigo is the largest independent cold storage operator in Northern Ireland.


Collecting the award, Ross Reed, founder and chair of Interfrigo said:


Interfrigo's Ross Reed and Grace Dodds

Interfrigo’s Ross Reed and Grace Dodds

“I’m very proud Interfrigo has been recognised nationally as leading the way in energy efficiency. During the Covid pandemic, we invested £7.1million in our multipurpose cold chain facility to cater for a wider range of customers and their specific needs. This included a 50,000 square foot extension to our facility, and we decided to reduce our energy consumption by converting to 100% renewable energy supply. We now have one of the most advanced facilities in the UK, supporting the local and national economy and we are very grateful to the people that supported us along the way, especially our team.”


The Cold Chain Federation represents temperature-controlled storage and distribution businesses across the UK. Cold Chain Federation Chief Executive Shane Brennan said:


“Our industry is making great strides towards a sustainable future through innovation, collaboration and serious investment into improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions;. The Cold Chain Federation is delighted to recognise and celebrate Interfrigo as a business that is leading the way, by presenting this Cold Chain Sustainability Award. The standard of entries in all categories was exceptionally high and we congratulate all those shortlisted as well as the winners for their important and industry-leading contributions towards tackling the challenges of climate change.”


More information on the awards can be found at