Smartcool Israel, the exclusive distributor of Smartcool’s ESM products in Israel, has completed a successful installation and has already confirmed significant energy savings at Shufersal. The installation was performed on both high temperature and low temperature refrigeration racks which produced savings resulting in a 12 month payback. In addition an ESM was installed on the A/C which produced an 18 month payback.
Shufersal, formerly Shufra-Sal, and commonly known as Super-Sol is the largest supermarket chain in Israel with 248 stores and 12,400 employees. Danni Maoz Zur, the engineer from Shufersal, in charge of Refrigeration and A/C, states, "The results from the Smartcool technology are very impressive, providing significant reduction in our operating costs for both refrigeration and air conditioning. The reduced run time of our compressors should result in a longer life expectancy of our equipment. We saw no impact on temperature at the site. The additional benefit of the reduction in our carbon footprint is very important to our goal of making our company greener."
Itzchak Fuchs, president of Smartcool Israel, states "Since embracing the Smartcool technology we have seen very good results across many applications. This is first time we have had the opportunity to work with a national company with its brand recognition. As we more forward with a roll-out to more facilitates it will help strengthen our marketing efforts in the territory." The savings at the first site were 332,260 kWh per year. When projecting that across all sites it provides a significant economic benefit to Shufersal.
Steven Martin EVP for Smartcool, states, "Smartcool Israel has put together a strong team of sales and technical staff and have been gaining recognition in the market. Securing a client like Shufersal will enhance the opportunity to leverage the results and benefits as they expand their marketing initiatives. Our experience in this market vertical with customers like Sainsbury in UK provides comfort to newer customers in making commitments to spending capital on our energy efficiency technologies."
Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the world. The ECO3 and ESM are Smartcool's unique retrofit technologies that reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by 15% to 20%, giving customers a return on investment in as little as 12 months.
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