Projects & News

ALDI Sandgate (QLD)

13 November 2019

Sandgate is a coastal suburb in Brisbane (QLD), 16 kilometres north of the CBD. The town became a popular escape for the people of Brisbane in the early 20th century.

ALDI Sandgate was a part of project refresh back in May 2019. Due to the success of the supermarket, more chillers were added to the store and the plant was at capacity, needing an upgrade. Here our machinery increasing involved compressor change and condenser upgrade, which were carried out utilising a 40 Tons all-terrain crane for a multitude of lifts.

We always focus on providing energy efficient, sustainable and smart refrigeration compressors for all ranges of commercial applications such as cold rooms, display windows, ice making machines, glass door merchandisers, process cooling etc. Their qualification with lower GWP refrigerants make them compliant with most advance refrigerant regulations.

All our commercial refrigeration condensing unit are the optimised combination of efficiency, reliability, easy installation and sound performance. Built to reduce installation and maintenance costs, their smart design and components save the customer valuable time and money.

ALDI Sandgate (QLD)

Team Baker at the Youth Inc. Golf Day 2019

10 November 2019

Friday 18th October at the Kooyonga Golf Club (SA), our colleagues Travis Miegel (SA Sales Executive), Graham Bayne (SA Project Manager) and Phil Tindale (SA Service Manager) upholded the honour of Team Baker at the 2019 Youth Inc. Golf Day. Our SA Sheet Metal Specialist Matt Wilson also played with the team and he won the longest drive for the day.

Every year the event is a day of business networking and social fun that supports and engages the disadvantaged young people assisted by our partner Youth Inc., the foundation established by our SA partner Commercial Retail Group (CRG).

Youth Inc. is an independent, non-profit education organisation. They are formally registered as a School but that's as close as they come to conventional learning. They offer a 12-month learning and employment program for long-term unemployed and disengaged youth aged 17-24. This is a practical, real-world learning experience that combines part-time work with SACE & VET qualifications, life-coaching and support. It’s about developing enterprise skills for work, business, and a better future. They use a different approach to mainstream schools – a stronger emphasis on practical work and enterprise, and achieving formal qualifications using project-based action-learning in the local community.

Team Baker at the Youth Inc. Golf Day 2019

FreshPlus Craigieburn (VIC)

06 November 2019

FreshPlus is a community-based Supermarket chain providing quality fresh food, continental and local grocery products in a modern and friendly atmosphere. They specialise in a wide variety of Halal Meat and Deli products.

In their brand new FreshPlus Craigieburn (VIC) outlet you can find a great range of AJ Baker latest cabinets and technology. When entering the store, customers are greeted by a custom made coffee desk supplied by our partner Criocabin (from Italy). This is followed by a matching semi-high Criocabin Elisir display case which the customer is using for its signature Turkish delights. FreshPlus is proud of their fresh meat display which is presented in a tailor-made Criocabin Explorer static gravity coil counter. This is one of the biggest fresh meat displays in Victoria, and certainly a centrepiece of the store.

On the opposite side of the store you can find our Epta Rock Eco ventilated vertical chillers with glass doors, specifically designed to guarantee maximum energy savings and perfect conservation of fresh food, even the most temperature sensitive.

Further up the store you can find the new Epta Skylight glass doors vertical freezer. The Skylight freezer features an increased glass door with no case canopy, which maximises visibility into the case. It has LED lighting, a larger display area, stainless steel bumpers and a great energy efficiency due to low heat extraction rate and low consumption LED door lighting. One of the main features of the freezers is the reduction of the defrost cycle to one per week, which reduces the energy consumption and results in a more stable product temperature.

At the very centre of the store you can find two Columbia Twice plug-in semi-high island displays, which the customer is using for pre-packed food and ideal for grab’n’go.

We congratulate FreshPlus on making the innovative decision to install Epta’s CO2 Transcritical technology as the refrigeration system for their new supermarket. For this store we selected the ECO2Small Transcritical compressor rack which runs both medium and low temperature in one combined frame. The compressor rack has a weather-proof enclosure and is located on an external roof platform. The decision to use Transcritical CO2 was based on energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of the system. Other energy saving initiatives within the system are Carel electronic E2V expansion valves, variable speed drives on the compressors and gas cooler fans and an adiabatic Carel chill-boost to assist in the hot weather. The store manager can supervise the case temperatures and plant operation via a centralised Carel Boss supervisory system.

AJ Baker is proud to have been involved from the outset in assisting in the design, procurement and installation of this project; and providing FreshPlus with a state of the art refrigeration system that is not only energy efficient and environmentally friendly, but provides their customers with a wonderful shopping experience.


FreshPlus Craigieburn (VIC)

We are Ritchies Services & Contractor Supplier of the Year

30 October 2019

We are proud to announce we have been awarded “Services & Contractor Supplier of the Year” during the Ritchies Supermarkets and Liquor Stores 24th annual supplier conference.

The conference celebrated the strong relationship between the independent retailer and its partners. The event was attended by more than 265 retailers and suppliers. The business sessions featured updates from the Ritchies team, including CEO Fred Harrison, Victorian State Manager Joe Fida, National Advertising & Promotions General Manager James Cameron and Liquor General Manager Karl Loh.

We have been evaluated on our equipment management practices and attention to safety. As both the industry and the economy continue to evolve, we have quickly adapted to stay ahead of the competition. We pride ourselves in providing excellent service to all our clients and are particularly pleased when our efforts are recognised.

Jarrod Swaine, Ritchies National Marketing & Operations Manager, spoke about the door roll out and the remarkable achievement Baker Refrigeration has done. Before the Ritchies Carrum Downs store was taken over by Baker Refrigeration, the power for refrigeration was 63% of the total energy consumption. It is now at an amazing 46%.

We are Ritchies Services & Contractor Supplier of the Year

Australian United Retailers Conference (TAS)

23 October 2019

Our National Sales Manager – Corporate, Kevin Sultana, and Victoria & Tasmania Sales Executive, Steve Pieri, are attending the AUR Conference in Hobart (TAS). Australian United Retailers Limited (AUR) is an independent retail supermarket group trading under the “FoodWorks” brand.

The Company now has over 400 supermarkets, food and convenience stores spanning seven states and territories nationally with over 370 of these operating under the FoodWorks brand. The past two years has seen the brand go from strength to strength, becoming Australia’s largest truly independent supermarket group supporting $2 billion in annual sales. Today, FoodWorks prides itself on its fresh, contemporary approach to retail whilst still retaining a friendly, community-focused relationship with its customers.

Australian United Retailers Conference (TAS)
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