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CASE STUDY

Sonae Delivery

Development of a smart delivery system for frozen and
refrigerated products in cars without controlled temperature

Sonae MC
Industry: Food Retailer
Location: Portugal & Spain
Size: +1,300 Stores
Sonae MC is a leading Sonae group company in the food retail sector in Portugal. With a history of over 30 years of continuous growth, Sonae MC has a distinctive position in several business areas, offering a wide range of high quality products and services at competitive prices.

Overview

In order to make deliveries more efficient and to be able to prepare refrigerated and frozen products in advance, a passive refrigeration system with a qualified monitoring sensor was developed for the deliveries of this food retailer. With this system, deliveries can all be prepared overnight and delivered during the day without compromising the quality of thermosensitive products. This solution fits in with other delivery containers for products that do not require controlled temperature.

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Thermal Boxes in circulation

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Daily Deliveries

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CO2 reduction

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Traceability

The Challenge

Without compromising the quality of each product, the aim is to develop a reusable solution that allows more flexibility in the preparation and delivery of orders. This should translate into an increase in the number of deliveries.

With the introduction of monitoring, it should be possible to control the data of each order/delivery. Developing passive refrigeration solutions aims to replace active refrigeration cars with cars without controlled temperature.

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The Solution

The development of these smart containers allowed them to be reusable, sanitized, sustainable and monitorable, while allowing for each of them to have a barcode, attached to each customer’s order on every delivery.

This is possible by an app specifically developed for this system and operation. The GN1/2 container is qualified for frozen products (<-15oC) and the GN1/1 container is qualified for refrigerated products (2 to 8°C) by our laboratory – – ZØR FabLab.

These smart boxes, upon completion of delivery, provide us with a summary report with temperature, time and trajectory.

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Reusable
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Safe for Food
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Performance

Good Resistance
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The Results

After 8 months of this implemented system, it was possible to see that the more than 8000 boxes in circulation allowed an average of daily deliveries of around 5000, which represents a 30% increase with the same structure.

Even more important was the removal of more than 75 daily active refrigeration cars, which represents almost 30% reduction in CO2 and other gas emissions.

This milestone in sustainability is very important for the company and for the planet. This system allows full control of the order in terms of temperature, time, and route, so it is possible to have full traceability in the report issued by each box.

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“These smart thermal containers allow you to prepare orders earlier which means delivering more and better.”

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Exclusive solution for SONAE MC, in Portugal, until 2023

ZØR World . ZØR Thermal . ZØR Mor . ZØR Fablab

We are ZØR, a worldwide group with over 20 years of experience.
We are experts at consultancy and development, identifying and solving the challenges of our partners and customers...
We develop and test smart solutions that guarantee the thermal chain of thermosensitive products, even under extreme conditions.

CASE STUDY

Sonae Delivery

Development of a smart delivery system for frozen and refrigerated products in cars without controlled temperature

Overview (SELECT CHAPTER)

- Overview

- The Challenge

- The Solution

- The results

Sonae MC Industry: Food Retailer Location: Portugal & Spain
Size: +1,300 Stores
Sonae MC is a leading Sonae group company in the food retail sector in Portugal. With a history of over 30 years of continuous growth, Sonae MC has a distinctive position in several business areas, offering a wide range of high quality products and services at competitive prices.

Overview

In order to make deliveries more efficient and to be able to prepare refrigerated and frozen products in advance, a passive refrigeration system with a qualified monitoring sensor was developed for the deliveries of this food retailer. With this system, deliveries can all be prepared overnight and delivered during the day without compromising the quality of thermosensitive products. This solution fits in with other delivery containers for products that do not require controlled temperature.
september 2021 | www.sonaemc.com

The Challenge

Without compromising the quality of each product, the aim is to develop a reusable solution that allows more flexibility in the preparation and delivery of orders. This should translate into an increase in the number of deliveries.

With the introduction of monitoring, it should be possible to control the data of each order/delivery. Developing passive refrigeration solutions aims to replace active refrigeration cars with cars without controlled temperature.

0 %

Increase in
parcel delivery

+ 0

Thermal Boxes
in circulation

+ 0

Daily
Deliveries

0 %

CO2
reduction

0 %

Traceability

The Solution

The development of these smart containers allowed them to be reusable, sanitized, sustainable and monitorable, while allowing for each of them to have a barcode, attached to each customer’s order on every delivery.

This is possible by an app specifically developed for this system and operation.
The GN1/2 container is qualified for frozen products (<-15oC) and the GN1/1 container is qualified for refrigerated products (2 to 8°C) by our laboratory – ZØR FabLab.

These smart boxes, upon completion of delivery, provide us with a summary report with temperature, time and trajectory.

Reusable
& Recyclable

Safe for Food
Contact

Great
Performance

Good Resistance
(EPP)

The Results

After 8 months of this implemented system, it was possible to see that the more than 8000 boxes in circulation allowed an average of daily deliveries of around 5000, which represents a 30% increase with the same structure.

Even more important was the removal of more than 75 daily active refrigeration cars, which represents almost 30% reduction in CO2 and other gas emissions.

This milestone in sustainability is very important for the company and for the planet. This system allows full control of the order in terms
of temperature, time, and route, so it is possible to have full traceability in the report issued by each box.

“These smart thermal containers allow you to prepare orders earlier which means delivering more and better.”

Mobile App

ZØR World . ZØR Thermal . ZØR Mor . ZØR Fablab

We are ZØR, a worldwide group with over 20 years of experience.
We are experts at consultancy and development, identifying and solving the challenges of our partners and customers...
We develop and test smart solutions that guarantee the thermal chain of thermosensitive products, even under extreme conditions.
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