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RefPlus Inc.

International

"we designed the plant with our
lean manufacturing consultants so
that we have all the parts available
and close to the workers on the line
of production to increase efficiency. three to five weeks is the average
turnaround time for a customized
product." - Mathieu Cardinal
warehouse and orders on an as-needed basis. "We know
what their lead times are and order when we need it," Cardinal explains. "When it's custom and we order a special
part for certain products, that's ordered just-in-time for
lean production."
Cardinal says RefPlus also partners with the best suppliers available to ensure its products use the latest technology
in terms of digital and energy efficiency. "When a supplier
comes up with a new part that we approve, we include it in
our options as soon as possible," he adds. "For example, we
like to manufacture and supply equipment that is very efficient. To accomplish this and to differentiate ourselves, we
use the latest technology, European-style motors, which
have to be more efficient because the cost of electricity is
more expensive in Europe. We try to be at the cutting-edge
of energy-efficiency standards."

New Refrigerants
RefPlus is the leader in CO2-type equipment in North
America and was the first to sell CO2 gas coolers. "We are
doing CO2 cooler projects right now with several large
grocery chains and we are also one of the first equipment
manufacturers to deal with digital equipment like compressors," Cardinal notes. "The use of CO2 combined
with our efficient units provides for wonderful opportunities for customers while meeting the upcoming energy
efficiency requirements."
Moving forward, RefPlus plans to acquire greater marketshare in the United States and Canada because of its
high-quality and efficient refrigeration equipment. "We see
ourselves as the leading supplier of this equipment," Cardinal says. "We are the leading supplier in Canada and we are
well on our way to becoming one of the main ones in North
America. We have such high-quality and robust products
that once customers get to work with our equipment, they
are usually very satisfied and want to work with us on their
next project." mt
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