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SCHOTT presents the first automatic doors for refrigerated cabinets at EuroShop 2017
Convenient, barrier-free and hygienic: SCHOTT Termofrost® Smart Access is the first door system that allows touchless opening of a closed refrigerated cabinet. It attractively displays chilled food and creates a new buying experience in food retail. The ground breaking glass door system makes product presentation more appealing and by that triggers impulse purchases of supermarket customers. “At EuroShop we present our new automatic doors for the first time at a retail trade show. We received great feedback from the market so far, with several supermarket installations already and are really excited to show this innovation to a wide audience this year,” explains Dietmar Nilles, Sales Manager D/A/CH/NL Food Display at SCHOTT.
Hands-free opening marks a milestone for the cooling section
SCHOTT has developed the first refrigerated cabinet doors currently on the market that open automatically. The effect is achieved with an integrated sensor, which is activated by the shopper’s motion towards the door. Without actually touching, the doors elegantly and quietly slide open to the side. A handle-free and frameless design allows for maximum visibility and an unhindered view to the products while the innovative opening mechanism ensures a barrier-free access for customers when taking their chosen goods. This cutting-edge technology can be included in new vertical refrigerated display units for supermarkets. The system is designed for the presentation of chilled products such as milk, meat, beverages or convenience food within a temperature range of 4°C to 8°C.
New design offers new possibilities
The clever design of the new door system is space-efficient: with the slide opening technology, the glass doors are not protruding into the aisle. Shoppers enjoy freedom of movement and thus can easily stop with their shopping cart in front of a multi-desk cabinet. Furthermore, by simply switching to the fixed-open mode, employees can easily refill or clean the cabinets. Overall, the touchless technology improves the hygiene standard in the cooling section as the comfort of automatic opening eliminates the need for shoppers to touch a handle. Besides, by closing open cabinets supermarket owners can save up to 60 percent in energy costs. A nice side benefit is that a closed cabinet also allows for a pleasant room temperature. Ideally, shoppers stay longer and buy more items under these more comfortable conditions.
Differentiate from the competition
With future-oriented store designs, supermarket owners try to strengthen customer loyalty. Therefore innovative shop fittings are heavily demanded: SCHOTT Termofrost® Smart Access has shown to improve the user experience by activating curiosity and establishing a new feeling of comfort. Overall, this pioneering door system contributes to a modern image of food retail shops.
Visit SCHOTT at EuroShop in Düsseldorf, Germany, at stand C60 in Hall 17, from 5-9 March 2017 and learn more about the SCHOTT Termofrost® Smart Access from our SCHOTT experts. You will also find further information on our website at https://microsites.schott.com/smartaccess/.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.99 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2015/2016. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. www.schott.com
Termofrost® is a registered trademark of SCHOTT AG.
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