DUBAI, UAE, 3 April 2023: Facilio, the New York-headquartered prop-tech company, with operations in Dubai, said it has rolled out a scalable, cloud-based Connected Refrigeration solution for multi-site food retailers, including groceries, convenience stores and supermarkets.
Making the announcement through the Press release, Facilio said its powerful, hardware-agnostic, cloud-based supervisory platform has added capabilities around monitoring and optimisation of refrigeration assets that makes remote monitoring of multi-site retail stores possible. The platform, Facilio added, presents a sure-shot way for grocery, convenience store and supermarket operators to reduce energy and maintenance costs, service calls and refrigerant leak rates.
Raj Subramanian, Co-Founder & CPO, Facilio, said: “In the retail industry, the front-end technology has seen incredible advances, while the back-end store operations have not evolved or changed much. There is still heavy reliance on store-level siloed systems. It’s an area ripe for transformation.
“Our Connected Refrigeration Solution helps retailers take control of their refrigeration systems, providing real-time visibility into the performance of their assets across all sites, enabling them to make informed decisions and reduce costs.”
According to Facilio, the retail, food service and grocery sectors spend over USD 41 billion on energy, annually, representing 14 billion square feet of floor space in the United States alone. Food cooling and refrigeration account for over 50% of the store’s energy costs, Facilio said, adding that with its Connected Refrigeration Solution, food retailers have a USD 4.1 billion opportunity in energy cost savings.
Facilio said it lets retail store owners and operators optimise existing refrigeration systems to get ROI within six months and save up to 20% in refrigeration energy costs. Guaranteed outcomes include reduction in maintenance costs, service calls and refrigerant leak rates, Facilio said.
Among the early adopters of Facilio’s Connected Refrigeration Solution is one of the ‘big four’ supermarket chains in the UK for whom Facilio said it has delivered a 16% savings in energy and eliminated the cost of undetected refrigerant leaks within weeks of deploying the software. Facilio said it has also partnered with US-based IoT solutions provider, Tutenlabs to drive value for more than 10,000 retail sites across the country.