Carrier Commercial Refrigeration to Provide METRO with Natural-Refrigeration Systems Across Europe

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration and Metro AG have announced an agreement to provide natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2) systems to the majority of METRO's European stores. The signature ceremony took place during EuroShop.

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration (CCR) is pleased to announce an agreement with wholesale center operator, METRO AG, to provide natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2) systems to the majority of its European stores. METRO will begin remodeling stores in Europe over the next three years, under METRO’s F-gas Exit Program (FEP), which aims to convert over 760 Cash & Carry stores to natural refrigerant systems and reduce its CO2 footprint in half by 2030.

Under the agreement, CCR will install high-efficiency remote cabinets and cold- room equipment using CO2. To ensure the greatest energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, METRO stores will use Carrier’s CO2OLtec® Evo system with ejector technology and CO2 pumps. In recent months, METRO AG and CCR have jointly developed a standardized concept for cabinets and refrigeration systems focused on total cost of ownership to drive cost and operational savings.

“The close cooperation between Carrier and METRO will accelerate METRO’s F- Gas Exit program, resulting in a strong refrigerant losses reduction, lower electricity demand and substantial carbon footprint reductions for METRO’s customers, our climate and our society. METRO’s commitment is a 50% carbon reduction from 2011 until 2030,” said Olaf Schulze, director energy management investments & technical solutions, METRO AG.

The agreement between METRO and CCR includes regular inspection, maintenance and service for the remodeled stores, as well as connection to Carrier’s Remote Monitoring Centre. The 24/7 service will help ensure METRO’s high-quality requirements for chilled and frozen products maintain Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) standards, track products and optimize energy performance.

Carrier is committed to providing METRO with the best refrigeration solution using a natural refrigerant, to support its mission to reduce emissions. Our innovative products combine sustainability, energy efficiency and promote ease of daily operations,” said David Moon, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.