Industrial refrigeration focuses on the entire production process while commercial refrigeration refers to the final part of the cold chain.

At AKO we are specialists in cooling solutions based on 7 pillars:

  • Efficiency.
  • Energy saving.
  • Caring for the environment.
  • Guaranteeing optimal product conservation.
  • Process automation.
  • Strict regulatory compliance and personal safety.

Every year, 1 in 10 people is affected by an easily preventable foodborne disease, accounting for more than 420,000 deaths annually.


At AKO we are pioneers in offering innovative solutions designed for industrial applications, pursuing these objectives:

  • Reduce the cost of energy consumption of the property.
  • Reduce downtime to near zero in food processing plants and warehousing facilities.
  • Ensure the preservation of food that requires temperature and moisture control.
  • Guaranteeing food safety.
  • Minimize food waste.
  • Be environmentally friendly.
  • Remote management and monitoring of installations with cloud platforms that allow us to monitor, in real time, what is happening and to be able to anticipate possible breakdowns.
  • Reduce refrigerant gas leaks.
  • Guarantee the safety of people and regulatory compliance.

A refrigeration installation operating at 80% of its nominal gas load increases its electricity consumption by 15%.


Preventive maintenance of commercial refrigeration equipment

Preventive maintenance of commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment has a direct impact on day-to-day business, considerably reducing costs due to loss of product and energy consumption both interms of refrigerant gases and power Preventive maintenance helps us to prolong the optimal functioning of the machinery and systems involved in the cold chain.

Implementing an effective maintenance protocol has a direct economic impact, achieving energy savings and a longer useful life of the system. Without this protocol and control of your refrigeration systems, you’ll soon see your expenses for repairs, consumption and product losses increase day by day.


Increase the efficiency of the installation

The refrigeration installation is the biggest consumer of energy in refrigeration, with an impact of up to 2/3 of the electricity bill.

Having self-regulation systems that automatically adapt the cold demand to the use and needs of each moment is essential to achieve a reduction in consumption of up to 35%.

Refrigeration installations are usually oversized both in their calculation and in their configuration, with working temperatures below what is necessary and defrosts more common than desirable, two factors that are the main contributors to excessive consumption of resources.


Reduce refrigerant gas leaks

Refrigerant gas leaks are the biggest issue in commercial refrigeration, not only because of the direct cost of losing refrigerant gas, but also because of indirect costs in the form of higher electricity consumption, greater stress on the installation components and therefore their deterioration, and a risk to the conservation of the stored product.

Fortunately, AKO has made it possible to know precisely and promptly where, when, and how much we are leaking so that the bane of gas leaks is a thing of the past. With a detection capacity of 0.1g / h, it is now possible to detect micro-leaks before they become a major expense for your business.

Reduction of product wastage and loss

Just in developed countries, 9% of product losses are due to inadequate temperature regulation, or in other words, they are perfectly avoidable losses with adequate regulation.

Having precise and detailed information on the state of food preservation is vital for the sector, as is having self-regulated systems that adapt the conditions of the cold room stores and refrigerated furniture to each situation (atmospheric conditions, opening of doors, etc …) in order to ensure the perfect preservation of food products, and consumer satisfaction and safety.

Installation remote management and monitoring system

Connected monitoring or remote management helps to optimize the maintenance and operation of our installations, being connected to a remote management system allows us to control in real time what is happening and to anticipate possible breakdowns.

AKO has created AKONET.Cloud, intelligent monitoring and control software that allows you to check the status of your installations from anywhere, and provides you with relevant information for making strategic decisions.


Kigali Agreement

The Kigali Agreement is an international environmental protocol ratified by 170 countries in the city of Kigali (Rwanda) in October 2016, whose objective is to combat climate change by reducing the use of HFC refrigerant gases, gases responsible for global warming. Reducing emissions into the atmosphere is essential to slowing down and reducing global warming. This set of actions is mandatory for all governments involved and originates in the Montreal Protocol, which dates from 1987 and whose purpose was to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by prohibiting the use of chlorofluorocarbonis (CFC) refrigerant gases.

The current challenge is to develop and select alternatives (mainly in refrigeration, air conditioning and foam products) which reduce the impact on the climate. Therefore, this elimination of gases is being done in a progressive and staggered manner, making it more important to have connected and controlled refrigeration systems to minimize constant gas leaks, which allows the reduction of both the climate impact of the cooling systems, and their operating and maintenance cost.


Improving energy efficiency and increasing the useful life of refrigeration installations is key.

What do we achieve with an efficient management of all the elements that make up an industrial refrigeration installation?

  • Reliability of the solutions.
  • Low installation costs.
  • Preventive maintenance for equipment
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Advanced, intelligent and predictive control of temperature and moisture.
  • Development of innovative solutions in constant development thanks to the R&D&i department.
  • Increased installation life.
  • Reduce maintenance and operating expenses.
Up to 33% of perishable products suffer deterioration before being consumed due to inadequate storage conditions and ignorance of the state of the food.