Creating environmental, operational, and economic opportunities through holistic solutions
Forty34 advises the grocery and commercial refrigeration industry to mitigate complexities during transactions, construction, retro-fits, technology assessments, and regulatory changes. Our holistic suite of solutions cross environmental, operational, economic, technology and engineering.
It is very difficult for an organization to assess and implement the latest best practice. Our agnostic approach to assessing technology, manufacturers, energy systems, and service providers allows us to advise our clients on the best approach for them. We are leading the way in the global grocery industry and keeping our clients ahead of the trends.
We believe in a holistic approach that considers all stakeholders including, Merchandisers, Operations, Finance, and the Consumer – focusing broadly on technologies and strategies that make a difference. Incremental changes lose their impact over time while holistic changes positively impact operations and earnings over the long term.
The F34 Insight platform automates data collection and is an advanced preventative maintenance decision making framework that can be applied across varied system designs or component OEM. F34 Insight’s real-time business intelligence can be seamlessly integrated, provides critical measurements, and has been developed as an enterprise solution that enables local, regional or national operations to confidently and proactively reduce energy consumption, accurately forecast budgets based on data, and development equipment maintenance programs that matter.
Forty34 can finance energy retrofits, component upgrades, and new store build-outs in a completely cash neutral manner eliminating annual budget shortfalls for important money saving Capex projects. From typical financing arrangements, shared energy savings, to transferring asset ownership and maintenance to Forty34, we can design the required arrangement that delivers savings without the upfront capital.
Forty34’s proprietary and patented system design, TotalSystem34, is a clear example of our holistic approach to energy reduction through smart engineering. The TS34 is a complete building approach that is scalable and the distributive design utilizes chillers to replace the traditional rack system.
The design cascades several low temperature units through the chiller system eliminating the need of a sub-cooler, reducing the compressor horsepower required thus increasing the energy efficiency and maintenance demands of the system.
- Reduces Installation and Material cost – less copper & overall piping, fittings, and control valves.
- Reduced Maintenance Cost and Energy Consumption through its distributive design.
- Reduces refrigerant charge needed – eliminates cost of regulatory compliance.
- Eases startup & commission time and eliminates the need for a dedicated mechanical room.
Forty34 has partnered with a range of companies and developed a suite of technology products and services that can be deployed holistically or discretely. We use our decades of refrigeration engineering and maintenance experience to tailor solutions focused on efficient asset utilization and energy reduction.
HydraClear film – is an easy to install, durable, and optically clear film that enhances the customer experience by eliminating condensation while reducing energy and refrigeration system demand. HydraClear is also a natural and environmentally friendly material.
Dehumidification – Multi-Path, the next generation in dehumidification HVAC control for the supermarkets. Industry leading, innovative and integrated dehumidification HVAC solutions that optimize the store environment while delivering best-in-class energy savings.
Forty34 was formed by industry veterans focused on advising the grocery and commercial refrigeration industry. We recognize the environmental, operational, and economic opportunity for our clients and the need to develop and implement holistic technology and engineering solutions.
Energy Assessments – Forty34’s holistic approach to energy efficiency starts with an assessment – we test the bounds and unlock the opportunities of your facility thru a thorough assessment and outline an energy profile, potential savings, and any sustainability recommendations for compliance requirements.
Operational Due Diligence – For any financial or corporate acquirer of a grocery business, we have the tools and experience to analyze energy data and the operational footprint (including in-store audits) to understand the under-writable opportunities and the potential economic upside.
Commercial Due Diligence – Forty34 can work with OEMs and component manufacturers on strategy and market sizing. We can perform market and pricing, competitive landscape, partnerships (energy, commercial and regulatory), and sales planning analysis and implementation.
Advisory Board – Forty34 has an unparalleled network of industry luminaries, engineers, consultants, and former grocery & refrigeration executives as advisors who help guide the Forty34 strategy and assist in designing the best solutions for our clients.