Channons adopts IoT technology for customers with CCP
Rod McMullen, the CEO of Krogers Supermarkets in the US, recently said “the one thing that keeps me awake at night is food safety”. If perishable food temperatures are not maintained within the safe zone, the business impact can be substantial. The US Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle is an obvious case in point. According to CNN Money, the food safety crisis at Chipotle wiped out US$11 billion of the company’s market value.
The benefits of wireless temperature monitoring technology offered by ASX-listed CCP Technologies has been acknowledged this week by Channon Refrigeration, with the two companies signing a reseller agreement.
CCP is a low-cost critical control point management system, which uses wireless smart IoT sensors to capture data 24/7 (such as temperature, humidity and open/close events). Sensors are installed in refrigerated environments and the data is delivered to the company’s data cloud platform where it is analysed to deliver business intelligence. Customers access this information through web and mobile dashboards and receive real-time alerts via SMS, email and push notifications.
Established in 1976, Channon’s is a leading provider of commercial cooking and refrigeration equipment to Australia’s hospitality industry. The agreement will support CCP’s growth by expanding its reach to the food industry.
“This is an exciting channel partnership for CCP,” said Michael White, executive director and chief executive of CCP. “Channon’s are well-known in the industry. Initially, the agreement estimates sales of 2000 monitoring points.”
Channon Refrigeration supplies refrigeration equipment and services to a large range of businesses including hotels, clubs, cafes, breweries, restaurants, supermarkets, fast-food chains, including Clubs Australia.
John Channon, managing director of Channon Refrigeration, said the company is known for its 24/7 servicing with technical service and installation divisions operating around-the-clock nationally.
“CCP takes us into providing proactive refrigeration services,” he said. “With CCP installed at a customer site, our national network of fully qualified technicians can quickly respond to any alert or predictive maintenance notification before the customer know there’s a problem.”
Channon’s has already introduced CCP to its customer base and proven its ability to deliver blue chip sales opportunities, said White. One of their customers, a large club in Sydney with over 120 monitoring points, is currently trialling the CCP solution.
CCP’s current customer base in Australia and North America includes many well-known corporate brands seeking a comprehensive IoT critical control point management system. By building a strategic partner network and offering an affordable solution, the company anticipates rapid growth and expansion of its install base.