50,000 sqm for refrigerators with a low environmental impact
The new Occimiano plant has been operating since October 2018. This is a well known production site in Monferrato, formerly owned by IAR-Siltal.
The wide area (50,000 square meters of which half covered), the new line and the new machines allow us to better satisfy our customers:
refrigerated equipment with high performance, low energy consumption respecting the community and the environment.
Cyclopentane foaming, the use of environmentally friendly gases, the adoption of regenerated plastics and recyclable materials are just a few clear examples of our constant commitment to offer refrigeration with low environmental impact.
At U5, quality has been part of a strategic choice, choosing the path of vertical integration.
In U5 we try to produce most of the components in-house, thus being able to directly control the quality of each piece.
This is the case of the doors of the vertical showcases, a crucial component of all vertical refrigerators. A special department specializes in building the doors of all U5 showcases, both negative temperature (Frost Line) and positive temperature (Kryo Line), starting from aluminium profiles.
Always with the aim of producing the various components internally, at the beginning of 2020 we inaugurated the machine to digitally print directly on metal sheet, thus being able to give the customer its graphics with high quality and at affordable prices, feeding Just in Time the production line.
At the end of the production cycle, all the appliances are tested for 24 hours by recording the operating data of each refrigerator.
As a recognition of the efforts made, in just two years since its foundation, U5 obtained ISO 9001 certification on December 22, 2016.
Made in Italy and Italian Design
Italy. A small boot-shaped peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean Sea.
A small country that has always influenced the world, historically and culturally.
At U5 we are proud to be Italian and we are aware of the value of Made in Italy in the world, synonymous with quality and design. Quality and Design, two aspects that we consider fundamental and distinctive also in our industry.
Technically speaking, a refrigerator is the cold environment for drinks, ice cream, etc. but it is also an object that has to be placed in a store and must sell. Therefore it has to be liked by the shop owner and it has to attract the consumer.
To us it is not just a “technical device”, but also the final environment of a product and we believe it is right to devote resources not only to the definition of its technical characteristics but also to its shape, its ergonomics and its aesthetic details.
For the definition of each model we cooperate with skilled Italian design agencies closely, so that our refrigerators always have a distinctive and recognizable Italian Design.
The Vintage line, the Frost line, the Glamour line are tangible examples.
4.0 REFRIGERATED UNITS
The current all-embracing diffusion of technology and connectivity can be of great help for everyday life and this applies also to managing the life of refrigerators in a more rational way. Now it can be easy and affordable to know remotely and in real time how a refrigerator is performing; to receive alarms in the event of malfunctions or temperatures exceeding predefined thresholds; to change settings, and so forth.
Our 4.0 refrigerated units are equipped with an electronic controller capable of connecting to mobile devices which manage remote control thanks to a free and user-friendly APP.
Energy costs are constantly on the rise. At U5 we are convinced that our products must be cost-effective, this being a contribution to the health of our planet as well as a tangible cost reduction for the user.
State of the art is that low energy consumption can be achieved with the adoption of special components, such as variable speed compressors, electronic fans, etc. U5 is able to produce refrigerators equipped with these special devices but the ensuing costs rise dramatically.
This is why for each product category we have identified alternative ways to reduce energy consumption and thus to abate purchase costs. Low-consumption thermodynamic systems, thicker insulation, anti-fog films, are just a number of the solutions that we turn to when engineering our models.