Dawsongroup is proud to announce that we are the recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2022. Dawsongroup’s innovative Temp°store design and success in the humanitarian and global development sector provided us with the winning requirements.
Seeing a need in areas where there is a lack of cold chain infrastructure, Dawsongroup began working with development agencies and NGOs in 2017 with the idea of potentially utilising inflatable storage products for disaster relief and aid projects. Inflatable structure technology was combined with temperature-controlled storage capability by the team at Tectoniks, Dawsongroup’s specialist inflatables company, and the Temp°store was created.
Temp°store is a one-hour deployable, temperature-controlled, inflatable building, incorporating a unique integrated floor and packaging solution. It enables rapid deployment in instances such as humanitarian aid where the cold storage of vaccines is critical. Its temporary nature also enables implementation when a solution is required quickly as it negates the need for planning permission.
With such an innovative and versatile design, Temp°store is ideal for providing cold storage capability quickly and efficiently in remote locations and disaster zones. It can also be used in developing countries to maintain the freshness of food, vaccinations and medication, with the aim of helping to prevent some of the two million avoidable deaths caused by lack of cold storage.
Its flexible, agile and scalable design, along with the option to hire it for the time needed, makes Temp°store ideal for a range of uses. Industries such as hospitality and healthcare, as well as UK food banks, have benefitted from Temp°store’s unique qualities, and it has even been used for the provision of fresh flowers.