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Coldway technology showcased at Produrable trade-show 2020

Sofrigam exhibited its active cooling solution equipped with the Coldway Technologies cold production system at the Produrable trade fair on 7 and 8 September 2020. Who better than Gilles Labranque, President of SOFRIGAM GROUP, to present this cutting-edge technology for the last-mile delivery? A major innovation in the field of refrigeration to be discovered on video.

Towards 100% carbon-free last-mile deliveries?

Cities are concentrates of human and economic activities, but also real energy machines.

According to the 2014 IPCC report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change):

  • Cities would be responsible for 67% to 76% of CO2 emissions;
  • Transport is one of the main contributors to energy consumption, along with the construction of buildings. The latter sector accounts for between 20% and 50% of the energy consumption of cities and is experiencing significant growth;
  • The delivery of goods accounts for 32% of traffic in the city centre and is tending to increase with population growth and the development of e-commerce.


By 2050, two thirds of the world's population will live in urban areas. This growth will fuel the demand for goods and services, leading to an increase in freight transport flows, an increase in the demand for transport infrastructure and for logistics and storage, which are essential for the proper functioning of metropolises.

Yet, at a time when cities are dreaming of being carbon-free, alternative solutions for the last-mile delivery exist. Easy to implement, cost-effective and efficient, they decongest city centres.

Focus on the Coldway Technologies self-contained refrigeration technology that Sofrigam has integrated into its insulated containers for unique and 100% ecological cold chain transport solutions.

A unique environmentally-friendly refrigeration technology

Whether it's transporting medicines or food products at controlled temperature, the active refrigerated container with Coldway technology offers a solution to the problems of last-mile delivery in the city.

Autonomous, silent, ecological and sustainable, it adapts to any type of transport for 100% flexible, 100% ecological and 100% efficient last-mile logistics.


The active container uses a natural refrigerant: ammonia. Ecological and safe, it represents a future-proof alternative to synthetic refrigerants (HFCs), which are highly polluting. The container does not emit any CO2 into the atmosphere. It operates in complete autonomy and does not require any connection to the battery of the vehicle used.

Nomadic and independent of the vehicle, it can be adapted to any type of vehicle, from bicycles to tricycles and vans.

Quiet, it is perfect for deliveries in urban centres at night or during off-peak hours.

Innovative and unique, this active self-contained container offers unequalled freedom of use, without noise, pollution or maintenance.

It is the eco-responsible alternative to refrigerated vehicles for cold chain delivery in the city.

Discover this unique solution presented by Gilles Labranque at the Produrable exhibition in Paris [video in French only] :