Since the market launch in 2015, SCHOTT has successfully delivered more than 100,000 transparent glass door systems to customers. For a long time, food retailers like Lidl and Auchan have been benefiting from an unobstructed view of their product range – without cumbersome doorframes and vertical profiles. The transparent Termofrost® doors are not only found in English supermarkets, but also in France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Brazil and Japan. A key aspect for the success of the doors was the use of transparent spacers for the insulation glass. The previously common vertical frame profiles and vertical pillars are no longer needed.
Auchan is impressed: “By closing open chiller equipment, we aim to reduce our energy consumption sustainably. The option of retrofitting with transparent doors enabled us to speed up the process,” explained Vincent Vandermeirssche, Technical Director at Auchan Retail France.