Rapid Air Up-tempering

In addition to our microwaving facility we can also offer rapid air up-tempering as a quality, value option.


Two Methods Available

We offer both Rapid-Air and Microwave Up-Tempering


Lead Times

Rapid air is significantly slower than Microwaving but can be well suited for long lead time products.


Across the Line

Rapid air is great for getting products gently across the line from just below freezing to chilled.



We maintain traceability throughout all of our up-tempering processes

The Advantages of Rapid Air

In addition to our extensive microwave facility we also have large rapid air chambers within which we can up-temper customers product to their specifications. While significantly slower and less precise than microwaving Rapid Air is often a good match for long lead time and shelf life products.

Many customers who opt for Rapid Air up-tempering of their product are taking the huge step up from ambient air up-tempering, or other, less effective and imprecise methods. The danger of these methods is that a pallet of product will increase in temperature from the outside inwards, making it very difficult to tell when a pallet is fully thawed, creating inconsistencies and variances in quality in dispatched product.



Working to BRC accredited processes, our highly experienced Production Team and on-site Quality and Technical Personnel, including OVS Qualified Staff, carry out full product trials to confirm product parameters and to ensure the quality of your product is maintained through the up-tempering process. Our uniformed and scientific approach seeks to ensure minimal drip lossreduced moisture on and in packaging and provides full traceability at all stages.

This method of up-tempering is suitable for many products so do contact us to discuss your specific requirements.



Our Sites

With locations across the North of England, Magnavale are one of the UK's leading providers of cold storage services.

Our facilities are operated by Amanda Cogan - Chief Operating Officer

A long established added value facility, working closely with manufacturers and major retailers and providing a true just-in-time service, through a comprehensive portfolio of services.

Our Chesterfield site and Headquarters is centrally located just 5 minutes away from Junction 29 of the M1, enabling us to reach 75% of the UK population in under 3 hours.


Our largest site with 6 purpose-built, stand-alone coldstores offering 650,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.

The Scunthorpe site is ideally located for the import and export of goods from Grimsby and Hull Docks and its location in North Lincolnshire, an area renowned for growing some of the best produce in the country, makes it an ideal location to freeze and store fruit and vegetables.

BRC Approved and offering a range of chambers and racking to suit both bulk and fast-moving products, this site has the capacity and flexibility to provide a complete operational solution.


This modern, purpose-built facility with over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, incorporating multi-temperature chambers and mobile racking, is a fast moving distribution centre.

Located just 1.5 miles from major motorways giving easy access to all major retail and wholesale distribution centres, our Warrington site provides well-established consolidation and cross docking services.

A new addition to our Warrington facility is our recently installed blast freezer which brings our group blast freezing capacity to 4500 pallets per week.

Contact Us

Head Office:
Magnavale Ltd, Park Road,
Holmewood Industrial Park,
Chesterfield, S42 5UY

01246 854999