An easy cost-effective insulated catering solution

Tower temperature-controlled insulated catering boxes simplify your supply chain by removing the need to create dedicated networks at each station and deliver proven physical and temperature protection for onboard catering.

A simplified supply chain using our thermal insulated food containers offers both an environmental and cost-effective catering solution. Compatible with ATLAS catering equipment it removes the need to use dry ice providing a safer catering operation, whilst providing temperature compliance and maintaining food safety requirements. The longevity of  Tower’s Temperature-controlled Catering Insulated Boxes enables you to provide return catering opportunities and multiple leg flights with a single catering uplift.

Access to a global network means greater availability and flexibility for airline, rail customers and catering companies to lease insulated food containers to keep their food frozen, or chilled for up to 24 hours at a temperature <+8°C for 24 hours.

Tower Advanced Insulated Boxes (AIB) are the essential link in the stability of your food cold chain to prevent food spoilage and guarantee consumer safety.

We are working with more than 60 airlines/rail/catering companies worldwide, and our AIB catering boxes have been in service, successfully improving onboard passenger experience, since 2015.

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24-hour product protection

Tower’s Advanced Insulated Boxes (AIB) catering boxes maintain the temperature of food at <+8°C for 24 hours. Built with stainless steel, 6000 series aircraft aluminum and Fumed silica/carbon vacuum insulation panels they stand up to the rigors of daily airline/rail catering operations and is washable in commercial catering tunnel washing machines. Our products have been in service for over 7 years with key global airlines.

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Deliver consistent performance

Using high energy density phase-change materials (PCM) technology to offer complete flexibility of use, maintain consistent temperature.

This advanced technology remove the need of dry ice,  eliminates any health and safety concerns, and ensures food quality.

It also provides flexibility to operate multiple leg flights/journeys or return catering opportunities with a single catering uplift as our technology enable foods to be stored for up to 24 hours within the legal safety temperature requirements at below 8°C, within the need of external power/chilled galleys or human intervention throughout flight/train journey or overnight.

This allows airlines/rail companies to reduce the need for dedicated supply chain networks at each station, reduces food wastage, gives customers more choice and allows catering to be uplifted from base. The AIB are food graded or FDA “known safe”.

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100% reusable

Extremely durable to withstand the rigors of airline catering operations and fully washable in the catering tunnel washing machine. The Phase Change Material (PCM) cooling panels are simple to refreeze and insert into the Advanced Insulated Boxes (AIB) providing a fully configured unit in minutes. Tower’s AIB provide a reusable, cost-effective solution, long lease solution that contributes to customers’ circular supply-chain ambition. Units are 100% reusable.


Find the right cold chain solution for your catering needs

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Delivering value through customer-focused innovation

Tower incorporates innovation through design to meet food safety Standards and the regulatory demands of the food supply chain. Our patented design technology meets the requirements of our customers to be compatible with an Atlas half and full cart and exceeds the temperature-control demands of the food industry by providing a 24-hours protection.

Our expert teams work closely with our customers, realising their requirements and how we can address emerging needs. Tower collaborates with stakeholders to identify challenges across a global supply chain and to deliver customer-focused innovation so don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Tower for airlines and rail onboard catering

Tower Cold Chain is the essential link in the stability of your food cold chain. Our innovative containers and dedicated customer services maintain the cold chain, ensures we meet the airline/rail catering industry performance standard, providing temperature compliance and maintaining food safety requirements at a temperature below +8°C for 24 hours from the point of sealing the unit to prevent food spoilage and guarantee consumer safety.

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