PICARD has installed SANDEN condensing units in several pilot stores in Parisian Region and other locations in France. Purpose is to run cold rooms with CO2, in respect with PICARD's CSR policy.

MCI installed SANDEN refrigeration systems to 35 / 40m3 low-temperature cold rooms in the vicinity of Paris. This solution fits perfectly to all PICARD's projects, from first-mounted projects to retrofitting. SANDEN units complement R290 plug-in showcases and freezers in sales area installations.

Ensuring food safety while respecting the environment is part of PICARD's commitment to curb its environmental footprint. Thus, in the same way as reducing food waste and developing its organic food offer, a greener refrigeration is part of PICARD Corporate Social Responsibility. CO2 is the only non-toxic and non-flammable refrigerant, with a GWP limited to 1 and respect of future deadlines linked to F-Gas regulation.

These tests have been successful and other installations have been made since.


About PICARD: A French retailer specialized in frozen food, Picard's history goes back to the beginning of the last century. Today offering more than 1,100 references, Picard is active in France via 920 stores with an annual turnover of about 1.4 billion euros.

About SANDEN: SANDEN is recognized as one of the world leaders in the field of thermodynamics, especially in air-conditioning & cooling applications, in the automotive, retail & vending sectors. Supported by its 54 operations footprint established in 23 countries, SANDEN develops & manufactures automotive A/C compressors, vending machines, retail showcases & condensing units.