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Award-winning Portarlington company gets green light for expansion
By Leinster Express Reporter 25 Aug 2021 A Portarlington company has been given the go ahead for an extension adjoining its factory on the Laois Offaly border. Polar Ice Ltd has been granted permission for the development at its premises at Portarlington Industrial...
Polar Ice Finalists in Operational Excellence Awards 2021
Yesterday we tuned into the Operational Excellence Awards 2021 hosted by Colm O'Regan. Polar Ice were shortlisted for three categories in these awards which aim to recognise those who have made a commitment to achieving operational excellence. While we weren’t...
100th Course Completion – Dry Ice Safety Training
We recently issued our 100th course completion certificate for our online Dry Ice Safety Training. Unable to offer any in-person training sessions last year, we decided to innovate and reshape our course for an online learning platform instead. This allows learners to...
Polar Ice Achieves FTA Green Gold Standard
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully completed our FTA Ireland TruckSafe Audit and achieved the Green Gold Standard. We have aligned our transport operations to the FTA TruckSafe standard since 2019, and achieving the Gold Standard gives us...
Planting 25,000 Trees to Mark 25 Years In Business
We all know the best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago, but the next best time is today! Inspired by our friends in Glenisk and the amazing work done by Self Help Africa's One Million Trees in 2020, Polar Ice Ltd are planting 25,000 trees to mark our 25 years in...
Lights, camera, action!
Lights, camera, action! COCO Content Broadcasting and Media Production Company were onsite at Polar Ice HQ in Portarlington last week, filming for the upcoming series ‘Open For Business’, which will air on RTE1 on Thursday 29th at 7pm. This episode will focus on the...
Start At Best Project Funding Case Study
Polar Ice were one of just five Irish SMEs who received European Start at Best project funding to support workplace innovation practices. Workplace innovation is about "empowering teams, building on their strengths, and embedding an innovation culture across...
Successful BRCGS Audit for Polar Ice
On October the 6th and 7th we undertook a virtual BRC audit with SAI Global. On the success of previous virtual audits for ISO 9001 and FTA Gold Standard, we decided to forge ahead with what is an immense undertaking even in pre-Covid times. A great deal of personnel...
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution with Dry Ice
With the encouraging results for The Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, there has been much discussion on the temperature-controlled logistics challenges associated with distributing the vaccine once approval is granted. Vaccines are...
Polar Ice Recipient of Start At Best Funding
Polar Ice are delighted to be a recipient of Start At Best funding this year. Start At Best is a Horizon 2020 funded project that focuses on workplace innovation to aid business competitiveness. The main goal is to contribute to the development of a European-led wave...
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Last updated: 15/11/2021
Polar Ice as a critical supplier to frontline industries will continue to remain open.
IMPORTANT: DPD Couriers handle our smaller volume deliveries and they are now experiencing a significant increase in the volume of parcels. As a result, delivery may be later in the evening and so we advise customers to schedule delivery for the day prior to planned use. It’s important to factor in the expected amount of dry ice sublimation when having dry ice delivered a day early.
Dry ice has a short shelf-life and sublimates (reverts from a solid to a gas) over time. As an approximate guide expect 18 – 25% loss per 24 hours in polybox storage cartons. Dry Ice should be used within 48 hours of delivery as sublimation rates increase relative to the airspace in the storage box.
- Restricted access to our main premises and depots for non-Polar Ice personnel. Customers collecting dry ice are asked to ring at least 30 minutes in advance and we will have the order ready for collection outside.
- Reduced the number of front-line staff on-site at any one time and facilitated remote working for all other staff.
- Put enhanced sanitising procedures in place on all work-surfaces and company vehicles.
- Continued to update our employees on Covid-19.
- Established and tested our ICT systems to ensure that it’s business as usual for all customers.
We are continuing production and have implemented contingency plans to ensure minimal impact to our supply chain and our customers. We are monitoring events closely and we are acting accordingly based on the latest information available from public health officials. Our ultimate concern is the health of our employees and customers.
If you have queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 057 862 3860 or email email@example.com.
Our head office and manufacturing premises are located in Co. Laois, with depots in Santry Dublin, Little Island Cork, and Portadown Armagh.
Unit 3 Portarlington Ind. Est.
+353 (0)57 862 3860
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