Thermo Box Lifting and Handling

                 Insulated Food Transport Box Lifting and Handling

  Manufacturer   Model   WeightEMPTY Weight with 3x GN 1/3 -100mm Inc food or liquid   TOTALWEIGHT
        Rieber Thermo Port 50k 7.0 kilo 7.5 kilo 14.5 kilo
Rieber Thermo K 7.5 kilo 5.5 kilo 13.0 kilo
Cambro Camcarriers 9.0 kilo 7.5 kilo 16.5 kilo
Cambro Ultra 7.7 kilo 5.5 kilo 13.2 kilo
ThermoBox GN 100mm 1.2 kilo 7.5 kilo 8.0 kilo
Fimi 4ltr 4.0 kilo 5.5 kilo 9.5 kilo
Fimi 6.5 lt. 5.0 kilo 5.5 kilo 10.5 kilo


 Trade References - Thermo Box Comfort Boxes and Cylindrical Containers

Customer Contact Tel Number
North Lanarkshire CouncilCatering & Cleaning Call us for contact details  01622 872821
Stirling CouncilCatering & Cleaning Call us for contact details  01622 872821
Luton School & Welfare Catering Call us for contact details  01622 872821
Glasgow City CouncilCatering Call us for contact details  01622 872821
BedfordshireCounty Council Call us for contact details  01622 872821

Catering Food Transport and Holding Methods


Hot food transporting and holding methods

Regeneration trolleys. These are used for the actual heating of frozen or chilled food up to serving temperature. This re-heating system requires more a powerfull heating system and therefore more substantial and expensive power supply. Food can be loaded plated or in bulk and the heating system allows the food to be reheated close to the point of service, the typical reheat time is approximately 1 hour

Like mobile hot cupboards, regeneration trolleys can also be manufactured for hot and cold food transport and regeneration. Trays can be provide which have one half hot for chilled food such as dessert or salad and the other half hot carrying the hot meal. Regeneration trolleys are widely used in schools, hospitals and other sites where food is prepared in a central production kitchen and transported either to satellite food preparation areas or to where it is served.

Mobile Hot Cupboards (e.g.Hospital food trolleys) These are generally a well insulated trolley which may or may not have it's own heating system for holding or regeneration. Trolleys can use internal heating elements to hold hot food prior to transporting from one place to another and this heating system can use an electrical power supply at the point of use to heat up to recover from heat losses whilst doors are opened and closed during service. Some Hot food insulated trolleys have built in steam generation / humidifiers to prevent skinning of sauces and drying of food. Food transport trolleys can be designed to carry both hot and cold food either in plated meal form or in bulk.

Illuminated and heated gantries and bain-maries can be incorporated along with aesthetically pleasing finishes up to board room furniture standard.

Insulated Transport Boxes (Thermoboxes or thermal boxes)  Insulated  transport boxes are often used for transporting food for longer distances or where the food will spend a greater time away from a power sources. The Thermobox type of transport box are an extremely light, durable and low cost method of hot or cold food transportation. There are also heavier transport boxes with a plastic skin and some type of foam insulation. The domestic type coolboxes are not well enough constructed and do not insulate well enough for comnmercial use. Thermoboxes come in a multitude of sizes from boxes for transporting food in single plated meal quantities up to large gastronorm transport boxes for transporting hot, chilled or frozen food in bulk Cooling, Heating and heat boosting systems are available for Thermoboxes,

Food transport box research and development

With a wealth of food transport experience Thermo-box is the ideal company to work with to research and develop new and innovative food transport solutions.

Our team will work with you to develop special products for specific food and other transport requirements.


Meals on Wheels insulated hot food transport box performance test

Meals on Wheels hot food transport box performance test using an economy Thermobox 

This test was carried out in typical, but not ideal conditions using a 1/2 GN Economy Thermo-Box containing only 4 ready meals, each meal weighing 400g. One Thermo-box was equipped with Thermo Boost and Thermoshield, the other Thermo-box just contained the four meals. Meals were taken out of boxes at intervals (see graph at bottom of page) to replicate a real meals-on-wheels type delivery situation.
Date : 2nd June 2008
Time : 11.30 a.m.
thermobox meal on wheels test condition
The top row of readings below show that with the Thermo-boost and a Thermo-shield inside the Thermo-Boxes the length of time the water stayed above the 63C limit was over two hours, almost double the time without the Thermo-Boost and Thermo-Shield 
 thermobox meal on wheels test condition
 thermo boost and thermo shield inc graph
 Thermo Box Thermo-Boost and Thermo-Shield information 

Thermobox strength

  • Thermoboxes are manufactured from amazingly tough EPP (expanded polypropylene)  

  • The high wall thickness of our genuine Thermohauser Thermoboxes make them the toughest Thermoboxes on the market

  • Thermoboxes typically have a lifespan of over 5 years

  • When compressed the Thermobox material returns to its original shape - this is what makes it infinitely superior to EPS (expanded polystyrene) transport boxes

  • Weight for weight Thermoboxes are without doubt the toughest form of insulated transport boxes
Thermobox with man standing on it.jpg 

Thermobox sealed lids

  • On all but the economy Thermoboxes, Thermoboxes have stepped joints between lid and box to give optimum sealing 
  • Stepped Junctions between lid and box greatly reduce the ingress of ambient temperature air during box movement this is essential for transporting hot or frozen food.
  • Reduced ingress of ambient temperature air greatly increase Thermoboxes capability to hold products at high or low temperatures during transport
  • For chilled food transport compromises can be made when purchasing Thermoboxes, because the ambient temperature might be quite close to that of the product being carried in the box.  For Hot or Frozen food transport good lid closure is absolutely essential. Therefore one of the top priorities when choosing a box for Hot or Frozen Food Transport is that the lid locks shut when the box is closed

Thermo Box Thicker Insulation

Thermobox - Thicker insulation = Higher performance = Food stays Hot or Cold for longer during transportation

  • The genuine Thermohauser Thermobox on the right has thicker insulation than our economy Thermobox on the left.


  • Thick insulation and a good lid to box seal is essential for Hot food transport and Frozen  food transport

Thermo boxes Advantages

Thermo-box Advantages:

  • Thermo-box Insulated Food Transport Box. The low cost insulated food transport solution
  • The UK's largest range of insulated food containers
  • Local councils throughout the UK and Europe use Thermohauser Thermo-boxes
  • Outside caterers use Thermohauser insulated transport boxes
  • Schools and Hospitals throughout the UK and Europe transport food using Thermohauser meal systems
  • Ideal for “Meals on Wheels” type services
  • Keeps HOT FOOD HOT
  • Pizza thermoboxes are designed with micro ventilation to avoid condensation
  • Several sizes of standard GN food container can be accomodated in Thermo boxes
  • Interlocking stacking thermal foodboxes for ease of transport or insulated food storage
  • Eases lifting and handling.
  • Long life - Thermohauser Insulated Thermo-boxes typically last for 5 - 10 years
  • Heat pads available for insulated Hot boxes
  • Cooling pads and pouches available for insulated Thermo-Box Cool boxes
  • Thermo box dividers for seperating product types
  • Thermo boxes interlock for easy loading in vans and trucks




  • Extremely strong and durable polypropylene is used to manufacture genuine Thermohauser Thermoboxes
  • Unbelievably light weight insulated food transport system
  • A massive range of thermobox solutions for any insulated meal transport system is available from stock in the UK from our national network of distributors