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Cambro Proves Durability at Belfast University

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When the going gets tough, the tough get Cambro. Queen’s University Belfast, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is a research-intensive university that is considered one of the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom. Queen’s University Belfast has more than 24,000 students who are from a variety of places across the world. 

One reason Horgan was quick to choose Cambro GoBoxes over his other options was because he knows Cambro means durability. More than 10 years ago, Queen’s University Belfast invested in Century Textured Wood Grain Trays that are still in operation today.

When Brian Horgan, Head of Campus Food and Drink, had to provide hot meals to 3,000 who were in intensive quarantine, he needed to find something that would maintain safe food temperatures from their production kitchen to student accommodations.

“We bought quite a few [Cam GoBoxes®] of different sizes and they were great because before that we’d used a very rigid, heavy, hard box, which was difficult to transport, whereas a guy could almost sort of sling this over his shoulder and climb stars and go about different accommodation blocks,” said Horgan.

Now, Horgan still uses his GoBoxes to provide catering orders and lunches.

“They’re still very handy and I like them because people aren’t inclined to hurt themselves lifting them, and they won’t over pack them. It helps with manual handling. There’s a health and safety aspect to it for me; we employ as many ladies as we do men,” said Horgan.

One reason Horgan was quick to choose Cambro GoBoxes over his other options was because he knows Cambro means durability. More than 10 years ago, Queen’s University Belfast invested in Century Textured Wood Grain Trays that are still in operation today.

“I would describe them as pretty bulletproof. You’d have to go really out of your way to try and break a Cambro tray. I think they’re pretty indestructible,” said Horgan.

“I’ve seen a cheaper tray that maybe isn’t as durable and that maybe warps or bends, but the Cambro tray—I like it because you can stack them when they’re empty, they’re easy to clean, they’re easy for customers to lift, they’re durable and they’re just reusable over and over again.”

Previously, Horgan used a tray with a wood finish that unfortunately started to deteriorate, plus it didn’t have a non-slip surface like his Cambro trays, so items were able to fall off.

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