Food lockers for e-grocery and meal delivery

We provide refrigerated and heated lockers for e-grocery and food delivery. Whatever is your use case, we can support it combining different compartment sizes, door layouts and temperatures zones. Our lockers are compact in size, low noise and beautifully designed, so they are suitable for indoor placement also. They are plug-and-play, so the installation is fast and easy. Penguin refrigerated lockers comes with a complete set of API to speed up the software integration process.

Food lockers lines

Food lockers e-grocery delivery

In STACKED line, columns are composed by stacked lockers, like Lego™ bricks, in order to have independent temperature per each locker.
§V Independent locker temperature
§V Independent locker air flow
§V Conditioning options:
§V Low noise
§V Compact size

Food lockers meal delivery

In DIVIDED line, lockers belonging to a column share the same cabinet and they are separated by shelves, in order to have more flexibility in doors layout.
§V Flexible doors layout
§V Up to 8 lockers per column
§V Conditioning options:
§V Low noise
§V Compact size

Food lockers e-grocery big size
GAS line

GAS line uses gas/compressors cooling units, in order to provides frozen capability and increased performance for outdoor in hot climates. It has 3 sizes for optimised grocery delivery.
§V Flexible doors layout
§V Up to 8 lockers per column
§V Conditioning options:
§V Suitable for hot climates

Shared fridge for hotels - Food lockers

Industrial fridge with lockable drawers to minimize the cost / space per locker. Each drawer has its own electronic lock.
§V Lowest cost per served user
§V Up to 24 drawers per module

Refrigerated lockers energy consumption

What are the differences?

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1. Enter a pin code via keypad or QR code.
2. Open the door highlighted by a flashing light.
3. Collect the goods.

Why Penguin refrigerated lockers are different

Peltier effect refrigerated lockers
20+ years without troubles

Penguin refrigerated lockers use thermoelectric cooling systems, based on Peltier effect, instead of conventional gas+compressor systems.

Thermoelectric systems have no moving parts inside, thus there is no risk of mechanical failures. They are also invulnerable to leaks because they are gas free.

They use solid state Peltier cells showing mean time between failures (MTBF) to exceed 100,000 hours. i.e. 22 years at normal usage rate.

✓ Zero maintenance
✓ Long life cycle
✓ No gas, invulnerability to leaks
✓ No compressor, no mechanical failures
✓ No cooling unit on top
✓ No risk of fire

Refrigerated lockers independent temperature

Refrigerated lockers are stacked, like Lego™ bricks

 Each locker is actually an independent module, like a Lego™ brick.

This feature is embedded in our STACKED Line lockers, enabling unique benefits like independent locker temperature and separated air flow between lockers (no contamination risk).

Refrigerated lockers independent temperature

Each refrigerated locker has its own temperature

Each locker is equipped with its own thermoelectric unit, thus it can be controlled in real time in order to have an independent internal temperature.

For example, you can store wine bottles at 18 °C / 64 °F in one locker and a cold sushi at 2°C / 36°F in the locker above.

Heating mode
Peltier thermoelectric units can also be used for heating, showing a better efficiency than traditional coils. They are able to heat the locker internal cell up to +70 °C (158 °F).

Heated lockers for meal delivery

Hot meals delivery (with chilled storage)

Penguin thermoelectric units are bivalent: they can pass from cooling mode to heating mode in a few seconds. This feature enables food services and catering companies to deliver meals at the serving temperature, up to 65 °C / 149 °F.

Heating feature can be used in combination with refrigeration to implement special delivery models, e.g. lockers are switched from cooling to heating some hours before lunch time.

Please, check also Riderlockers, specialized in hot lockers for food delivery (Deliveroo, Glovo, Just Eat).

Grab & Pay food lockers

Penguin food lockers can be equipped with weight sensors to enable the “pay what you take” revenue model. This technology allows to break down storage costs since you can store multiple items in the same locker.

Energy saving

Refrigerated lockers energy saving

In standard collect stations all lockers are refrigerated 24h/7, regardless of whether they are operating or not. Instead, each Penguin locker is selectively refrigerated only when it is in use. This means that, as end users collect their packages, lockers are switched off and the energy consumption progressively decreases, obtaining average savings of 35% on energy costs with respect to the "24h/7" refrigerated technology.

refrigerated lockers door lock
Always accessible

Our refrigerated lockers are always accessible thanks to the emergency unlock system. In case of inspection or electronic fault (eg. during a power black out) you can open any locker (and compartments inside lockers if any) using a key. Keys are tubular pin type with 256 pin codes available. Keys can be either shared among all the collect station lockers, or can be specific for each locker.

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Small refrigerated lockers

The most compact refrigerated lockers in the market

Thanks to thermoelectric cooling technology, Penguin refrigerated lockers are smaller than gas/compressor models. They can pass under standard doors and they can even fit inside a lift.

Penguin lockers are pallet truck friendly also, so you can move them easily wherever you want.

... and the easiest to install
Refrigerated lockers installation

A four columns collect-station can be mounted in 2 hours by unskilled staff just joining pre-assembled columns. Moving columns into position is not difficult because each one is pallet truck compliant (just remove the bottom grid and insert forks). But we can do even better: if your location is not accessible to pallet trucks, we can deliver the station fractionated in singular lockers (instead of pre-assembled columns), so that one person and a normal lift are enough to bring all the components to the location.

Refrigerated lockers low noise

Low noise refrigerated lockers

Thermoelectric cooling technology is almost silent because it has no moving parts inside. This technology is perfect for indoor usage, e.g. coworking, offices, family buildings. Actually, Penguin lockers are as silent as a high-end home fridge (about 36 dB, depending on models).

Refrigerated lockers fire class not flammable

Best fire reaction class in refrigerated lockers market

Our refrigerated lockers are not flammable. Differently from industry standard, based on Propane R290, Penguin lockers do not use flammable refrigeration gas, nor mechanical moving parts, e.g. compressors, which can initiate fire in case of breaks. We use a special insulating foam with a unique fire reaction class (Euroclass B s1 d0 / non flammable, no smoke, no dripping), instead of standard polyurethane foam  which is highly flammable.

Hi-end software

Masters of integration
Refrigerated lockers easy integration with software

Our API (application program interface) includes a truly complete set of features, from simple booking to complex groupage algorithms, to simplify the life of your IT team.

Our infrastructure relies upon Amazon Web Services, the cloud platform chosen by big brands like Netflix, Airbnb, BMW, Siemens to serve fast, scalable and secure services. 

Do you have special requirements? Penguin Lockers has a dedicated IT team, ready to accomplish any integration requirement, even the most demanding ones. 

Dashboard for control of lockers
Keep everything under control

With Penguin dashboard it is possible to monitor working conditions (e.g lockers’ temperature, power consumption, ambient temperature, doors left open), review order status (shipped, picked, returned) and remotely control lockers, (e.g. unlock a door).

Using remote diagnostic tools, our support team can monitor all parameters and logs. In the event of a fault, we can remotely diagnose it very quickly. And, if the problem cannot be fixed remotely, on-site adjustments becomes easier and faster.

Penguin Lockers

Via Degli Abeti 17/2
Gorgonzola - 20064 Italy
VAT IT09904640969

We produce refrigerated lockers for grocery delivery, meal delivery, catering, food services. We operate in the following areas: US, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, France Italia, Kuwait, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Emirates, Oman. We produce Refrigerated lockers, cooled lockers, delivery lockers, click and collect lockers, chilled lockers, e-grocery lockers. In Italy or Italia we call refrigerated lockers armadietti refrigerati oppure lockers refrigerati per GDO, catering, mense aziendali.