DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening

The gastro-norm or gastronorm is the standardized measure used for the manufacture of the trays used in the professional kitchens.
The GN1/1 format of our professional isothermal boxes Distrifresh of COLD & CO allows to welcome all the utensils of the professional catering, collective or events (trays, trays). This GN1/1 range is available in three different volumes.

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Particularly suitable for crush-sensitive products on trays and grids

Ideal for frozen, fresh or hot logistics

Ergonomic design with easy closure, integrated stacking and gripping notch

The DistriFresh GN1/1 professional front-opening insulated box offers easy access for loading and unloading your food trays, food preparation grids and stainless steel hot or cold food containers. Guide rails make loading and unloading easy and fit many combinations of GN containers and utensils in professional kitchens.

1. Professional isothermal box Distrifresh GN1/1 with front opening 66L :

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8 guide rails spaced 32mm apart to receive trays and stainless steel containers in gastronome format

A specific place to slide a eutectic plate in the upper part.

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A removable sliding front door for easy access

2. Professional isothermal box Distrifresh GN1/1 with front opening 87L :

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10 guide rails spaced 4cm apart to accommodate stainless steel trays and containers in gastronome format.

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Suitable for sliding GN1/1 size eutectic plates

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A front door with hinge and clip closure.

3. Professional isothermal box Distrifresh GN1/1 with front opening 93L :

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12 guide rails spaced 32mm apart to accommodate stainless steel trays and containers in gastronome format and 2 specific slots for GN1/1 eutectic plates.

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Notch system for good stacking stability

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Notched handle for easy gripping and carrying.


Specially designed for professionals in the food industry and offering various temperature sensitive food products, the PPE Distrifresh GN1/1 range of professional isothermal boxes with front opening from COLD & CO is used for different types of uses:

  • The transportation of fruit and vegetables from the farm to the consumer,
  • The logistics of products from the butchery, cheese, bakery and pastry sectors,
  • Out-of-home catering with the distribution of catered meals, cold plates and meals in hospitals or for the supply of canteens, schools, university restaurants and industrial kitchens,
  • Home delivery services of pizza, sushi or take-away meals from restaurants.

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How it works

The COLD & CO DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional insulated box can be used for both cold and hot transport. The difference in temperature lies in the choice of the eutectic plate, and more precisely the eutectic liquid it contains, which defines the holding temperature inside the insulated box. After choosing the type of eutectic gel that gives you the cold (or the heat) you need, load your eutectic plate according to its time/temperature protocol and place your plate on the top for the cold and on the bottom for the heat so that the energy accumulated in the plate releases the desired temperature.

The standard holding temperatures available are: 0°C / -3°C / -12°C / -16°C / -21°C. Other holding temperatures exist for specific uses: -35°C / +2°C to +8°C / +15°C to +25°C / +37°C / +65°C

Follow our advice for packaging eutectic plates by downloading our “Instructions for fresh and frozen eutectic plates” sheet.


COLD & CO’s PPE DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional isothermal box is made of expanded polypropylene (PPE), a material known for its thermal insulation qualities. Compared to polystyrene, EPP is much more resistant, especially to impact due to its robustness, but also to high temperatures, repeated bending and flexing, chemical agents and cracking. It does not absorb water and is very hard.

Therefore, the DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional insulated box is perfect for repeated and intensive use for the transport of heat-sensitive foods (frozen, fresh or deep-frozen). 

Robuste, légère, stable

COLD & CO’s DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional isothermal box is an expanded polypropylene (EPP) container. This isothermal container is both extremely robust and resistant to falls and impacts during transport, but also extremely light for easy handling. This very strong resistance allows it to absorb a load almost equivalent to its volume. Moreover, the DistriFresh professional box is extremely durable thanks to its material (PPE) which is very stable over time.

Watertight and waterproof

The PPE used in the COLD & CO professional PPE DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening is made of closed cell beads. This isothermal box is therefore totally waterproof and impermeable with this hydrophobic property of the PPE. The design of the front door has been studied to make the Distrifresh professional isothermal box totally hermetic. 

Regulation of the transport of goods - ATP certificate

The COLD & CO DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional isothermal box is not ATP certified. However, it is possible to transport perishable goods over a distance of less than 80 kilometers around the point of departure, without breaking the load (i.e. without opening the front between departure and delivery).

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Food conformity

The professional PPE DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening box from COLD & CO complies with EU regulation no. 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. It also complies with EU regulation no. 10/2011 on materials and articles made of plastics intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Our PPE Distrifresh professional isothermal crates can therefore contain dry foodstuffs (fruit & vegetables) as well as watery, fatty and acidic foodstuffs. 

Cleaning and Drying

COLD & CO’s professional PPE DistriFresh GN1/1 front-opening boxes can be washed in a professional dishwasher for 15 minutes and up to 80°C. If detergent is used for cleaning, it should be suitable for polypropylene (PP). In the absence of a professional cleaning machine, our professional PP boxes can be cleaned with a soft sponge and soapy water, avoiding abrasive sponges, on the outside and inside. In case of spillage/contact with grease and oil, we recommend that you clean your Distrifresh PPE professional box immediately. We strongly advise against the use of “solvent” type products (acetone, alcohol, etc.).

After cleaning, we recommend that you dry the PPE DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional isothermal box completely. This can be done naturally by leaving the container in the open air in a slightly inclined position. Alternatively, the container can be dried manually using absorbent sheets, paying particular attention to the marking and gripping areas.

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Manufacturing and environmental compatibility

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The PPE DistriFresh GN1/1 front opening professional isothermal box from COLD & CO is made entirely of expanded polypropylene (PPE). This single material design allows it to be fully recyclable and integrated into recycling chains.

During the manufacturing process, the EPP balls are injected under pressure without the use of chemical blowing agents, unlike polystyrene! Also, no chlorofluorocarbons are used in its production.  PPE is produced without the use of halogenated hydrocarbons or compounds containing lead, cadmium, mercury or chromium.


All our PPE Distrifresh professional isothermal boxes are 100% recyclable and contain no HCFC or HBCD.


Need another format ?

The professional PPE Distrifresh box from COLD & CO is available in several formats:

  • The GN 1/1 format can accommodate standard gastronorm containers from the catering industry as well as GN1/1 eutectic plates in 530 x 325 mm format,
  • The 600×400 format allows to contain larger containers of 600×400 format more commonly used in the bakery and pastry sector,
  • The format with front opening allows to receive directly the grids, plates and baking trays with a front loading,
  • The GN1/2 and Delivery Box format for the transport of individualized meals,
  • The large-volume format for artisanal food producers – fishmongers, butchers, pork butchers, cheesemongers, pastry chefs – looking for large-capacity isothermal containers. 

We have other formats for PPE DistriFresh professional isothermal boxes: 

DistriFresh GN1/1
trunk opening

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DistriFresh 600x400
trunk opening

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DistriFresh 600x400
front opening


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