DistriFresh GN1/1 top opening

The GN1/1 format corresponds to the standardized “gastro-norm” or “gastronorm” measure, used for the manufacture of the trays used in professional kitchens.
Our professional isothermal boxes Distrifresh of COLD & CO taking back this standardized format thus make it possible to accomodate all the ustensils of the professional restoration, collective or events (trays, trays). This GN1/1 range with top opening is available in five different volumes.

Works with :

Robust, light, stable. Ideal for intensive use

Suitable for hot, fresh and frozen transport

Compatible with professional cleaning – dishwasher

The gastronorm 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 four different volumes.

1. Professional isothermal boxes Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening 30L, 42L and 46L :

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The closure of the COLD & CO Distrifresh professional isothermal box is completely hermetic thanks to a sealing lip in which the lid is embedded.


Two recessed and ergonomic handles allow a good grip during loading and unloading.

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A smooth surface for impeccable cleaning and compliance with HACCCP standards.

2. Professional isothermal box Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening 46L with reinforced lid :

3. Professional isothermal box Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening 48L ultra-smooth :

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The DistriFresh 48L ultra-smooth professional insulated box has an extremely smooth interior surface for extra cleaning in heavy professional use.


COLD & CO’s range of PPE Distrifresh GN1/1 top-opening professional insulated boxes has been specially designed for professionals offering temperature-sensitive foodstuffs. For example, our PPE Distrifresh professional isothermal box is used for

  • The transportation of fruit and vegetables from the farm to the consumer,
  • The logistics of products from the butchery, cheese-making, bakery and pastry-making 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 top opening professional isothermal box can be used for both cold and hot transport. It is the choice of the eutectic plate, and more precisely of the eutectic liquid it contains, that defines the holding temperature. Choose the eutectic liquid that gives you the cold (or the heat) you need, charge your eutectic plate according to the time/temperature protocol and place your plate on top so that the accumulated energy 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 top opening professional insulated box is made of expanded polypropylene (PPE), a material of choice for thermal insulation. PPE is much stronger than polystyrene due to its robust and impact resistant properties. It resists high temperatures, repeated bending and flexing, chemicals and cracking. It does not absorb water and is very hard.

Therefore, the Distrifresh professional insulated box is particularly suitable for intensive use in logistics for the transport of hot, frozen or fresh food requiring dishwasher and microwave resistance. 

Robust, light, stable

The COLD & CO Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening professional isothermal box is a container made of expanded polypropylene (PPE). It is an isothermal container that has the double advantage of being both extremely robust and resistant to falls and impacts during transport, but also extremely light for easy handling. This very high mechanical resistance allows it to accept a load almost equivalent to its volume. Its PPE material is also very stable over time which makes this isothermal box durable.

Watertight and Waterproof

The PPE beads used in the COLD & CO PPE Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening professional isothermal case are closed cell. This hydrophobic property of the PPE makes the box completely waterproof and leakproof. The design of the lid has been studied to make the Distrifresh professional isothermal box totally hermetic. 

Regulation of the transport of goods - ATP certificate

The Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening professional box from COLD & CO is not ATP certified. However, it is perfectly suitable for transporting perishable goods over a distance of less than 80 kilometers, without breaking the load (i.e. without opening the lid between departure and delivery).

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Food conformity

COLD & CO’s PPE Distrifresh professional isothermal box complies with the EU regulation n°1935/2004 concerning materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. It also complies with EU regulation 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 top opening boxes are dishwasher safe up to 80°C for 15 minutes. The detergents used must be suitable for polypropylene (PP). The outer and inner surfaces of the box can also be cleaned with a soft sponge and soapy water, avoiding abrasive sponges. In case of spillage/contact with grease and oil, we recommend that you clean your PPE Distrifresh professional isothermal box immediately. We strongly advise against the use of “solvent” type products (acetone, alcohol, etc.).

We recommend that the PPE Distrifresh GN1/1 top opening professional isothermal box be dried completely after washing. This can be done naturally by leaving the container in the open air in a slightly inclined position. Manual drying can also be carried out using absorbent sheets, taking particular care over the marking and gripping areas.

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Manufacturing and environmental compatibility

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COLD & CO’s PPE Distrifresh professional isothermal box is made entirely of expanded polypropylene (PPE). This single material design allows it to be fully recyclable and integrated into recycling chains.

During manufacturing, the EPP beads are injected under pressure without the use of chemical blowing agents. It is not 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.


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
front opening

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DistriFresh 600x400
trunk opening

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DistriFresh 600x400
front opening


30L, 42L, 46L, 46L couvercle renforcé, 48L ultra lisse

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