Newport-based Euro Foods Group is continuing its three-year trend of specifying Carrier Transicold temperature control systems on vehicles joining its fleet with the delivery of a new MAN TGS 26.320 rigid truck fitted with a Supra® 750 multi-temperature system. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The sleek and aerodynamic Supra 750 is mounted on a shelf built into the bodywork and is ideal for multi-product deliveries. It is designed specifically for the safe, reliable transport of perishable and frozen foods and provides Euro Foods Group with an advanced level of flexibility, offering set points between -20°C and +30°C.
"We have 36 reefers in the fleet, of which 70 per cent are fitted with Carrier Transicold temperature control systems," said Neil Horgan, fleet manager of Euro Foods Group. "In our experience, the Carrier units are unparalleled in terms of reliability and low-noise operation, with a servicing schedule which is less demanding than other brands."
Key to the Supra 750’s popularity within road transport fleets worldwide is its excellent accessibility that helps to minimise downtime during servicing and maintenance. It also offers reliability, using components that have been proven across the extensive Supra range of refrigeration systems.
"It is essential that we use a refrigeration system which offers the flexibility to support our varied transport requirements. As a customer, we demand unprecedented reliability and competitive whole-life costs, which Carrier Transicold delivers," added Horgan.
The 26 tonne MAN truck will be in operation five days a week and is expected to cover approximately 80,000 kilometres annually, supporting Euro Foods Group’s position as a major processor, importer, exporter and distributor of frozen seafood, meat, poultry, vegetables and herbs, as well as the company’s growing range of finger food, snacks and ready meals. The truck’s specification includes a two-man sleeper cab, with twin compartment Lamberet refrigerated bodywork and dual Dhollandia tail-lifts to allow for the efficient delivery of cages of frozen food from the side of the vehicle, whilst ambient produce is unloaded using a tail-lift at the rear.
The Supra 750 refrigeration system on the MAN truck, together with all Carrier Transicold units on the Newport-based fleet, are serviced and maintained by Carrier Transicold Southern, which operates a fleet of mobile service vans from its modern workshop facility in Avonmouth.