Exhibitors at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show (TCS&D) are gearing up to showcase their latest solutions for cold storage and transport, with many companies putting the spotlight firmly on sustainability in the latest innovations for the cold chain sector.
Taking place on the 25th and 26th June at Peterborough’s East of England Arena, the TCS&D Show is the UK’s only dedicated event for the cold storage and distribution sector.
Exhibitors at this year’s show include Carrier Transicold (stand E20), which will be exhibiting its next-generation temperature-controlled trailer system – the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency). With an ultra-modern design, the Vector® HE 19 delivers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 30 per cent and a 10 per cent saving in weight. “This is a huge step forward for trailer refrigeration and the most important refrigeration unit to be launched by Carrier Transicold in the UK for a decade,” said Scott Dargan, Managing Director, Northern Europe. “We’ve combined existing, cutting-edge technology with a host of new features to help operators make a step-change improvement in fleet efficiency and sustainability.” The company says the system is also 19 per cent more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby, meaning operators will see reduced diesel, maintenance and electricity bills.
Another exhibitor promoting the sustainability of its solutions will be Solomon Commercials (stand E10), recognised as a leading bodybuilder for refrigerated vehicles. The company will be exhibiting its latest home delivery body, which features advanced panel technology to result in an incredibly lightweight design. The chassis of the vehicle is a Fiat Ducato, converted to electric by BD Auto, and its green credentials are further enhanced by the Thermo King E200 fridge unit, which runs on battery power only, to ensure near-silent and emission-free deliveries. Solomon Commercials will also exhibit a larger vehicle on its stand. The 18-tonne rigid on a DAF chassis has been designed to ensure maximum efficiency in operation. Says Anthony Clegg, Sales Director, “As a dual-temperature vehicle, the compartments are split by the Solomon-designed movable and stowable bulkhead. This allows for complete freedom of compartment size, from a fully open single-temperature, to varying compartment sizes of frozen/chilled produce.”
‘Ride & Drive’ Experience
Making the most of both the space available at the East of England Arena and the summer weather, TCS&D 2019 will see the return of the Ride & Drive Experience Track in the outside display area. “This is a unique opportunity for potential buyers to test drive vehicles,” explained Martyn Cogan, Exhibition Director, “including a brand-new refrigerated vehicle from MAN Truck & Bus UK.” New for 2019 will be an indoor demonstration area for cold store forklift trucks, which will feature an exclusive racking display from SSI Schaefer.
As well as showcasing the industry’s latest innovations, the exhibition – @TCSDShow on Twitter – will feature a comprehensive programme of free-to-attend seminars. The conference programme will feature up to 40 speakers across four ‘hubs’ over the two days. TCS&D’s organisers will be providing access to videos of the seminars after the event for everyone who visited the show.
TCS&D Awards Dinner
The bi-annual show is also co-located with the annual TCS&D Awards (@TCSDAwards) and Gala Dinner, which will take place on the evening of the first day of the show. The awards recognise excellence in the perishable supply chain in a variety of categories and provide a great opportunity for networking with industry colleagues.
World Refrigeration Day
The TCS&D Show will also be the focus for the UK’s celebration of the inaugural World Refrigeration Day (WRD) – which coincides with the second day of the exhibition – led by Refcom’s Graeme Fox, co-founder of WRD. In the show’s WRD Village, the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB) will host a series of workshops and will also live-stream selected seminars to an international audience.
Discover the Industry’s Latest Solutions
Other exhibitors with distribution solutions include refrigerated transport manufacturers Gray & Adams, Isuzu Truck UK, MAN Truck & Bus UK, Paneltex and Truck Craft Bodies; distribution service providers Chiltern Cold Storage Group, Chiltern Distribution, Lineage Logistics and Mobius Logistics; vehicle solutions suppliers AST Signs, GAH Refrigeration, Hultsteins, Marshall Fleet Solutions, Myriad Parts, Petit Forestier, Prohire, Seven Telematics, Longhurst Refrigeration and VMS Fleet Management; and refrigerated transport repair specialist, Yaxley Coachworks. Products and services for cold storage being exhibited at TCS&D include cold store construction, material handling systems, refrigeration engineering, rapid-action doors, portable cold stores, loading dock equipment, forklift trucks, cold store workwear, HVAC systems, packaging, temperature monitors and mobile computing equipment. The full 2019 exhibitor list is now live at www.tcsdshow.com.
Visitors are encouraged to register to facilitate entry to the show and to follow TCS&D 2019 on Twitter using #TCSD19. For more details on the TCS&D Exhibition & Conference, visit www.tcsdshow.com and for information on the TCS&D Awards Dinner, visit www.tcsdawards.com.