Chaffins goes for Paneltex on Isuzu chassis cabs 03 August 2011

South west food distribution firm Chaffins Foodservice has upgrade two of its Isuzu chassis cabs by swapping the existing twin compartment bodies for new triple compartment refrigerated bodies, built by Hull bodybuilder Paneltex.

"When we looked at swapping bodies on these trucks, Paneltex came up with the ideal solution," explains Ian Daly, transport manager at Chaffins.

"We were able to use their manufacturing facility in Andover for certain work, while the new refrigerated bodies were built for us at their factory in Hull."

Two new triple compartment refrigerated box bodies have been fitted onto the Isuzu 7.5 tonne vehicles, using a central longitudinal bulkhead and two moveable bulkheads, one on either side of the main bulkhead.

Daly says this enables Chaffins to accommodate a wide selection of frozen, chilled and ambient products within the one vehicle body for maximum flexibility. He anticipate a five-year working life for the new bodies, with a possible further second life on a replacement chassis cab.

Both the Isuzu vehicles, with the Paneltex reefer bodies, are working out of Chaffins Foodservice head office in Redruth, Cornwall, and are delivering throughout Cornwall, Devon and the Scilly Isles.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd
Paneltex Ltd

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