Flexibility key to Pinkertons choice of Gray & Adams 25 January 2013

Pinkertons is reporting success with a new specification multi-zone refrigerated rigid, developed following its acquisition of sandwich maker and hot food specialist Ashwood Agencies.

Sales manager for the fresh pork and meat supplier, David Gibson, explains that the new business mean transporting frozen as well as chilled foods

"We were taking on an entirely new type of business and uncertain as to how quickly it would take off, and how much fresh and how much frozen product we would have to carry," says Gibson.

"For this reason we were keen to make the load area in our new vehicle as flexible as possible, so we could deal with a range of volume requirements."

The solution, as developed by Gray & Adams, was a movable, two-piece mattress bulkhead, complete with integral door, which could be positioned between shelving modules to create either 50:50 or 75:25 splits in the cargo area.

The bulkhead can also be removed completely for single-temperature operation, while its PVC finish means it is easy to clean.

Gray & Adams' insulated box body has been fitted with a ThermoKing T-800R Spectrum refrigeration unit, while the 10-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego 1018 chassis is Pinkertons' biggest yet, the company having previously relied on 5- and 7.5-tonne vehicles.

John Challen

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