Fruit and veg operator picks Carrier’s Vector 1550 for fleet upgrade 06 January 2016

Perth-based fruit and vegetable producer Stewarts of Tayside has updated its refrigerated fleet with 16 Vector 1550 units from Carrier Transicold, citing aftersales support as a key factor in its decision, as well as equipment reliability.

The new units are mounted to 13.6 metre Schmitz Cargobull trailers – and leased through Total Reefer – and operate from Stewarts’ Glencarse site.

The units will be used seven days a week, transporting fresh strawberries, raspberries and Swedes from the site to supermarket distribution centres across the UK.

Stewarts has used Carrier’s refrigeration units on reefer trailers for 15 years and, says transport manager Jim Winn, they “never miss a beat”.

He adds: “Carrier Transicold worked closely with us to ensure we were specifying the optimum system for our needs; they took into consideration everything from the frequency of door openings to cooling capacity and journey lengths.

“The Vector 1550 system offered the best combination of power and fuel efficiency, and we’ve been very pleased with our choice.”

The repair and maintenance contract includes EU F-Gas regulation compliance and access to Carrier’s OneCall 24/7 breakdown support.

“The level of aftersales support we’ve enjoyed over the years from Carrier Transicold UK was key to winning our business again,” says Winn.

“We have complete trust in the product and the service network. Plus, the repair and maintenance agreement includes full compliance with the new F-Gas regulations, which is one less thing to worry about.”

Laura Cork

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