This is Carrier Transicold’s first order from James Hall & Co: the new units are mounted to 11.2-metre Gray &Adams trailers, and operate from the company’s distribution centre in Preston, delivering a mix of ambient, fresh and frozen produce to 540 Spar outlets across northern England.
“After hearing great things about the Vector 1950 MT unit, we decided to put it to the test for ourselves with an initial order of four units,” says Ian Farnworth, fleet engineering manager, James Hall & Co.
“The nature of our business means trailer utilisation is high and ensuring reliable performance from our fleet is critical to keep our business running smoothly. Based on what we have experienced so far, we feel safe knowing that the new Carrier Transicold systems will prove reliable additions to our fleet.”
With a high refrigeration capacity of 18,875 watts, the Vector 1950 MT maintains temperature control of sensitive goods on intensive distribution routes with multiple door openings. Multi-zone control allows for a flexible trailer configuration, while the 5,700 m3/h airflow helps to protect the cargo.
Separately, Carrier Transicold has announced that it has acquired TRS Transportkoeling, a Dutch manufacturer of transport refrigeration systems for trailers, trucks and containers.
Carrier says the move will strengthen its “sustainable cold chain” credentials, with a wider range of engine-less transport refrigeration products.