Hultsteins appoints national service partner to support diesel-free transport refrigeration19 April 2021

Left: Graham Usher, sales distributor for Hultsteins products. Right: Jason Longhurst, MD, Longhurst Refrigeration Ltd.

Swedish company Hultsteins has appointed Kent-based Longhurst Refrigeration as UK national aftersales service partner.

Started in 2014 by Denise and Jason Longhurst, the company offers 24-hour provision to operators across the south of England.

As well as providing hands-on service to Hultsteins customers in their usual catchment area, Longhurst will also have responsibility for co-ordinating all repair and maintenance work carried out on Hultsteins’ behalf, nationwide.

Although Hultsteins has been in business since 1959, it only brought its tried and tested alternative to diesel-engined transport refrigeration units (TRUs) to the UK during 2019.

It offers two main products, both of which enable a TRU to be powered by the truck's engine via a PTO. For rigid-bodied vehicles up to 26 tonnes, the Ecofridge Slimline is a fully hydraulic solution, replacing the traditional top-mounted unit with a slimmer, lighter version which also allows vehicle height to be kept to a minimum.

For tractor units and trailers, there is the Ecogen, which uses the same technology to generate the 400v electricity needed to run an existing diesel TRU using its integral stand-by electrical motor.

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