Leading the investment, Robson Refrigeration, which trades as Carrier Transicold East & North Yorkshire, has spent more than £1 million on a new 12,000 sq. ft. workshop near Hull, which is four times larger than its previous site and based close to the Humber Bridge and A63, which links Leeds and Hull.
It has also taken delivery of the first two of five new service vans for its mobile engineers planned this year, recruited additional support staff and taken on a new engineering apprentice to bolster its team.
“We have been planning this move for a number of years to help us meet the demands of our growing customer base,” said Colin Robson, managing director, Robson Refrigeration. “This workshop will help us deliver a step up in performance for our customers, along with a safe, efficient, and temperature-controlled working environment for our team.”
Elsewhere in the network, CB Transport Refrigeration, which trades as Carrier Transicold Northwest, East Midlands & West Midlands, has relocated its East Midlands base to a modern new facility in Northampton.
Kevin Collins, managing director, CB Transport Refrigeration, said: “Our East Midlands operation now enjoys a much more convenient location with easy access to the M1, which means we can support customers much more efficiently.”
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, the business currently employs a workforce of 60, including 34 mobile engineers. The company has also welcomed three new apprentice engineers.
Carrier Transicold’s network of 12 independent service partners provide support to customers operating Carrier Transicold equipment. Based in 22 key locations across the UK, they collectively employ more than 170 mobile service engineers.