UK supermarket chain opts for all-electrical fridge technology

British supermarket chain Booths has added two tri-axle, double-deck Cartwright trailers to its fleet, both equipped with Carrier Transicold’s all-electric Vector 1950 MT unit.

The multi-compartment trailers coupled with Carrier Transicold’s technology allow Booths to transport any combination of deep frozen, refrigerated and fresh cargo on the same vehicle, helping the company to reduce the frequency of journeys and ensuring the transport fleet operates as efficiently as possible.

“We saw this as an opportunity to update our fleet with the latest refrigeration technology,” said Brian Broadley, Distribution Manager at Booths. Our trailers are on the road up to 19 hours per day, seven days a week, so we need a refrigeration system designed to handle high utilisation.”

With a growing network of 29 stores, Booths opted for the highest-capacity Vector temperature-controlled system on the market. Featuring the company’s E-Drive technology, the 1950 MT model removes the mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven refrigeration systems and transforms engine power into electricity through a generator.

Booths runs a fleet of 25-plus commercial vehicles and plans to keep these new trailers on the road for at least 15 years.

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