UK-based soft fruit and swede producer Stewarts of Tayside has updated its entire refrigerated fleet with 16 Vector 1550 units from Carrier Transicold UK.
Mounted to 13.6 metre Schmitz Cargobull trailers and leased through Total Reefer, the new units operate seven days a week from the company’s site in Perth, Scotland, transporting fresh strawberries, raspberries and swedes to major supermarket regional distribution centres across the UK.
“We’ve been using Carrier Transicold refrigeration units on our reefer trailers for more than 15 years and they never miss a beat,” said Jim Winn, Stewarts of Tayside Transport Manager.
“Reliability is important for us because we’re a 24/7 operation and our fleet is constantly in use.
“When we decided to refresh our fleet, 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 level of aftersales support we’ve enjoyed over the years from Carrier Transicold UK was key to winning our business again. We have complete trust in the product and the service network.”