Pharmaceuticals expert invests in new refrigeration technology

UK-based company PDQ Specialist Courier Services has selected Carrier Transicold Pulsor 400 multi-temperature refrigeration units for a pair of new 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles.

According to Carrier Transicold, the vehicles will be used to transport temperature-critical pharmaceutical and clinical trial deliveries across the UK and throughout Europe, expected to average 100,000 miles per year during a projected three-year life in service.

UK fleet reportedly selected the Pulsor 400 MT systems for their ability to reach full refrigeration capacity at engine speeds as low as 1,000 rpm, allowing for consistent temperatures throughout the metro delivery cycle.

The vehicles join a 25-strong fleet of commercial vehicles, all of which are specified with Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems.

“The product reliability and aftersales support we receive from Carrier Transicold is second to none,” said Brian Brennan, Managing Director, PDQ Specialist Courier Services.

“Ensuring temperature integrity is maintained throughout the delivery cycle is critical to our customers. The fact we invest in the best transport refrigeration equipment is key to why our customers trust us to carry their temperature-sensitive cargo.”

Both Pulsor units can interface with PDQ Specialist Courier Services’ fleet telematics package, giving customers access to real-time location tracking and temperature monitoring at any point in the journey.

The Pulsor units offer the ability to simultaneously cool and heat different compartments within the load space at the same time, maintaining chosen set points between -25 and +30˚C.

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