UK food company chills goods with Carrier

UK-based business, Marigold Health Foods, has expanded its fleet, adding a new DAF LF 18-tonne rigid truck specified with Carrier Transicold’s 'Iceland' engineless refrigeration system.

The Iceland is the ideal solution for a health food company that aims to operate in the most environmentally sustainable way, according to the UK division of Carrier Transicold.

The Iceland undermount system was reportedly recommended by leasing provider, Petit Forestier, highlighting the unit’s ability to run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the truck’s ultra-clean Euro VI engine – adding that it minimises its environmental impact by cutting emissions and improving fuel efficiency while lowering maintenance costs.

“As a major distributor of natural and organic products, improving the sustainability of our logistics operation is of primary importance,” said Marigold Health Foods Logistics Manager, Joel Clancy.

“The Iceland system has made an instant and positive impact, reducing our carbon dioxide emissions and making this the quietest truck in our fleet, which reduces the risk of disturbance in residential areas,” he said.

Marigold Health Foods will use the rigid for deliveries across Greater London, utilising its 15-pallet load capacity and Carrier-cooled capabilities to meet demand for larger, chilled multi-drop deliveries.

“As the Iceland unit offers 100 per cent refrigeration capacity at idle speed and operates at sound levels below 60 dB(A) – making it PIEK-compliant – it is ideally suited for the company’s intensive urban delivery schedule,” Carrier said in a statement.

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