James Hall & Co., a Lancashire-based wholesaler and distributor for SPAR, has taken delivery of four new trailers fitted with Vector™ 1950 MT (multi-temperature) systems in its first ever order from Carrier Transicold UK. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Mounted to 11.2 metre Gray & Adams trailers, the new units will operate from the company’s purpose-built distribution centre in Preston, delivering a mix of ambient, fresh and frozen produce to the 540 SPAR outlets it services across northern England. The order adds to a refrigerated fleet of 44 trailers and 37 rigid trucks already operated by James Hall & Co.
“After hearing great things about the Vector 1950 MT unit, we decided to put it to the test for ourselves with an initial order of four units,” said Ian Farnworth, fleet engineering manager, James Hall & Co. “The nature of our business means trailer utilisation is high and ensuring reliable performance from our fleet is critical to keep our business running smoothly. Based on what we have experienced so far, we feel safe knowing that the new Carrier Transicold systems will prove reliable additions to our fleet.”
With a high refrigeration capacity of 18,875 watts, the Vector 1950 MT is well suited to maintain precise temperature control of sensitive goods on intensive distribution routes with multiple door openings. Multi-zone control allows for a flexible trailer configuration whilst the 5,700 m3/h airflow helps to protect the cargo with unparalleled pull-down speeds and even air distribution.
Featuring Carrier Transicold’s patented E-Drive™ all-electric technology, the Vector 1950 MT units will help James Hall & Co. reduce carbon dioxide emissions by reducing refrigerant leaks by up to 55 per cent versus conventional technology systems.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.