UK food company opts for engineless cooling systems

Gloucestershire-based Creed Foodservice, which also has distribution depots in Derbyshire and Buckinghamshire, has ordered its first Carrier Transicold Iceland TwinCool engineless refrigeration systems for 12 new DAF LF rigid trucks.

The company chose the Iceland undermount units because of their ability to run on power derived from the truck’s Euro VI diesel engine via Carrier Transicold’s Eco-Drive power module, which uses a hydraulic pump connected to the truck engine’s power take-off. The variable displacement pump drives a generator, which delivers electrical power to the unit and provides 100 per cent refrigeration capacity even at standard idle speed.

“These new trucks help to future-proof our fleet and ensure we are using the latest transport refrigeration technology with a much smaller environmental footprint,” said Richard Frost, operations controller, Creed Foodservice. “When we took into account the benefits of Carrier’s multi-temp, engineless solution, it became clear that this system was perfectly suited to our fleet requirements. The results so far have been fantastic; moving forward I expect we’ll be looking to roll out the same Carrier Transicold systems to any new vehicle in our fleet.”

The new vehicles will be on the road six days a week and will cover an average of 50,000 miles a year, delivering chilled and frozen produce on multi-drop routes.