The first temperature-controlled van to be supplied under a new partnership between independent vehicle supply specialist Vanaways and leading convertor CoolKit has gone to En Route International – a global food service and supply chain partner to many of the world’s leading airlines and airline catering organisations.
The Windsor-based operator’s new Peugeot Boxer is now hard at work visiting customers and suppliers nationwide, supporting the company’s sales, technical, design and new product teams.
Myles Brown, head of contracts management at En Route, commented: “When the time came for our business to start looking for a new van, to replace our previous vehicle, the team at Vanaways was instrumental in providing expertise and guidance.
“We were very impressed with the impartial advice and input from business development director Liam Nicholas. His help was invaluable.”
The Boxer, with the longestavailable L4 body and highest H3 roof, was sourced by Vanaways from its extensive supply network before being sent to CoolKit’s workshop in Burnley for conversion. Fitted with Coolkit’s own proprietary insulation, including a ‘slab’ side door, and a GAH Super Rapier refrigeration unit, the cargo area is capable of maintaining temperatures as low as -20˚C. It also has a sliding bulkhead, which allows the interior to be split into two compartments as required, with one for frozen items and the other carrying chilled goods.
“The adjustable bulkhead makes the van extremely adaptable to a range of uses, and the in-built temperature monitoring system allows us to offer customers a printed guarantee that cold chain integrity has been maintained throughout any journey,” added Mr Brown.