Tewkesbury-based Cotteswold Dairy has taken delivery of four new insulated curtainside trailers, each mounted with a Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 unit. 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.
The units will help improve sustainability across Cotteswold Dairy’s 70-unit refrigerated transport fleet. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
A Carrier Transicold customer for more than 20 years, this is the first time Cotteswold Dairy has specified the latest flagship trailer system. Mounted to 13.6-metre Gray & Adams Insuliner refrigerated trailers, the new mono-temperature Vector HE 19 units replace older assets.
Commenting on the performance of the unit, Ruairi Spencer, Fleet Logistics Manager, Cotteswold Dairy, said, “The decision to move to the Vector HE 19 unit was a simple one. We were impressed by the performance of the new unit. It’s more efficient, more economical and much quieter – a step forward that will help us achieve our environmental goals as a business.”
The Vector HE 19 unit combines Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology with an all-new multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings – when compared to the previous generation Vector 1950. The unit’s fully hermetic scroll compressor and economizer provides a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, while reducing the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%.