CoolKit bucks industry trend with sales growth of over 20%

Burnley, UK: Van conversion company CoolKit saw revenue growth of 21% in 2017 – despite a contraction in the light commercial vehicle market at large.

Rupert Gatty, managing director, CoolKit: innovations and improvements had set CoolKit “far above our competitors”

The past year saw the company’s revenues exceed £12m for the first time. Growth in the sale of converted vehicles was the main driving factor behind the growth, with 360 vans sold, an increase of 11% over 2016.

The performance came as figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), showed that the overall light commercial vehicle market contracted by 3.6%.

Over the year CoolKit secured orders for major fleets including AAH Pharmaceuticals, Iceland Foods, Marks & Spencer, Lex Autolease and Vanarama.

CoolKit also secured accreditations from world-class manufacturers including Toyota, Renault Trucks, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Ford Motor Company during 2017.

Rupert Gatty, managing director of CoolKit, said that a series of innovations and improvements had set CoolKit “ far above our competitors in terms of the capability of our insulated bodywork”.

“Our first fleet order for new ultra-light ibox bodywork provided the user with the benefit of a demonstrable 1,200kg usable payload – a new industry benchmark.

“In 2018 we will be continuing to focus on delivering the best products and service to our customers, aiming for outstanding customer satisfaction and maintaining our reputation as the industry leaders in the refrigerated transport market.”