CoolKit sources new flooring for food analysis customer

Burnley, UK: Refrigerated vehicle converter CoolKit has provided another 15 vans to ALS Laboratories (UK), this time with a new bespoke flooring solution.

CoolKit provides 15 vans to ALS Laboratories

ALS collects samples for analytical testing from food manufacturers to ensure they are safe to consume before hitting the shelves of UK supermarkets. ALS has been using CoolKit as its sole supplier of refrigerated vehicles for around 12 months.

Last year ALS bought 24 vehicles, primarily Renault Trafic vans, from CoolKit and the latest 15 vehicles have been fitted with a bespoke floor covering to prevent loads from slipping around in the back of the vehicle.

The innovative GRP flooring combines a hygienic easy-to-clean resin floor, without the harshness of an anti-slip gritted floor.

Susan Pratt, UK logistics manager at ALS said: “CoolKit has sourced a bespoke flooring for us that’s hygienic and easy to clean. Rather than having trays and boxes sliding around in the back it has given us a more stable load area.”

She added: “It is vitally important to maintain the cold chain between the point of the sample being picked up to delivery back to the laboratory. Samples typically need to be kept between 1-5 degrees and any degradation of the samples can affect the final results.”

ALS’ fleet of 90 vehicles collects samples of food for human consumption from factories, abattoirs and artisan manufacturers. The vehicles are customised by CoolKit to meet ALS’ specification and are delivered complete with the ALS logo and signwriting.

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