DMR adds to fleet of refrigerated vans

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Temperature-controlled courier firm DMR has expanded its refrigerated van fleet.

DMR, which stands for Dex’s Midnight Runners, works in a range of industries including pharmaceutical, laboratories, and food.

Burnley-based CoolKit has been DMR’s sole supplier of refrigerated vehicles for the last three years.

DMR has bought five new vans in the last 12 months, including three new Ford Customs and two new Peugeot Boxer refrigerated vans. The latest vehicle includes a pallet-loading protection pack – which consist of checker plate wheel boxes and floor strips – to ensure that pallets glide into the van when loading without damaging the floor or wheel boxes.

CoolKit also installed medium grit slip resistant flooring and high-intensity LED interior lighting.

John Ruddy, DMR’s general manager, said: “Since starting the service in 2009 we have tried three different suppliers of temperature-controlled vehicles. We needed to ensure that we were getting top quality vans that can withstand the tough demands that we place on them. CoolKit have proved to be the best supplier, no question.

“You would think that a fridge van would be the same whoever built it, but that is simply not so. CoolKit ensure that the vehicle is built to the exact specification we need and so the temperature is controlled accurately and efficiently, which is precisely what our customers demand. Importantly, the vehicles have also been proved to be hard wearing and very reliable which is important for DMR’s commercial success.”

Mark Beaton, sales specialist at CoolKit, said: “We are committed to understanding customer requirements and providing solutions fit for purpose, leading with excellent customer service, innovation, integration and execution.”

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