TCS&D Show

TCS&D 2017 is the UK’s dedicated event for temperature-controlled storage and distribution

It is a proven business platform showcasing the latest innovations for temperature controlled storage and distribution, the organiser says .

The event, taking place on 13-14 September 2017, focuses on solutions for the storage and transportation of chilled and frozen foods.

For the first time, TCS&D will be at the RICOH Arena, Coventry, a centrally located venue, at the heart of the UK’s distribution hub.  
Join over 100 exhibitors at TCS&D 2017 and grow your business in the ever important temperature controlled storage and distribution sector.

Coventry, UK: New product developments will dominate this year’s TCS&D, the biggest exhibition of its kind to date now it has moved to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Some of the industry’s most well-respected brands will showcase innovation and efficiency at the dedicated cold chain exhibition on the 13th and 14th September, complemented by a comprehensive free-to-attend seminar programme providing expertise, advice and Q&As with industry experts.


‘Choice and Connectivity’ from Marshall Fleet Solutions at TCS&D

At this year’s TCS&D Show in September, Marshall Fleet Solutions will be demonstrating the comprehensive choice of products and services available from the company while highlighting the latest state-of-the-art telematics connectivity that is featured on the current range of Thermo King transport refrigeration systems.

George Ralph, managing director, Marshall Fleet Solutions, says: “Over the past few years we have seen a tremendous growth in our three main areas of business expertise – transport refrigeration, tail lift services and fleet management. By appearing at this dedicated temperature-controlled event this gives MFS an excellent platform for us to highlight the scale of our current business streams as well as revealing how we plan to expand further our involvement in this dedicated market sector.”

Widely recognised as the most experienced and longest established dealers of ‘Thermo King’ transport refrigeration equipment in the UK, Marshall Fleet Solutions is using the TCS&D show as a platform to demonstrate how connectivity has taken on even greater meaning within the Thermo King product portfolio due to the development of leading edge technologies at the company.

Thermo King’s telematics portfolio offers innovative data storage, transfer and management solutions giving operators a competitive edge in food safety, regulatory conformity, fleet usage and data control. Displayed exclusively on the Marshall Fleet Solutions stand at TCS&D, the power of connectivity from TK products, such as the advanced Thermo King BlueBox on the latest SLXi trailer units, will be available for demonstration to visitors to the MFS stand

“The name of Marshall Thermo King is synonymous within the refrigerated transport industry and anyone coming onto our brand new stand at TCS&D this year will be able to see at first hand the quality and depth of latest products and services, whilst understanding fully how the Marshall philosophy has developed over the years, allowing us to become the leading independent supplier in the temperature-controlled market sector,” added Ralph.

Impressive line-up from Paneltex

Leading manufacturer of refrigerated bodies Paneltex is exhibiting an impressive  line-up of refrigerated bodywork at this year’s TCS&D Show in September, demonstrating three temperature controlled bodies on its stand, comprising of two light commercial vehicles and a 10ft ISO refrigerated shipping container. Completing the Paneltex showing at TCS&D will also be one of the first Paneltex bodied 18tonne rigid trucks that will be displayed on the Iveco stand and now available as part of Iveco’s recently launched DriveAway ready-bodied truck programme.

Following the recent accreditation of Paneltex by Ford to its exacting QVM status, the first vehicle on display on the Paneltex stand will be a Paneltex Somers Ford Transit L3H3 van with a brand new fold-back freezer door, which not only follows the lines of the vehicle, but is also capable of maintaining a temperature within the vehicle of -25°C.

Designed for transporting frozen goods with a maximum of 20 door openings during any eight-hour period, this Paneltex conversion is specified with a GAH Rapier R301F low-temperature refrigeration unit. Also fitted is a Somers Direct Air Condensor moulding, as well as a Seven Telematics Transcan 2 temperature recorder and printer.

The particular design of refrigerated panel van is part of the award winning range of bodies manufactured by Paneltex at its specialist factory in Norwich. For the past 4 consecutive years, Paneltex has been successful in winning the ‘Refrigerated Panel Van of the Year’ Award at the annual TCS&D Awards Evening that is run in conjunction with the show that is being held this year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Alongside the Ford Transit will be a 7.2 tonne Iveco Daily featuring a 16ft Paneltex refrigerated box body for increased payload. Designed for operation between -18° C and +4° C, the box body is compliant with ATP Class C standards.

Refrigeration is provided by a Carrier Pulsor 500 e-Drive electric refrigeration system incorporating 3 phase standby. Access to the body is either by triple rear insulated doors that can open 270° or by a pallet width nearside door that can open 180°. Internally, the Paneltex body features a movable insulated bulkhead including a thermostatic control fan kit and temperature recording is through a Seven Telematics TranScan system with integral printer.

Paneltex has an impressive line-up at this year’s TCS&D

Both vehicles will be finished in the new Paneltex corporate vehicle livery that was introduced for the first time at the recent CV Show, at the same time as Paneltex’s brand-new web site and corporate branding.

Completing the line-up on the Paneltex stand will be an impressive 10ft ISO refrigerated shipping container, lined and insulated by Paneltex with 150 mm thick insulation. This particular container is designed to carry frozen food to offshore flotels and accommodation vessels for workers on offshore oil rigs. Manufactured to accommodate standard Euro pallets, it also has a GRP – moulded access door behind the standard container doors.

Refrigeration comes from a GAH system, with single phase standby, as well as a eutectic system inside the container. This refrigeration system is capable of maintaining a temperature of -25° C with a long hold over time so that it can go out to sea without any power and still hold temperature. Externally the container is fitted with a heavy duty steel framework, with steel louvres and baffles to prevent water ingress and also to allow airflow to the fridge. It is also fitted with a data logger temperature recorder, PIR interior lights and a marine grade external paint finish to protect against salt water corrosion.

Finally, on the Iveco stand, there will be an Iveco 18tonne Eurocargo rigid truck that is specified with Paneltex refrigerated bodywork and a Carrier Transicold engine-less refrigeration unit as standard as this can run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the Iveco’s ultraclean Euro VI engine.


Transdek launch new multi-temperature double-deck trailer at TCS&D

Coventry, UK: Transdek is launching a new form of multi-temperature double-deck trailer, the Tall Boy, at the TCS&D Show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 13–14 September.
Developed for Eddie Stobart Logistics to operate on primary and trunking distribution contracts, the Tall Boy offers internal load clearance of up to 2.2 metres on each of its internal floors.

The Tall Boy is intended to carry imports of lightweight, temperature-controlled goods

The Tall Boy is intended to carry imports of lightweight, temperature-controlled products from continental Europe, cutting up to 35% of ferry costs.

The Tall Boy trailer has two temperature zones and a Dhollandia tail lift and can be married to Transdek’s double deck loading bay lifts. The trailer can carry up to 55% extra load volume when compared to a single deck trailer, saving up to 35% on delivery miles for products that have previously only been transported by single deck trailers. This is achieved by combining an ultra low chassis with maximum trailer dimensions.

Transdek will also show its multi-temperature Wedge double-deck trailer. It can transport up to 50 standard pallets or up to 90 roll cages.

“We’re extremely excited about the continuing success of the Wedge trailer and the potential for the Tall Boy,” says Mark Adams, managing director, Transdek. “We are very proud to be working with Eddie Stobart to help transform the face of UK logistics and we see the Wedge as one of the key elements in that mix.

“We’ve been carrying out trials with some of the country’s leading retailers to demonstrate how they can carry up to seven tonnes more payload and 23% extra load by volume in these trailers when compared to stepframe moving deck trailers.”

The multi temperature Wedge trailer, which won the TCS&D Award for Innovation in 2015, was first developed for Thomas Ridley Foodservice to bring improvements to supply chain efficiency and has saved the company over £200,000 a year in transport costs, as well as reducing annual CO2 emissions by over 190 tonnes.

Both double deck trailers have Transdek’s twin-slide, rear doors, designed to support double-deck operations and increase internal load height. The doors slide independently within the rear frame, providing the benefits of shutter and barn door types.

Dearman to exhibit zero-emission cooling technology at TCS&D Show

Croydon, UK: Clean cold technology company Dearman will be exhibiting its pioneering zero-emission transport refrigeration technology with Hubbard Products at this September’s TCS&D show.

Dearman and Hubbard, which is part of the global Daikin Group, are working together to bring the Dearman engine-powered transport refrigeration system to market. Next month will mark the second time both companies have held a joint exhibition at the TCS&D show.

Dearman is developing a range of highly efficient zero-emission cold and power technologies which use liquid nitrogen engines. The first such technology to come to market is a clean transport refrigeration system, which has had previous successful trials with Sainsbury’s and with MIRA, as well as Loughborough University and Air Products.

David Sanders, commercial director at Dearman, said: “Dearman has made strides in the past year completing successful trials, and we look forward to talking through the technology’s significant operational benefits with potential end users. We are excited to be bringing the technology into the commercial space alongside Hubbard, who have shown real foresight in working with us to produce a system that can deliver both economic and environmental benefits.”

Pat Maughan, managing director of Hubbard Products, added: “At the show, we will be launching a comprehensive new range of transport refrigeration units and staking our claim as the leaders in affordable and clean transport refrigeration technology. Our unique system begins commercial deployment this year, and TCS&D will be an excellent opportunity to showcase our latest innovations.

The zero-emission system being developed by Dearman and Hubbard will offer significant environmental benefits. The system emits no harmful gases or matter, such as NOx or particulates – only clean air or nitrogen. Existing diesel transport refrigeration units are lightly regulated and can emit up to 29 times as much pollutants as a Euro 6 truck engine. Replacing these disproportionately polluting auxiliary engines with a zero-emission alternative such as Dearman’s will immediately improve local air quality, stress the companies.

More show highlights

Montracon is celebrating 40 years in the trailer industry with its largest TCS&D showcase to date, featuring three stand-out products: a lifting deck reefer that can carry 44 pallets, a refrigerated 18-tonne rigid body, and an all new reefer semi-trailer.

Body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright will exhibit its next generation of temperature-controlled, double deck 44-pallet capacity trailers, built at its new £1.8m refrigeration technology plant in Altrincham.

While refrigerated body specialist Chereau will present a multi compartment rigid truck that features: SmartOpen-C, a roller shutter opening that offers wider load volumes, greater efficiency and speed; and Citylight, a 100% LED-lit upper ramp with flush integrated working lights and scrolling warning lights.

Additional Iveco vehicles will be on display at the manufacturer’s dedicated stand – the first time the business has showcased its products at the UK’s only dedicated cold chain event.

Five vehicles will be on display at the Cold Consortium’s stand including a Volkswagen Crafter CR35 medium wheelbase panel van with a deep-freeze conversion and GAH refrigeration system, and a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with medium wheelbase, chill conversion and Webasto-DIAVIA fridge system, equipped with the unique Cold Consortium-designed and manufactured Meat Hoist, which is being officially launched at the show.
Visitors to SSI Schaefer’s stand will see examples of storage equipment for both frozen and ambient environments, and learn about Orbiter, a high density storage and retrieval system, and the company’s warehouse management system, which provides real-time information and high levels of transparency.

Materials handling specialists UniCarriers will demonstrate a heavy duty cold store reach truck, that features a heated cab, while Aisle-Master will exhibit a cold store model from its articulated VNA forklift range, designed for space saving storage and handling whilst offering the highest level of operator comfort.

Construction firm Chalcroft. which has a particular specialism in coldstore facilities for food and beverage, will be showcasing their portfolio of new-builds, extensions, refurbishment and fit-out projects.

Krone will show its latest Cool Liner temperature-controlled trailer, fitted with Krone’s market-proven drum axle and the new Krone Isowall moveable bulkhead.

Already in high demand throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe, the new Cool Liner and easy-to-operate insulated bulkhead combine to provide operators with the optimum in dual-temperature control.

One of three vehicles on show will be this 44-pallet lifting-deck reefer

This year Montracon celebrates 40 years in the trailer industry by taking its largest ever stand at the TCS&D Show.

One of three vehicles being exhibited is a lifting deck reefer that has been developed to accommodate more pallets than previous Montracon double deck models.

Carrying 44 pallets split 18 on the upper deck, 18 on the lower and 8 over the swan neck. The trailer will add a splash of colour, being finished in striking Montracon livery.

Making their debut, a refrigerated 18-tonne rigid body, utilising all the latest aerodynamic features available and completing the stand is an all new reefer semi-trailer that will complement Montracon’s current refrigerated trailer offering.


To register for the exhibition or for more information and the seminar programme please visit www.tcsdshow.com.