CoolKit converts 34 vans for Covetrus

Burnley, UK: CoolKit has converted 34 vans to temperature-controlled spec for veterinary products maker Covetrus.

Covetrus has 115 vans in the UK. Mark Hughes, transport manager, Covetrus, said: “We operate a fleet of MHRA/VMD cold-chain-compliant vans, through our national distribution network and to ensure the necessary, exacting standards of temperature-controlled solutions, we work with CoolKit.”

The 34 conversions are being carried out on Volkswagen Crafter long wheelbase models, supplied by the Volkswagen Van Centre in Edinburgh.

Rupert Gatty, chief executive, CoolKit, said: “By nature of what Covetrus delivers it’s vital that they have accurate temperature control of both the ambient and chilled sections of the load space, to be compliant.

“While they knew the required temperatures of their stock when they first came to us a couple of years ago, they didn’t know what solutions were available to them and were relying on our own industry knowledge.

“We advised that a traditional dual compartment conversion might not be suitable for their specific needs, as one of the compartments would end up being far too large for the small amount of chilled goods they carry, wasting a lot of the load space.

“Instead, we suggested they opted for the majority of the load space being run at the controlled ambient temperatures required and install a separate, smaller container for the chilled goods.”

“This would leave more space for the controlled ambient which is makes up their primary loads.”

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