Pinkertons’ flexible friend

Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK: Gray & Adams (Ireland) has developed a movable, two-piece ‘mattress’ bulkhead with integral door to provide single or dual temperature operation for Pinkertons’ latest vehicle, a 10-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego.

Opening new doors… David Gibson demonstrates the new ‘mattress’ bulkhead

Opening new doors… David Gibson demonstrates the new ‘mattress’ bulkhead

The bulkhead can be positioned between shelving modules to create either 50:50 or 75:25 splits in the cargo area. This allows Pinkertons to configure the vehicle to suit the load, and maintain temperature integrity. The bulkhead can be removed altogether for single-temperature operation and the PVC finish is easily cleaned.

Armagh-based Pinkertons is a fresh meat supplier but its transport needs changed when it acquired sandwich and hot food maker Ashwood Agencies last September. Previously Pinkertons distributed products at chilled temperatures but now needed to transport frozen foods as well.

David Gibson, sales manager at Pinkertons says: “We were taking on an entirely new type of business and uncertain as to how quickly it will take off, and how much fresh and how much frozen product we would have to carry… we were keen to make the load area in our new vehicle as flexible as possible, so we could deal with a range of volume requirements.”

The Gray & Adams insulated box has a ThermoKing T-800R Spectrum fridge and is on a 10-tonne Mercedes-Benz Atego 1018 chassis: Pinkerton’s biggest chassis so far. Previously it used 5 and 7.5-tonners.

WORLD NEWS

Marken acquires three European pharma logistics companies

Durham, North Carolina, USA: Marken has acquired HRTL, based in Italy, along with two companies in Austria and Hungary under the respective names of HETO …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Stef second quarter turnover up 8.3%

Paris, France: Stef reports is second quarter turnover up 8.3% to €863.4m. Growth was against a “less favourable environment than in 2018” Stef said in …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Combinex takes two Kögel reefers

Burtenbach, Germany: Dutch forwarding company Combinex has added two premium Kögel Cool – PurFerro refrigerated trailers to its fleet. Combinex runs scheduled services with partial …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Pilot to deliver medicines and vaccines by drone

Santa Barbara, California, USA: A consortium carrying out pilots to test the potential to deliver temperature-controlled medicines and vaccines using drones say their success could …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

  • Pharma and Biosciences Conference
    The Cool Chain Association Pharma and Biosciences Conference takes place on 23-24 September 2019 in Paris. Contact: www.caasint.com

Latest Tweets

Ocado warns it is unable to prepare for Brexit border delays: bit.ly/2xKmlJj

© 2019 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ