What’s new at TCS&D

Peterborough, UK: The TCS&D Show takes place this week: 25-26 June at the East of England Arena, Peterbough.

Visitors can expect a host of new exhitors and new products at the show.

TIP Trailer Services is making its first appearance at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show, promoting its growing presence in the temperature-controlled market.

On display are two refrigerated trailers from Schmitz Cargobull and SDC.The Schmitz Cargobull trailer is a new generation SKO Cool reefer, the SDC Insuliner is a refrigerated curtain sided trailer for Devenport Transport.

“The show is a first for us at TIP and we look forward to meeting a few new faces in addition to some old friends. We will be delighted to discuss any trailer rental, leasing and maintenance requirements that visitors to our stand may have,” said Mike Furnival, managing director, TIP Trailer Services UK and Ireland.

Gray & Adams is to show a double-deck trailer built for Marks & Spencer at the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Show in Peterborough.

The M&S double-deck trailer is for store deliveries in Ireland and was developed in 2015 to meet Ireland’s overall running height of 4.65m. To minimise the loss of volume caused by the height reduction, Gray & Adams converted the neck of the trailer to take additional M&S dollies.

The Gray & Adams trailer for M&S is a double-deck for store deliveries in Ireland developed to meet Ireland’s overall running height of 4.65m

The design has been so successful that it is to be rolled out across its fleet, where height restrictions had previously precluded the use of double-deck trailers for M&S.

Paneltex is exhibiting two vehicles at this year’s TCS&D Show, one on the stand and a second in the ‘ride and drive’ venue.

On the stand is a medium wheelbase, high-roof, front-wheel drive, Mercedes Benz Sprinter van with a Paneltex Somers conversion.
It has a fold-back freezer side door, moulded rear chiller doors, and fixed internal bulkhead, with frozen in the front compartment and chilled in the rear.

The Sprinter uses an electric GAH fridge and Somers direct air covers fitted over the condenser to improve airflow into the heat exchanger to increase fridge efficiency.

This Paneltex converted Sprinter uses an electric GAH fridge and Somers direct air covers fitted over the condenser to improve airflow into the heat exchanger to increase fridge efficiency

The Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition and Conference (25 – 26 June) includes free-to-attend seminars, with around 40 speakers across four ‘hubs’ over the two days.

Justin Laney, fleet manager, John Lewis Partnership, will deliver a paper on ‘Achieving a zero-carbon fleet’, in which he will explain how the retailer aims to have a zero-carbon transport operation by 2045.

“As well as switching more than 3000 trucks, vans and fridge trailers to zero-emissions vehicles – including all heavy trucks running on bio-methane by 2028 – this commitment involves significant infrastructure changes to accommodate the alternative fuels,” Laney said.

He will also explain the business case for a zero-carbon fleet, in terms of payload and productivity.

Gavin Knight, managing director, Halo, will present a paper on ‘Eradicating costs in the supply chain, while reducing carbon footprint’.

Halo – part of SH Pratt group, which supplies one third of all bananas in the UK – is removing cost and food miles by storing, sorting and distributing fresh produce from its DP World London Gateway site.
Also speaking in the Innovation Hub is Danielle Lawrence, senior assset manager for iSec with a paper on ‘Feeding London: Challenges and Solutions’.

“Redefining the way that food is made, packaged, stored and distributed has to happen soon, to meet the growing demand for food in the population concentrations of London and the southeast, which account for 40 per cent of food consumption,” she said.

Other speakers in the Innovation Hub include Graham Thomas, Ocado’s fleet services manager; James Westcott from Gasrec; and Jon Miles, UK director, NewCold.

Robert Hardy, operations director and Brexit advisor for Oakland Invicta, will give advice on how businesses can best navigate Brexit in the Logistics Hub.

Other speakers in the Logistics Hub include Paul Allera, technical director, RHA; Shane Brennan, chief executive, FSDF; Nick Hay, chief executive, Fowler Welch; Tim Moran, managing director, Lineage Logistics, and Colin Taylor, chief executive, Rick Bestwick.

Within the Refrigeration Hub, the Institute Of Refrigeration (IOR) and Refcom will be conducting workshops and seminars throughout the show, some of which will be live-streamed on 26 June to promote World Refrigeration Day.

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