North of England-based supermarket chain Booths has become the latest retailer to shop with Carrier Transicold UK. The family-run business has specified a pair of Vector™1950 MT (multi-temperature) units for two new trailers joining its fleet. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
With a growing network of 29 stores, Booths opted for the highest-capacity Vector temperature-controlled system on the market, which offers the ability to ensure precise temperature control to within +/- 0.3 degrees in each of the trailers’ multiple compartments.
Supermarket chain Booths has specified a pair of Carrier Transicold Vector™ 1950 MT units for two new trailers joining its fleet.
Mounted to tri-axle, double-deck Cartwright trailers, both Vector 1950 MT units are equipped with Carrier’s patented E-Drive™all-electric technology, which removes the mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven refrigeration systems and transforms engine power into electricity through a generator.
“Our trailers are on the road up to 19 hours per day, seven days a week, so we need a refrigeration system designed to handle high utilisation,” said Brian Broadley, distribution manager, Booths. “So far the Vector 1950 MT units have fit the bill perfectly.”
The multi-compartment trailers coupled with Carrier Transicold’s technology allow Booths to transport any combination of deep frozen, refrigerated and fresh cargo on the same vehicle, helping the company to reduce the frequency of journeys and ensuring the transport fleet operates as efficiently as possible.
“We saw this as an opportunity to update our fleet with the latest refrigeration technology,” Broadley said. “We’ve heard a lot of positive reports about the Vector unit, and it has fast become the system of choice for retailers in our sector.”
Carrier Transicold unveiled the Vector 1950 MT unit at the 2012 IAA Show in Hannover, to replace the previous-generation Vector 1850 MT system. Built with microchannel condenser coils, the Vector 1950 MT unit’s condenser is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, while providing even greater efficiency. The Vector 1950 MT unit also offers faster pull-down and the ability to haul larger loads over long distances.
Booths runs a fleet of 25-plus commercial vehicles and plans to keep these new trailers on the road for at least 15 years.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com.