Transicold scores record transport deal with Coles

Mix of two- and three-compartment Vector 1950 MT systems to be installed on MaxiTrans refrigerated trailers

Transicold scores record transport deal with Coles
Biggest order down under for Transicold.


Carrier Transicold has solidified its position as a lead supplier of transport refrigeration equipment to major Australian supermarket chain Coles with an order of 235 Vector 1950 multi-temperature (MT) units, the largest known order of refrigerated trailers in Australia.

Coles currently operates a 170-unit strong, 100 per cent Carrier fleet in Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

With this order, a mix of two- and three-compartment Vector 1950 MT systems will be installed on MaxiTrans refrigerated trailers, to be split between Coles distribution centres in Sydney and Perth.

"The Vector 1950 MT system gives operators the power to consolidate deliveries, making fleets more efficient and able to cope with frequent door openings," Carrier Transicold Australia marketing manager Kelly Geddes says.

"We are pleased to continue as the exclusive transport refrigeration supplier to Coles, providing exceptional product performance and reliability backed by first class customer service."

As part of the order, Coles selected a comprehensive contract maintenance agreement for the expected lifecycle of the units, aiming to ensure maximum fleet availability.

The Carrier-powered refrigerated trailers will be in service year-round, delivering chilled, ambient and frozen produce to Coles’ stores across New South Wales and Western Australia.

With plans to keep the trailers in service for 10 years, it is expected they will average approximately 2,250 running hours annually.

Vector 1950 MT units offer a high refrigeration capacity of up to 18,200 watts, with precise temperature control within each of the trailers’ compartments.

The patented E-Drive technology built into the Vector system uses electricity to power the refrigeration system and can simultaneously heat and cool the different load spaces as required, ensuring maximum performance across several compartments.

The technology also removes 17 serviceable parts from the unit.

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