Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier Explained

As a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), we have been evaluated by Ford Motor Company in our engineering, manufacturing and quality control standards. Therefore, our customers can be rest assured that they are investing in a durable and reliable Ford refrigerated van when dealing with CoolKit.

QVM – What Does It Mean For Customers?

As a QVM partner, we are able to provide a warranty on our Ford refrigerated conversions which matches their own in terms of mileage and duration – 3 years or 100K miles, whichever comes first.

The QVM Program requires convertors to have an annual facility inspection and review to conform with all Ford industry guidelines for vehicle conversions and comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The program also requires CoolKit to follow the seven quality management principles in ISO9001, in which we have achieved an 100% pass rate.

The assessment covered a quality plan which involved proof of management commitment, employee involvement, engineering capabilities, manufacturing environment, process control, quality control and sign-off of the completed refrigerated van prior to customer delivery together with customer support provided.

Let’s look at the popular models within the Ford line-up and what they have to offer as refrigerated vehicles.

Ford Customer Features

The new Ford Custom has undergone some big chances to the exterior, with eye-catching headlights and LED daytime running lights, available on the Trend, Limited and Sport editions. With low load heights, a pallet-size sliding side door and wide-opening rear doors, the vehicle lets customers make the most of the available load space.

The Custom is powered by a range of advanced Ford EcoBlue diesel engines, which meet the latest Euro 6 standards and combine plenty of usable torque for shifting heavy loads, with low running costs. Extended variable service intervals of up to 36,000 miles or two years further reduces the running costs – always remember that on a refrigerated van the first service of the fridge unit is due at 6 months to maintain warranty.

Our Ford Custom refrigerated van Base model includes:

Exterior Features:
o Door mirrors with blind spot eliminator and integrated side indicators
o Remote central locking
o Front and rear mudflaps
Interior Features:
o Single DIN AM/FM radio with remote audio controls and USB connectivity
o Height and reach adjustable steering column
o Glovebox capable of A4 file storage
o Two 12-volt power points
o Dual front passenger seat with lift-up cushion and under-seat storage
o Gear shift indicator

As a short wheel base with low roof chiller van, the Ford Custom will result in a 745Kg payload, whilst on a freezer conversion it will be 717Kg due to the thicker insulation required to maintain freezing temperatures.

Find out more on a Ford Custom chiller van here and a ford freezer van here.

Ford Transit Features

A Ford Transit load space is now better an easier to work with. Side wall angles have been revised to make them more upright and the roof raised slightly to maximise useful space. Access is straight forward with full height back doors and a built-in bumper step.

With exceptional levels of finish and refinement, smart drive-oriented technology, plus a range of practical and thoughtful features, the Transit is a pleasure to drive and acts as an office on the road. The new 2.0 litre EcoBlue is an advanced and high-performance diesel engine. More powerful, cleaner, refined and extremely efficient with low running costs, Ford EcoBlue diesels build on the performance and technology of the Ford award-winning EcoBoost petrol engines.

Our Ford Transit refrigerated van Base model includes:

Exterior Features:
o Door mirrors with large blind spot eliminator
o Door mirrors with integrated side indicators
o Half cap wheel covers
o Integrated rear bumper step
o Wide bodyside mouldings
o Rear mudflaps

Interior Features:
o Dual passenger’s seat with under-seat storage
o Remote central locking
o My Connection radio with Bluetooth
o USB connectivity with remote controls
o Gear shift indicator

As a long wheel base with high roof chiller van, the Ford Transit will result in a 1070Kg payload, whilst on a freezer conversion it will be 1041Kg due to the thicker insulation required to maintain freezing temperatures.

Feel free to speak to our sales specialist on 0808 278 4610 to find out more our Ford refrigerated vans. Follow us on Twitter at @CoolKitLtd to keep up to date with our news and special offers.

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