City Centre Deliveries Thanks To Reliable Fridge Vans

A fish and seafood company that prides itself on quality has chosen CoolKit to provide another refrigerated vehicle to their ever-increasing fleet.

Kim Ashton, Director at My Fish Company, praised the refrigerated van conversion specialist for their standard of vehicle.

She said: “CoolKit are well known for quality and high standards within the industry. They have been that good, we are just about to place another order with them.”

My Fish Company, a wholesale fish and seafood business, operate out of Fleetwood. They cover an 80-mile radius across Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Manchester, delivering to their niche customer base of hotels and restaurants, and supermarket chain Booths.

What We Did

Interior

Hygienic GRP interior surface with anti-slip grey coating and wet-load flooring

Insulation

Insulated lining kit at 50mm throughout the conversion to suit chiller temperature

Refrigeration

Powerful refrigeration unit to maintain chiller temperature 0°C to + 8°C

“To us quality is key and CoolKit share this value. They had a good idea of what we needed for our business. You simply tell them what you want and they deliver it on time. To us quality is key and CoolKit share this value. They had a good idea of what we needed for our business. CoolKit is a one stop shop. You simply tell them what you want and they deliver it on time. ”
Gary Apps, My Fish Company

In April this year My Fish Company ordered a Mercedes Sprinter MWB to be converted into a chiller vehicle. The conversion was based on 50mm thickness insulation, suitable for a temperature range of 0°C to 8°C.

The vehicle was fitted with a number of extra specifications to suit their requirements exactly, including a temperature recording device and printer, mounted into the bulkhead. The floor was finished with an anti-slip grey coating and wet-load specification to include drain holes, and high-intensity LED load space lighting.

Gary Apps, director, said: “We deliver to Booths supermarket and they want evidence of the vehicle temperature for food safety. The recorder and printer allows us to do that.

“The guys are here at 5.30am loading the vans – which is fine during the summer months, but in winter it needs to be well lit. We are mainly loading produce that has been frozen or chilled so the loading space needs to be anti-slip, with drainage holes and the ability to power wash everything down.

“We currently have 11 vans and the last five have been converted by CoolKit. We have been very happy with the vehicles and the service.

“This latest van will give us the extra capacity to carry more goods when doing city centre deliveries. With this vehicle, we can introduce a new route to allow for growth.”

My Fish Company was formed in September 2015 and has grown from a single van to a fleet of 11 and 47 staff members.

Gary said: “It’s been a bit of a journey. To us quality is key and CoolKit share this value. They had a good idea of what we needed for our business. CoolKit is a one stop shop. You simply tell them what you want and they deliver it on time.

“The vans are of a higher specification because our brand is important to us. It’s all about the quality of our goods and the vans on the road. CoolKit have even fitted the colour-coded fridges we requested in the latest vehicle. We think our vans are the best vans on the road.”

Steve Ormerod, account manager at Coolkit adds: “It is always a pleasure to deal with customers who understand the meaning of product quality and attention to details. We have years of experience in the refrigeration transport industry and we demonstrate this by taking the time to create a bespoke conversion fit for purpose, understanding customer requirements and advising on the best options available to them.”

“We are very pleased to have been part of My Fish Company’s growth so far and we look forward to being part of what’s yet to come.”

Accreditations
  • Winner Manufacturing Excellence Award
  • Volkswagen integrated partner
  • Toyota Trade Plus
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  • ISO 9001
  • VCA Approved Product
  • SMMT motor industry