"There’s a lot of vehicle builders out there and what I’m interested in is the quality of the build. The key thing CoolKit offer over their competitors is the quality of build and the extra payload capacity. An extra 70kg per van is 7% of the payload. CoolKit products are good value. They’re not always the cheapest but a great quality build is worth spending a little extra. You have to ask yourself if the product will stand the test of time. You can’t cut corners with converting temperature-controlled vehicles. I’m looking to order more vehicles with CoolKit in the next 12 months and that’s the biggest testament I can give. Everything they do, they do it right. The staff have been very helpful."
Paul Jackson, Chiltern Distribution Ltd
"The size and payload of the vehicles were the two most important factors when choosing the vans. We needed the capacity to be able to transport large amounts of goods. Each of the Renault Masters fits 950 kilos in the back – that’s around 3,000 baked pies or pasties. In some cases we have been able to deliver more stock in less journeys than our previous vehicles. The new vehicles are much more efficient, and don’t cost much to maintain either. We did a lot of shopping around and got a number of quotes. Mark Beaton from CoolKit popped in a couple of times to see us. Being able to put a face to a name always helps because people buy from people. When we bought the new van this year, we went with CoolKit because we knew we could trust them. It’s a competitive market and some companies aren’t interested when you just want one or two vehicles. We had to be sensible with the amount of time we spent looking for new vans and CoolKit helped us through the process. We are very happy with our vehicles."
Simon Baker, Chunk Of Devon
"We where first introduced to CurtAir by CoolKit at the end of last year and haven't looked back since. Maintaining the correct temperatures during food deliveries is something of upmost importance within our supply chain and something that is often a challenge during warmer weather conditions. Our vehicles make frequent stops throughout their delivery routes and the time taken to unload products affects the internal loadspace temperature. Traditionally we have used PVC strip curtains which do the job of retaining internal temperatures, but practically are difficult to work with for our drivers. These curtains are also very difficult to clean efficiently. CurtAir has not only eliminated the need for PVC curtains, making it easier for our drivers to unload products quickly, but we have also seen an increase in temperature retention by up to 20%. For us, CurtAir is now an essential tool within our refrigerated vehicles and supply chain. "
Stuart Grant, Curd & Cure
"We put the investment into a CoolKit van and it’s paying for itself. We approached them to see if they could create a box body that fits four pallets in the back. CoolKit are known for their excellent payload as well so we wanted to stay under the 3.5 tonne weight limit. They came back with different chassis and design options and then built it. All the pallets fit in it comfortably, it looks good and we haven’t had any issues. We can’t ask for any more from a van. CoolKit’s customer service and aftersales is excellent. They kept us up-to-date with the build progress, and even loaned us a freezer van until we could collect."
Justin Hardman, Rink Bakery
"You would think that a fridge van would be the same whoever built it, but that is simply not so. CoolKit ensure that the vehicle is built to the exact specification we need and so the temperature is controlled accurately and efficiently, which is precisely what our customers demand. Importantly, the vehicles have also been proved to be hard wearing and very reliable which is important for DMR’s commercial success."
John Ruddy, Dex’s Midnight Runners
"I had always had issues with the old van’s refrigeration unit and the insulation wasn’t thick enough. The worst time was summer when transporting ice cream. The CoolKit conversion seems so robust in comparison. I’m always putting full pallets into the back with a fork lift truck and it damages the floor. CoolKit came up with a clever but simple solution to put in strips of aluminium on the floor so the pallets would slide in. It’s the attention to detail and the little touches that make a big difference. CoolKit have worked with me from start to finish and have given me great advice. There has never been any pressure and they have fulfilled all my requirements. I am really pleased with the purchase."
Mark Bridgman, Pulse Express Couriers Ltd
"We have contracts with food manufacturers and suppliers and use the refrigerated vans to collect samples for microbiological, chemistry and molecular analysis. We collect from countless locations across the UK, delivering samples back to our nine food testing laboratories. It is vitally important to maintain the cold chain between the point of the sample being picked up to delivery back to the laboratory. Samples typically need to be kept between 1-5 degrees and any degradation of the samples can affect the final results. CoolKit do an excellent job and offer a professional service. It doesn’t matter whether you're ordering one van or twenty vehicles. Nothing is too much trouble for the highly skilled team."
Susan Pratt, ALS Laboratories (UK) Ltd
"We were looking for alternative vehicles and CoolKit offered us an ideal solution. We have been dealing with Alex and he is very good at his job. He provided details, prices and specs for a range of different vehicles. Nothing was too much trouble. He listened to what we wanted and came back with relevant suggestions. We will go back to CoolKit again and buy more vehicles from them over the next few years as we replace and upgrade the fleet."
Malcolm Richardson, New Forest Ice Cream
"I am kept up-to-date with new models and offers and get phone calls and emails asking if I’m ready for a new vehicle. CoolKit always offer very competitive finance, spread over three years so that we then own the vehicle outright. We have a good relationship - I trust and respect them. They deliver on time and do what they say they’re going to do. CoolKit look after my best interests and give me choice. We have an excellent relationship. I have no reason to go with anyone else."
Andrew Burton, Castle Hill Meats Ltd
"Literally from start to finish Coolkit were fantastic, they worked with me to tailor the perfect vehicle for my business with no pressure selling and completed the job on time and to the highest level, everything from customer service all the way through to delivery was five star. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and will be a returning customer in the future. Thank's Alex and the rest of the Coolkit team I really appreciate your hard work."
Steven Darvill, The Handmade Ice Cream Company
"Once again Coolkit have supplied Knight Provisions Limited with a superbly equipped refrigerated van. Steve Ormerod always comes up trumps every time, with prompt delivery and excellent service."
Mark Knight, Knight Provisions Limited
"From a vehicle manufacturer’s perspective, I have been involved with CoolKit temperature controlled vehicles conversions for many years. The conversions are engineered to a high standard to meet customer needs whilst respecting base vehicle requirements. The team are very experienced and always willing to help with customers’ specific requirements. I would recommend as one of the market leaders in this area of conversions."
Alan Jones, Renault UK
"We’ve chosen CoolKit as our supplier of refrigerated van conversions for many years. They’re very quick to respond, often taking less than a week from start to finish, but more importantly they’re always top quality too, meaning that at Van Discount we can fulfil our customers’ orders more quickly and with total confidence in CoolKit’s high standards."
Neil Doherty, The Van Discount Company
"I have always found the CoolKit product to be finished to the highest quality without costing a premium. The team at CoolKit are all professionals with a ‘can do’ attitude. I have no problem with recommending CoolKit to anyone who is looking for a quality panel van refrigeration conversion."
Andy Hill, Lex Autolease
"After nearly 200,000 miles and two years of hard use, my CoolKit fridge vans still look like new, endorsing their claim that they are robust and durable."
Paul Gould, IceoTemp
"We are very happy with the CoolKit fridge van conversions, chosen for our fleet because they offered the best payload after conversion with minimal compromise on build quality and temperature control. We were provided with comprehensive data across a range of vehicle options as well as access to existing CoolKit customers that assisted our decision on which make of vehicle would fit our exact requirements."
Philip Davis, Apline Fine Foods Ltd
"Temperature is at the heart of everything we do at PDQ. All our deliveries are temperature-critical and the need for real-time, perfect information is paramount. Such is the variety and complexity of loads being carried that we required a highly specialist vehicle. The CoolKit fridge van conversions have both dual and triple compartment bodies and fitted with the leading technologies for temperature monitoring. Their expertise and their quality of manufacturing enabled us to trust CoolKit as the supplier of our fridge vans fleet."
Luke Devlin, PDQ Specialist Courier Services
"When transporting foods, it is of the highest importance to us that it arrives at its destination in the exact same, perfect condition as when it left our production facilities. CoolKit demonstrated their capabilities to us in ensuring we can meet the quality promise for all our customers and we look forward to working with them into the future as we ourselves continue to expand as a company."
Chris Warden, Nature’s Menu
"I have used CoolKit for all our fridge van conversions for several years. Their service and commitment to our requirements is always paramount and the personal touch makes them easy to deal with. I would recommend CoolKit’s services to anyone looking for any kind of refrigeration work. As a main dealer, I have tried other companies in the past and I would never look to go anywhere else since using CoolKit."
Tony Sullivan, Pye Motors Ford
"The CoolKit service was second to none, and quality of workmanship was outstanding. I am very impressed."
Matthew Sharpe, Chapel House Citroen
"From start to finish, the CoolKit team have been informative and supportive. An excellent service throughout the process."
Stuart Bond, Sorcha’s Bakery
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