Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Reed Boardall updates fleet with MAN and Scania


Reed Boardall Group, the frozen food storage and distribution business, has taken delivery of 56 new MAN and Scania tractor units.

The delivery includes a number of Euro 4 MAN TGX XXL models, as well as Scania 480 Topline and 420 Highlines and forms part of the company’s continuous programme to keep its 150-strong fleet at no more than three years old.

Reed Boardall transports some 10,000 pallets of frozen food each day and as such has developed a number of eco-friendly initiatives to help minimise its impact on the environment.

These include its cold storage site in  Boroughbridge with 112,000 pallet spaces and its 24/7 transport operation, which combined save around 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year.

Reed Boardall Transport’s managing director Tom Cassells, said: “While we have to give any investment careful consideration given the economic climate, we at Reed Boardall are all committed to a long-term future and that means maintaining unrivalled performance levels.
“In addition to new tractor units and trailers, we address our efficiency levels through our bespoke monitoring system.”

Garry Tilburn, managing director of Reed Boardall Cold Storage, added: “Today’s supply chain needs lower stocks. We meet this requirement by taking orders day one and delivering day two.  It may sound simple but it takes an incredibly sophisticated infrastructure to achieve this, day in day out – particularly with frozen food.”