Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Tesco chooses Transdek for double-decker store access

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Tesco is using Transdek to convert 100 of its top stores to accommodate deliveries from double-deck trailers.

It is using the V2G (vehicle to ground) loading system which is surface-mounted and can be installed and operational within a day.

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The retailer is using more and more double deck trailers in its operations as they can carry 55 per cent more product per journey. A single deck can handle 45 cages against 75 in a double-decker.

The V2G range is supplied as a pre-clad, pre-tested loadhouse unit, providing a ready-made temperature-controlled and secure environment for the protection of products between vehicles and the warehouse.

Transdek says it has confirmed orders from another two major supermarket groups for the system, and is in talks with architects from a supermarket regarding the V2G system’s ability to allow new stores to be built without vehicle ramps or raised docks, saving on construction costs and minimising unprofitable back-of-store space.

The V2G system is capable of unloading a single deck artic in 45 minutes. Transdek operations director Leon Butler said: “Because of its versatility, it can service any mix of delivery vehicles: both the single deck trailers of today, and the growing double deck fleets of tomorrow.”