Sainsbury’s has awarded a contract to carrier Transicold to provide its NEOS 100S split system refrigeration units for 230 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, in order to maximise load capacity.
The NEOS conventional split system has been designed as an alternator-driven unit for commercial vehicles and has a load space of up to six cubic metres.
“We have a more reliable, lower maintenance fridge, which meets our operational requirements while carrying a lower volume of refrigerant,” said delivery operations manager for Sainsbury’s Online, Phil Cane.
Mounted externally on the vehicle’s roof to create additional internal space, it uses power from the vehicle’s alternator to maintain cooling or heating capacity regardless of engine speed.
Sainsbury’s expects to keep the system within its fleet for the next four years.