Refrigerated body manufacturer Reep has delivered two new refrigerated vehicles to Parripak Foods, one of the UK’s fastest growing vegetable and garlic processors. The vehicles are a 28ft, 26-tonne Volvo FM9 6×2 day chassis cab fitted with a Thermo King TS500 refrigeration unit, and a 23ft body on an 18-tonne Daf LF55 day cab with a Thermo King V 700 refrigeration unit.
Reep fitted the insulated trailers with one piece five-bar aluminium tread plate floors with fully welded seams to prevent ingress of onion juices – the acid from which is extremely corrosive. An internal side scuff rail was also fitted to protect the inner body panels from damage.
Parripak’s logistics manager, Ken Bianchi, comments: “Our decision to award the contract to Reep was made for two distinct reasons: the quality of Reep’s product was superior to any other we looked at and their specifications increased the overall payload of the two vehicles by three tonnes, which translates into a significant cost saving for Parripak over three to five years”.