Carrier Transicold delivers 15 Supra units to Stonegate Farmer

Commercial Motor
September 18, 2023

Mounted to Volvo FM rigids and fitted with a refrigerated body from trailer maker Gray & Adams, Carrier Transicold has delivered 13 Supra 750 S and two Supra 1150 MT units to Stonegate Farmers. These will be used to distribute eggs throughout the UK. The vehicles are connected to Carrier Transicold’s Lynx Fleet technology which provides real-time temperature monitoring and alerts, giving fleet managers end-to-end visibility of all cargo. 


The Supra units deliver constant airflow regardless of engine speed which is key for rapid pull-down and accurate set point control. Lynx Fleet employs machine learning and analytics to intelligently monitor and manage each system and identifies areas that can be automated. This can then improve operational, equipment and energy efficiency. 


Darren Roach, group transport manager at Stonegate Farmers, said: “Vehicle connectivity holds huge potential to transform the way we operate, and we see Carrier’s Lynx Fleet platform as the ideal next step for our business. This powerful technology, combined with the reliability and flexibility of the new Supra systems, will help us to lower fleet emissions and improve efficiency, therefore delivering better service to our customers.”


Two-way remote commands, engine running mode changes and defrost instructions can reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent. As well as reducing its carbon emissions, accurate monitoring will ensure Stonegate is able to limit food waste. Lynx Fleet monitors several data points such as temperature at delivery and door opening times. The system can be tailored to help Stonegate Farmers reach optimal operating practices. It can generate reports or provide event notifications such as door openings within a geo-fenced area. 


Account manager at Carrier Transicold UK, Tony Biggs, said: “We’ve worked with Stonegate Farmers for many years and we’re delighted to retain and continue to build its trust in Carrier’s technology. Thanks to Lynx Fleet, the team can now compile and schedule temperature reports at a moment’s notice, and the system’s ability to provide real-time alerts will significantly streamline typical workflows.”


Stonegate opted for Carrier Transicold’s BluEdge fixed-cost full-service maintenance package. This covers annual temperature control testing and certification, full F-Gas regulatory checks and access to oneCALL, a 24/7 incident management service.

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