Swithenbank buys engineless Carrier Transicold Siberia units



Fresh produce supplier Swithenbank has taken delivery of 15 engineless Carrier Transicold Syberia refrigeration units.

The delivery includes five Twincool models for multi-temperature operations.

Swithenbank, a trading arm of Bidvest Food Services (BFS) Group (which recently rebranded to Best Food Logistics) will use the new 18-tonne DAF LF rigid trucks across its chilled and frozen produce contracts.

Syveria’s engineless solution was selected in order to better prepare the fleet for new, stricter inner-city delivery requirements for emissions and noise levels.

Graham Rennie, director of fleet at BFS Group, said:  “Since their introduction to the fleet, the Syberia units have performed exceptionally well.”

 “After the single-temperature units gave us such great results for our chilled produce, we decided to increase the order and specify the multi-temperature variants to handle our frozen contracts.”

“The engineless technology was key to our decision-making process, as it means each vehicle meets all current legislation and helps to ensure we’re prepared for the upcoming changes that will affect our urban delivery operations.”

The Syberia systems join 58 Carrier Transicold Pulsor units already in operation in the company’s commercial vehicle fleet.

The Syberia units use the DAFs' Euro-6 engines, and Carrier Transicold’s Eco-Power module works via a hydraulic pump connected to the truck’s engine power take-off.

The system, even at 100% capacity, operates below the PIEK- compliant noise level of 60 dB(A).

Included in Carrier Transicold UK’s maintenance package is annual temperature control testing and certification, full regulatory checks, and access to 24/7 incident management service.