Chilled pints backed by Carrier Transicold and Lawrence David

Commercial Motor
December 13, 2023


Timothy Taylor’s brewery has added to its Carrier-cooled fleet with two new Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 units mounted to 13.6m Lawrence David trailers.

The new temperature-controlled trailers replace older units in the fleet to transport beers across the UK. The trailers will be put to work five days a week and based out of the brewery in Keighley, Yorkshire. 

Chris Weatherill, transport manager at Timothy Taylor’s, said: “Good beer needs to travel well. So, to ensure our beer is delivered to pubs in perfect condition, we rely on Carrier Transicold’s units to keep our casks at cellar temperature, whatever the weather. They keep our beers between 10°C and 12°C, allowing for the correct conditioning that gives our ales their clean and crisp flavour. So, however near or far from the brewery you are, you’re always going to get that taste of Taylor’s.”

The Vector 1550s have e-drive electric technology which will be powered by the brewery’s solar panels and charged overnight. This system removes the need for the mechanical transmissions used in belt-driven truck and refrigeration trailer combinations. Charging the units with renewable energy contributes to the company’s sustainability goals to reduce its emissions and by extension its customer’s scope 3 emissions. 

The cooling units provide accurate set point control and good pull-down speeds. This equipment is essential all year round as hot temperatures in the summer can cause casks to rupture, ruining loads and if it’s too cold this can affect the clarity of the beer. 

Carrier Transicold UK key account manager, Mark Ramsden, said: “As one of the UK’s most recognisable brands, we’re delighted that Timothy Taylor’s continues to place its trust in Carrier’s technology.”

The brewery opted for Carrier Transicold’s BluEdge maintenance package which covers annual temperature control testing and certification, full F-Gas regulatory checks and access to the company’s oneCALL™ 24/7 incident management service.

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