Nationwide food ingredients specialist Wellocks has enhanced its fleet operations with new insulated box vans from CoolKit.
The order for 10 Mercedes Sprinter box vans marks Wellocks’ first fleet deal with CoolKit and has seen the firm benefit from an extra 151kg of payload per vehicle when compared with previous vehicles.
The increase in payload is the result of advanced construction techniques which utilise ultra-light materials – work which helped CoolKit scoop the prestigious Vans A2Z and Van FleetWorld Van Innovation Award this year.
CoolKit said the need to improve productivity as vehicle emissions regulations tighten was the principal driver of the development of their unique box van.
Rupert Gatty, managing director of CoolKit, said: “Our aim wasn’t just to produce another box body, but to produce one that would shake up the market — combining the best in quality and productivity. Key to that was identifying innovative new materials in a way that no-one else has.”
Commenting on the new vehicles, James Wellock, managing director at Wellocks, said: “Our new CoolKit-bodied vans provide a very welcome increase in vehicle productivity at a time when so many other factors are having an adverse effect.”