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CoolKit insulated box vans boost productivity for Wellocks

Nationwide food ingredients specialist Wellocks has enhanced its fleet operations with new insulated box vans from CoolKit.

Rupert Gatty, CoolKit MD, with one of the new Wellocks box body vehicles
Rupert Gatty, CoolKit MD, with one of the new Wellocks box body vehicles

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.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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