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KFF expands hospitality wholesale services with help of new refrigeration units

Catering industry supplier KFF has expanded its services with the help of refrigeration units from Hubbard.

KFF has invested in 18 new Iveco vehicles with twin compartment bodies by Solomon Commercials and using Hubbard Z380SBAT multi-temp units

The business delivers frozen, fresh and store cupboard supplies across the south of England but also servicing key account outlets as far north as the Midlands, supported by a fleet of 71 insulated vehicles running six days a week.

To enable expansion of its services to include fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, KFF has invested in 18 new Iveco vehicles with twin compartment bodies by Solomon Commercials.

The refrigeration units chosen by KFF are Hubbard Z380SBAT multi-temp units, which needed to fit a number of requirements.

Philip White, managing director off KFF, explained: “Delivering products that are the cornerstones of our customers’ offerings, promptly and in the finest condition possible is the key to our success. The choice and specification of refrigeration units had to match our Corporate and Social Responsibility commitment to reduce our carbon footprint.”

The Z380S multi-temperature model is designed to meet the needs of transporting products in multiple compartments and at different temperatures.

The Z380SBAT runs at up to 3.9kW and covers a maximum 28m3. It uses a first compressor located in the engine compartment of the vehicle and connected to it, taking care of operation in ‘road mode’ while the mains compressor is mounted under the body and powered by an external electrical source when the van is parked.

The ultra-thin evaporator is placed directly on the ceiling of the cell, thereby avoiding the need to reduce the load volume.

A control unit is situated in the cabin and guarantees the product is efficiently kept at precisely the right temperature for the entire duration of the trip.

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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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