Samworth Brothers, a major UK food producer behind iconic brands such as Ginsters pasties and Soreen malt loaf, is taking steps towards reducing the fuel usage of its refrigerated trailer fleet by upwards of 33% per unit by introducing ultra-efficient Thermo King Advancer A400 refrigeration systems supplied by Marshall Fleet Solutions.
As a company with a strong commitment to its environmental responsibilities, Samworth Brothers made fuel efficiency a key priority when planning its latest fleet upgrade. The first order of Advancer A400 units has been delivered following an extensive process of consultations, trials and reviews of various options over the course of several months. The units have been installed by Marshall Fleet Solutions onto single temperature trailers supplied by Gray & Adams.
With a fleet comprising roughly 270 trailers that travel the length and breadth of the country, Samworth Brothers’ supply chain business provides temperature-controlled distribution services to companies both internally to group companies and to external food manufacturers, retailers and other distributors. Given the scale and intensive nature of this operation, improvements in fuel efficiency will unlock meaningful opportunities for reduction in the company’s overall environmental footprint.
To that end, Marshall Fleet Solutions provided Samworth Brothers with several opportunities to test the efficiency of the Thermo King Advancer A400: in addition to a live fuel-saving demonstration which demonstrated upwards of 33% fuel saving per trailer per year, Samworth Brothers conducted its own very successful two-week trial with a demo trailer.
“We appreciated the chance to trial the Thermo King Advancer A400 ourselves, and were extremely impressed with its performance,” said Samworth Brothers Supply Chain General Manager Alistair Leckie. “As we work towards our Net Zero committments, the level of efficiency achieved by the A400 will make a very meaningful difference for us. Likewise, in a period of prolonged increases in fuel prices and overall running costs, a 33% fuel saving is truly transformative.”
Marshall Fleet Solutions National Sales Manager Maria D’Andrea commented: “From welcoming the Samworth team to our new flagship depot in Tamworth to trialling the A400 demo trailer over an extended period, creating this new and exciting partnership has been a highly rewarding process from start to finish.
“We are delighted to be able to provide one of the UK’s leading food producers with the latest ultra-efficient refrigeration systems, and we are also proud of our ability to maintain all of these new units with 24/7/365 support from our nationwide service network.”
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