When it comes to refrigerated transport, the industry has come a long way since the late thirties. At that time, ice and salt were the only practical way for hauliers to keep perishable shipments from spoiling.
Over the last 75 years, the science of refrigerated transportation has advanced dramatically and the next years will no doubt bring about further customer-driven innovations to make refrigerated transport even more effective and efficient in the years to come.
Today, innovative technologies and designs are already available to enable fleet operators to meet their goals.
Quinn Vehicles, a manufacturer of temperature controlled refrigerated vehicles, trailers, and specialist vehicles in Ireland and the UK, was recently honoured at the Fleet Transport Awards 2014. Their new Quinn Arch 1360 Transcool semi-trailer was recognized with the Trailer Innovation award.
The new semi-trailer can be considered an Irish thoroughbred, as Galway-based Thermo King delivers the refrigeration unit. The SLXe 300 Spectrum unit, like its predecessors, has been designed to achieve low operating cost and maximum load protection with low environmental impact.
Quinn Vehicles, a family owned company, has adapted through the years to meet the demands of an ever-growing transport industry. They started manufacturing refrigerated vehicles in the early 1980's to supply the growing food industry with the diversification into other transportation markets within the recent years.
Located in Athenry, Ireland, Quinn Vehicles has the unique ability to manufacture each and every component in their truck bodies in house. This gives the company total control over quality ensuring every fridge body is built to the highest standards requested by customers. This also enables the company to meet their customers' individual requests for customised truck and trailer body designs.
In the neighbouring city of Galway, Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has its manufacturing location. Thermo King has been cooperating with Quinn Vehicles for decades providing Quinn truck and trailer bodies with innovative, efficient and reliable refrigeration systems.
Both companies are known for placing great emphasis on maintaining individual service to customers and putting great care to meet their needs.
The award-winning semi-trailer is currently on a roadshow through Ireland and United Kingdom providing customers looking for reliable and efficient refrigerated transport units with the chance to experience this innovative solution first-hand.