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New Refrigerated Vans For Sale Nationwide

Looking to buy fridge vans? Transport perishable, temperature-sensitive products or handle the transport logistics of your business supply chain? You’ve come to the right place!
We stock fridge vans that can carry your cold cargo. For over 20 years in the cold chain industry, we have provided first-class, dependable new cold chain vans for businesses throughout the UK.

We sell LWB, MWB and SWB refrigeration vans. At Glacier Vehicles, we are knowledgeable fridge van specialists that can help you choose the right van.

Our new fridge vans are affordable, versatile and transport cold products at different temperature ranges. The reliable refrigeration units provide dry, chiller or frozen environments.

At Glacier Vehicles, our friendly customer service staff and expert sales team can provide you with whatever customisations you might need for your vehicle. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, and our wide range of vehicles, means you are sure to find the van you’re looking for.

What is a new refrigerated van?

Refrigerated vans provide the right environment and temperature for the goods you are transporting, be it a dry environment, or a temperature of 0°C.

Our quality refrigerated vehicles have an insulated storage compartment and a dependable refrigeration system to lower and maintain temperatures. All our new refrigerated vans on sale come with brand-new refrigeration units.

The refrigerated unit removes heat from the storage compartment and ensures that it is insulated from ambient temperature outside.

What are Refrigerated vans used for?

Refrigerated vehicles are used in many industries to transport fresh, perishable and frozen foods.

Our quality refrigerated vehicles are mainly used to transport the following products:

  1. Food
  2. Medication
  3. Insects such as honeybees
  4. Drinks
  5. Scientific materials
  6. Animals such as penguins
  7. Flowers
  8. Electronic equipment
  9. Perfume
  10. Painted artwork and other kinds of art pieces
  11. Any perishable and temperature-sensitive goods

When you purchase your own quality refrigerated vehicle, deliveries of perishable goods or frozen foods are faster and more efficient. This simplifies your logistics. Many businesses in the United Kingdom have used quality refrigeration vehicles to increase their revenue.

New temperature-controlled vehicles for your transportation and logistical needs

A quality refrigeration vehicle with a powerful engine can keep the refrigeration unit working at the temperature needed while travelling for long durations.

The mobile refrigeration units conserve the transportation and logistical needs of your business. It functions both when the vehicle is on the move and when it is parked due to it being powered by the engine.

The unique quality of the units means it even has a standby facility which maintains your goods at a suitable temperature when the engine has been turned off. So, whether the vehicle is moving or not, the temperature requirements of the cargo will always be met.

At Glacier Vehicles, we provide quality refrigeration vehicles for a wide range of industries. If you are in the supply chain, cold chain or distribution industries, contact our expert sales team today to hear some of the fantastic deals we can offer you when buying one of our vans.

Our refrigerated vans deliver results, by providing a safe and suitable atmosphere for all your products. By ensuring maximum cargo capacity and competitive prices our refrigerated vehicles will meet your company’s requirements and ensure your satisfaction.

How the temperature-controlled van refrigeration unit works

Refrigerated vans require a dry goods panel van, installation, some engineering to make the insulation better, a condenser, a compressor and an evaporator.
Materials are installed in the cargo compartment to ensure it is an insulated area. The condenser, compressor and evaporator then work together to regulate the temperature within the cargo cabin, ensuring that the temperature requirements are always met, no matter the product. The insulation provides protection from the external environment.

There are three major processes involved:

  1. Thermal insulation
  2. Thermal engineering
  3. Temperature control

Thermal Insulation

The cargo compartment of our fridge van is insulated and airtight. This insulation means that transporting temperature-sensitive goods is simple. The thermostat is easily adjustable, allowing you to maintain the temperature required.

The insulation materials installed in our fridge vans are of exceptional quality and much thicker than the insulation used in household fridges. Our quality refrigerated vehicles have the extra advantage of getting the very latest, improved insulation materials and refrigeration systems.

To ensure that the refrigeration space remains temperature-controlled, insulation comprised of a dense polymer form is fixed to the cargo compartment of the vehicle. We use insulation that is up to 50 mm thick, because the thicker the insulation, the more effective the cargo compartment is at achieving thermoregulation. Our insulation materials are one of the best in the market.

With our expert sales team dedicated to achieving a hundred percent customer satisfaction rate, we can offer one of the most effective, value for money and precise installation solutions for your vehicle. We have over 20 years’ experience in selling quality vehicles at unbeatable prices.

Thermal Engineering

Thermal engineering converts a regular dry goods panel van into a complete refrigerated vehicle. We have a four-part refrigerated van conversion process.


We install 50 mm thick Styrofoam into the cargo area. Styrofoam is an expanded polymer made from extruded polystyrene. It is watertight and has a high compression rate. Styrofoam ensures that the cool atmosphere of the van does not escape and the heat from the outside environment is not transferred into the van. This makes the cargo area completely thermoregulated.

Wood Boarding

We install wood panels inside our quality refrigerated vehicles. Wood can easily rot in moisture condensation, so we treat it carefully with fungicide and antibacterial materials to prevent rot. This will ensure that any food or sensitive products travelling in our refrigerated vans will be kept safe.

Fibreglass-like Interior Sheeting

This is effective in maximising the insulation and acts as a keying agent for GRP resin which is next installed.

GRP Resin Interior

Glass reinforced polyester resin is added last. A wet lay roller is used to apply the product to finish the interior part of the refrigerated cargo compartment. It is 100% hygienic and once dried up, you have an easy to clean cargo area.

Through thermal engineering, our fridge vans are constructed in such a way that the refrigeration units (comprising the content condenser, compressor and evaporator) operate with power generated from the engine. This is a structured system, where the power source is the engine and is known as a direct drive mechanism.

Temperature Control

To maintain a temperature-controlled interior, the condenser, compressor and evaporator in the fridge van work together.

The condenser draws in air from the cargo area into its network of pipes. This air heats the coolant fluid in the condenser and turns it into gas. The gas then moves to the compressor where molecules are compressed together under high pressure. The gas then moves to the evaporator which draws in air from the atmosphere outside the vehicle. The air is then pushed into high-pressure gas, which cools and turns back into a liquid. The liquid then finally goes back to the condenser resulting in a perfectly temperature-controlled fan.

A partition wall between the refrigerated cargo area and the driver’s cabin is vital to maintain our temperature-controlled refrigeration system. Glacier Vehicles also create partition walls within the cargo area. This gives the advantage of a dual compartment and enables businesses to transport goods that have different temperature requirements. This wall can be a static partition wall or removable partition wall.

What components are your Refrigerated vans built with?

To ensure that your fridge van provides consistent cooling to low temperatures, our vans are fitted with the TAH refrigeration system. This means that the cargo area is perfectly temperature-controlled should you be transporting frozen foods. TAH is a leading provider of refrigeration units in the UK, known for providing high quality refrigeration systems.

Our new fridge vans have two temp fan kits, which contain an insulated callbox/cargo area divided into dual compartments. This is perfect should you need to deliver small loads of either chilled or frozen products. The expert refrigeration system can maintain a temperature of nought degrees to 5°C with the fan and can heat as well as cool, providing perfect thermoregulation.

When the refrigerated van is driving through environments with different temperatures, the refrigeration system can either cool down to heat up depending on your needs.

refrigerated van cargo options

Our commitment to customer satisfaction and willingness to go the extra mile means that we have a wide variety of cargo options in our temperature-controlled vans for sale.

These include:
Strip curtains. These are PVC curtains which are fixed at the side door and at the back of the refrigerated van. They prevent the loss of cold air and help to promote a temperature-controlled environment.

Standby capacity. With a plug-in standby fifth facility, your van can act as a stationary refrigerator while the engine is turned off.

Slide draws. They are placed at the side of the refrigerated van for specialised products.

Extra shelving or racking. To maximise the load capacity of the fridge van, our friendly staff can install extra shelves or racks.

Wet load or slip resistant floor. Our flooring solution has a terrain that is slip resistant. It also has facilities for draining and collecting excess liquid.

Meat rails. Meat rails ensure that when you are transporting meat within the refrigeration space, your meat products remain intact and hygienic.

Types of Refrigerated vans we offer

Our quality new fridge vans are divided into categories, based on their wheelbase.

Wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front wheel and the centre of the rear wheel. In vehicles that have over two axles, the wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front wheel and the midpoint of the other axles. We can offer a diverse range of refrigerated vans for example, you can have a long wheelbase LWB, medium wheelbase MWB or short wheelbase SWP.

Available van models include small refrigerated vans with SWP, medium refrigerated vans with MWB and large refrigerated vans with LWB. The size of the wheelbase will differ, depending on model and manufacturer.

We can offer a comprehensive selection of refrigerated van manufacturers, models and designs. Please contact our expert staff for any advice on new fridge vans with the wheelbase specifications that will meet your requirements.

Contact Glacier Vehicles on (020) 8668 7579 or email us on

Recommended new refrigerated van brands

Whether you would like to buy one new fridge van, or you are searching for a fleet of temperature-controlled commercial refrigerated trucks, Glacier Vehicles always recommend the best. Our refrigerated trucks come in different sizes and we recommend the leading brands for each size.

Small to Medium Refrigerated Trucks

Small and medium vans are pallet vans. These refrigerated vehicles have a payload of between 400 kg to 800 kg depending on the make and model and their lengths go between 2 m squares and 2.5 m². For small to medium refrigerated vehicles we recommend:

  • Ford transit custom
  • Ford transit connect
  • Large vans
  • Renault traffic
  • Vauxhall Viv Aro
  • Peugeot experts
  • Peugeot Boxer
  • Mercedes Vito
  • Mercedes Sprinter
  • Citroen dispatch
  • Volkswagen dispatch

Medium to Large Refrigerated vans

The specific internal length and payload capability of our refrigerated trucks will depend on the actual refrigerated van model and manufacturer you go for. The internal length of medium and large vans can vary from 2.9 m to 2 to 4.2 m. They have a payload of 800 kg to 1300 kg. Our recommendations are:

  • Iveco daily
  • Mercedes sprinter
  • Peugeot Boxer
  • Volkswagen crafter new
  • Fiat staccato
  • Ford transits
  • Citroen relay
  • Renault Master
  • Nissan envy 400
  • Vauxhall Nirvana

Visit our showroom today where our friendly staff can show you the large number of fridge vans we have for sale. All meet industry standards with the latest technology.

New Refrigerated Van Features

There are several high-quality features that come included when you order a refrigerated vehicle with Glacier Vehicles. These include:

Standby facility. Your refrigeration unit can be plugged into a regular socket and be unused when the car engine is not on.

MOT. We perform extensive MOT testing on our temperature vans. We test the safety of the vehicle, how roadworthy it is and its carbon monoxide emission levels. We go the extra mile to guarantee that you have peace of mind when driving our refrigerated vans. You can rest assured that all our vehicles meet government standards and are safe.

New conversions. All our conversions are new. We install refrigeration units, and perform thermal engineering and installation, using the latest materials and technology available. This means that the van’s features and specifications are of the highest standard.

Multipoint check. We conduct a multipoint check to ensure that the structural and mechanical aspects of the refrigerated van are at their best. By adopting a conscientious approach, we check the interior, cargo cabin, body, functions and controls. You can rest assured that you have purchased a quality refrigerated vehicle.

Free delivery. Whether you buy one new refrigerated van or several, our nationwide delivery service ensures their safe delivery to anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Extraordinary warranty. We have an extensive warranty. You get the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty, a twelve-month vehicle, warranty and a separate 12-month refrigeration system warranty. Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we are one of the only companies to offer such extraordinary warranty in the refrigerated van industry.

Call out to mainland UK. We offer a callout service to mainland UK, offering you piece of mind that you are at all times covered, wherever you live.

Service. We also offer servicing and maintenance as part of our exceptional customer service policy.

New refrigerated van optional extras

If you want to customise your vehicle to meet specific demands or have special features in mind, Glacier Vehicles and our expert sales team can help to provide them. We are dedicated to delivering personalised products. Here are commonly installed optional extras.

  • Satnav
  • Alarm
  • Rear parking sensors
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Bluetooth
  • Air conditioning

These options provide several functions. The alarm is obviously for greater security, and the satnav helps in delivery and quick navigation. The LED daytime running lights ensure your car can be seen in a low visibility area or during low visibility. The rear parking sensors help you see the objects behind the refrigerated van when parking.

The air conditioner brings comfort to drivers and passengers while the Bluetooth connects the phone to the speaker system, providing a wireless connection to the phone. These are only some of the high-quality features and specifications included in the refrigerated van.

Why not contact our friendly sales staff today on (020) 8668 7579 for a free quote and consultation?

How many Refrigerated vans do you keep in stock at your dealership?

We are one of the largest suppliers of refrigerated trucks in the UK with a wide range of temperature-controlled vans for sale. Our extensive collection of over 40 refrigerated vehicles are constantly being replaced due to receiving such a high level of orders for our current range. Even with customer specifications, we are able to regularly meet expectations and bring in new vehicles as needed.

You don’t need to search all over the UK for a particular temperature-controlled vehicle. Why not come to our showroom at Glacier Vehicles, Ullswater Business Park, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2HS, United Kingdom or browse the wide selection of fridge vans we have available on our website.

Our expert sales team can provide you with as many vehicles as you require while meeting your specifications. Our fridge van consultants will be happy to make sure the brand and model of van fits your unique requirements. Call our friendly staff today on (020) 8668 7579.

How much do Refrigerated vans cost?

We can help you get the best vehicle that will meet your budget and enhance your business. Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will make sure you have exactly the vehicle you require.

Our extensive selection of refrigerated vans come at varying prices. We can offer fantastic deals on new, budget-friendly refrigerated vehicles as well as high premium refrigerated vehicles.

Our friendly approach means that if you don’t have enough funds we can offer financing solutions that will help you pay in instalments. We can help ensure your peace of mind by negotiating the finer financing for you, facilitating the process and getting you the most flexible financing option available. If you wish to purchase a high-tech, specialised premium temperature-controlled van, Glacier Vehicles will make your dream come true. We are committed to providing fantastic deals and ensuring you will have the best equipment for your organisation.

Our expert sales team and friendly staff will provide you with all the advice, consultation, and assistance you need! Call Glacier Vehicles on (020) 8668 7579 now!

Frequently asked questions

What types of refrigerated vans are there?

There are four main categories of affordable refrigerated vehicles. These include:

Installation only van. An installation only van has a cargo area that is lined with a 50 mm layer of insulation. This means that the refrigeration space is completely thermoregulated. These vans are not used for food but more so for sensitive goods that need refrigerating.

Chiller conversion van. Our quality chiller vans are insulated with a 50 mm layer of insulating material and have a chill refrigerator. These refrigerated trucks are used for items that need refrigerating but not freezing.

Semi-freezer conversion van. A semi-freezer van has a 75 mm layer of insulation and a refrigeration system with either hot gas defrost, or reverse cycle defrost. Within the refrigerated cargo space, you can keep food as low as -10 to -15°C.

Full freezer conversion van. These full freezer vans have a 75 mm layer of insulation reinforced doors. The temperature-controlled refrigeration systems are either reverse cycle or hot gas defrost. You can keep products at -20°C with these existing features and ensure that frozen foods and perishable goods are kept in perfect condition.

When searching for refrigerated vans, Glacier Vehicles is the team to contact. We are comprised of a team of industry specialists who are extremely knowledgeable about fridge vehicles and refrigerated vans. We are renowned for being a top of the range refrigerated vehicle supplier and our expert sales team has over 60 years of experience in providing refrigerated vans.

We have supplied over 5000 exceptional refrigerated vehicles to a number of customers across the UK and are experts in our field. At Glacier Vehicles, our commitment to customer satisfaction means that we should be your first choice for refrigerated vans. Please contact our expert sales team for more information.

Our friendly staff are waiting to hear from you today!