Table of Contents
- 1 - Functional Refrigerated Vans for Fresh Meat and Dairy Products
- 2 - Beat Your Competition With Quality And Efficiency
Functional Refrigerated Vans for Fresh Meat and Dairy Products
If you are in the meat, fish, and dairy food business, and you transport your products to customers over a distance, then you are well aware that you must deliver fresh stock every time.
How do you ensure your food retains its freshness and quality so that clients continue patronizing your business? By, of course, storing it in a highly-functional refrigerated van.
At Glacier Vehicles, we repurpose, convert, and sell quality Refrigerated vans for the food and transportation industry. Our vehicles are designed to maintain temperature at optimal levels and maintain food freshness regardless of distance.
The Importance Of Refrigerated Vans Today
A refrigerated van is simply a vehicle with a cooling compartment built in to transport perishable food at specific temperatures. The cooling mechanisms are designed to maintain the quality of the food kept inside them. Refrigerated vans may also be called reefer containers because they control the ripening of fruit while in transit. The primary foods transported in these vans include fish, meat, vegetables, fruits and dairy produce.
As the world’s demand for perishable food rises significantly, the need for efficient transportation and delivery is also increasing at the same rate. The vehicles help to transport poultry and vegetables, and sometimes flowers from farming regions to distant markets.
Popular car brands such as Peugeot, Ford, Vauxhall, Toyota and Renault make vans that can be converted to any size for cold food storage and delivery. Refrigerated supply chains with global partners also rely on temperature-controlled storage compartments, allowing local distribution to be synchronised with the schedules of customers’ food businesses.
Beat Your Competition With Quality And Efficiency
You can best the competition by enhancing the efficiency of your food delivery. At Glacier Vehicles, our vans not only maintain food quality but offer good engine performance that allows drivers to reach their destination on time. Nothing wins customers faster than service excellence and promptness. We are invested in your business’ success because we know that when you win, Glacier Vehicles wins too.
Succeeding At Refrigerated Transport And The Food Handling Process
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Handling Your Goods For Quality Retention
In any business that manages fresh food transportation, there are important principles to uphold if you are to maintain high quality.
- Seek ways to reduce transportation time as much as possible
- Fresh food must be stored in a safe place, and protected from physical damage as well as fluctuating temperature.
- Never allow the content of the van to become dehydrated
- Always ensure the careful control and regular monitoring of airflow, temperature, and humidity.
Modern Refrigerated vans are equipped with flexible storage, carefully-controlled atmospheres and a variety of sizes to satisfy different logistical needs. However, choosing the right vehicle for your business type counts. Gone are the days when people simply bought any van with a cold compartment, now care must be taken to consider the unique qualities that affect the type of goods you transport.
Van Conversions And Additions For Meat, Fish And Dairy Products
Not every cooling vehicle comes with standard features for a retail supply business. The regular van may not come in the size you want, or the size you have lacks certain features for storage. In this case, a mix of the two becomes necessary. Of course, it goes without saying that it must be done by a professional, otherwise you could botch the whole van.
At Glacier Vehicles, we usually receive van conversion requests from food retailers looking to modify the features of their refrigerated van. We can convert a regular van into a refrigerated one. This approach is cost-effective as it doesn’t require buying a new vehicle.
One of the first things to do is remove the unwanted parts of the back of the van. Then extruded polystyrene insulated units are installed to prevent heat from entering the vehicle from the engine or outside in summer. The mechanics and electrical components of the vehicle will then be altered to make it suitable for fresh food protection and quality retention.
Some retailers may want to customise their van with additions for specific food storage. For example, a meat delivery business will require meat hooks or ramps for its refrigerated van. Other additions include a shelving compartment and hanging rails for support.
Why Choose Glacier Vehicles?
After several years in the industry, we have consistently retained our growing number of customers. Glacier Vehicles go beyond the ordinary to provide additional benefits for our clients. All vehicles go through multiple tests and checks before leaving the showroom. Additionally, we provide a full MOT for free to help you meet the strict demands of the transport and logistics industry.
Are you concerned about costs? We pride ourselves in the competitive pricing of our service. If you find a better price anywhere, we will match it.