DHL adds new reefers for Burtons Biscuits

Liverpool, UK: DHL Supply Chain is running 32 new temperature-controlled trailers in its Burton’s Biscuits fleet.

Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 fridges cool the curtain-sided, double-deck trailers, and are expected to deliver 30% fuel savings.

The new units were specified by DHL and will support its GoGreen plan with fuel and energy savings, while increasing the efficiency of the Burton’s Biscuits operation, DHL says.

The 32 new units replace older assets and combine Carrier’s all-electric technology and multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings over the previous model.

The new system is also 19% more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby, translating into reduced diesel, maintenance and electricity costs. In addition, the units significantly reduce sound pollution, the company says.

DHL Supply Chain is a long-standing strategic partner of Burton’s Biscuits, supporting the business’ international and domestic growth. DHL will operate the new trailers from Burton’s Biscuits sites in Llantarnam, South Wales and its central distribution hub in Liverpool, delivering across the UK.

Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 fridges cool DHL’s curtain-sided, double-deck trailers that are expected to deliver 30% fuel savings

Bob Naylor, vice president, core transport, DHL Supply Chain, says: “We are committed to continually improving the service we provide to our customers, investing in innovative solutions and enhancing operations for their benefit. By introducing these new units into the Burton’s Biscuits fleet, we’re supporting both our internal sustainability agenda and that of the customer through reducing fuel consumption, with 30% savings.”

Des Bull, customer supply chain director, FBC Companies, owner of Burton’s Biscuits, says, “As a business we are always looking at how we can limit our environmental footprint in our operations, and the diesel and energy savings our fleet is making by replacing existing trailers with these new models is one of the steps forward towards this.

The new units also deliver strong efficiency benefits, particularly in their improved cooling capacity, and we’re delighted by the advancements they’re providing.”