News from Paneltex Somers: Leading specialist courier company Eskimo Express added two Citroën Relay vans to its fleet, both feature high specification dual compartment bodies converted by Norwich-based refrigerated body manufacturer Paneltex Somers.
The Paneltex Somers refrigerated conversion enables the Citroëns to operate at -25°C in one compartment and +25°C in the other.
Eskimo Express now benefits from being able to utilise one vehicle on jobs where previously they would have had to have used two.
The Chertsey-based company anticipates both these vehicles to have a working life of up to six years.
During 2013 Eskimo Express purchased two ATP Certified Citroën Berlingos from Paneltex Somers that were converted at the company’s Norwich based manufacturing site. The success of these resulted in this latest order for two Citroën Relays.
Tony Colato from Eskimo Express, said, “Much of our courier work is specifically for the pharmaceutical industry and we have found that, apart from Paneltex Somers, no other vehicle body manufacturer can manufacture such a high level of refrigerated conversion that is ideally suited to this industry. Our vehicles work extremely hard on deliveries and collections all over Europe, so the reliability and consistent performance achieved by our refrigerated vehicles is vital to the success of the business.
“Because of the nature of the delivery work they are involved in, the refrigerated body conversion is, by design, quite complex and detailed. In addition to the capability of a 50°C differential between the two compartments, the vehicle also has twin temperature recorders, to ensure that load integrity is never compromised at any time, and full European coverage satellite tracking.”