Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new refrigeration conversion for its Crafter Luton van, to be built by The Cold Consortium.
The new conversion is based on the existing Engineered To Go Crafter Luton by Ingimex and adds refrigeration capability to help with the growing demand for chilled commercial vehicles.
The load space of the refrigerated Crafter Luton can be chilled to 0°C with a temperature-controlled multi-strip curtain fitted to the rear shutter.
Pressure-bonded insulation panels offer maximum strength while reducing weight, and the bulkhead panel is strengthened to carry the refrigeration system evaporator. Motion-activated infrared (PIR) sensor lighting replaces the standard load bay lighting.
The Cold Consortium, based in York, has specialised in converting vans to refrigerated chillers, fridges and freezers for more than 20 years.
It is a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Recognised Partner, having undergone a rigorous certification process to meet the stringent quality and technical criteria required by the scheme.
All conversions completed by any of the 21 partners are fully covered by a warranty that matches the term of the base vehicle warranty, while customers liaise with a single point of contact at their Van Centre for all servicing and aftersales support for a seamless ownership experience.
Nick Axtell, Specialist Sales Manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “The temperature-controlled vehicle market is growing, and we’re delighted to be able to announce a new conversion in partnership with The Cold Consortium.
“Recognised conversions like this are all part of our commitment to providing our customers with the right van for their job, no matter the industry or requirement.”