UK’s first Carrier Transicold Xarios 8 Multi-Temperature Units for Creed

03 November 2022 #Truck

Family-owned national foodservice wholesaler Creed Foodservice has taken delivery of three 12-tonne rigid trucks fitted with the UK’s first Carrier Transicold Xarios 8 multi-temperature units.

The units are fitted to DAF LF rigids supplied on a contract hire agreement with Petit Forestier, which are mounted with specialised bodies provided by Gray & Adams.

Featuring an all-new underlying architecture, the lightweight system offers 55% more cooling capacity and 20% more heating capacity than previous models.

While other models in the range are traditionally specified for light commercial vehicles, the increased power of the new Xarios 8 MT now allows small to medium-sized trucks to benefit from the direct drive system.

This removes the need for a standalone diesel engine and creates a lightweight, low-noise solution ideal for vehicles operating in urban areas.

Also, the use of microchannel heat exchanger condenser technology results in a 40% decrease in Global Warming Potential (GWP) related to refrigerant usage versus equivalent diesel-powered systems.

Creed’s new vehicles will operate five days a week from the firm’s High Wycombe depot, completing between eight to 15 deliveries a day both in and around central London and down to the Kent coast.

They are expected to cover about 20,000km per year.

Patrick Nayler, General Manager, Creed Foodservice said: “We’re confident the powerful solution provided by the new Xarios 8 MT units will unlock long-term efficiency and sustainability gains, helping to futureproof against potential emissions regulations while also cutting fuel costs today.”

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