Supermarket giant Tesco has taken delivery of 106 Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 MT (multi-temperature) units for its operation in Poland. Carrier Transicold, which operates in Poland as Carrier Transicold Poland, helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Poland is Tesco’s largest Central European market, with 455 stores and more than 5 million customers per week. Tesco equipped its vehicles with Vector 1950 MT refrigeration units, each mounted to Krone tri-axle trailers. Its decision follows the success of the product’s performance within Tesco’s U.K. fleet, which has Carrier Transicold systems fitted to 1,477 trailers and 242 rigid trucks.
The 18,800-watt Vector 1950 MT units are ideal for Tesco as they provide flexibility to transport ambient, refrigerated and frozen goods at the same time on the same trailer. All Vector 1950 MT systems feature Carrier’s patented E-Drive™ electric technology, which removes the mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven refrigeration systems and transforms engine power into electricity through a generator.
“The Carrier Transicold Vector technology suits the needs of the business perfectly – the units are durable, reliable and easy to maintain,” Tesco said. “We put the first Vector 1950 systems into the Polish fleet in 2013 and the technology is performing well. Our drivers are very comfortable operating them, so the right choice was to go with Carrier for this repeat order. The trailers are on the road seven days a week, so maximising uptime is essential. Carrier’s units have not let us down in the past, and we are confident the latest additions to the fleet will perform just as well.”
Built with innovative micro-channel condenser coils, the Vector 1950 MT condenser is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Vector 1850 MT, and provides even greater efficiency. The units also offer faster pull-down speeds, temperature accuracy to within +/-0.3°C in each of the three trailer compartments, and the ability to transport larger loads over long distances.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com, or follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.