CK Foods Acquires First Schmitz Cargobull S.KO Cool Smart Semi-Trailer to Support Business Growth
Manufacturer and supplier of pizza cheese and frozen chicken products, CK Foods, has taken delivery of its first Cold Chain Federation member Schmitz Cargobull asset – an S.KO COOL SMART box body semi-trailer which will be used to transport chilled and frozen food across the UK.
The new reefer will operate in conjunction with two Volvo FH tractor units and joins a fleet of eight 26-tonne rigid trucks and three trailers. It comes equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect® telematics system which provides a comprehensive overview of the trailer and its load throughout every journey.
Buyer at CK Foods, Huzaifah Bhamji, says: “In my opinion, the quality of Schmitz Cargobull’s trailers is just unbeaten – they are the best in the industry. On top of that, I can’t fault the Schmitz Cargobull team. They’ve been flexible to my business needs and their communication is excellent.”
Mounted with a Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit, the S.KO COOL SMART features a new air distribution system that enables efficient, uniform temperature control inside the body.
Constructed with Schmitz Cargobull’s shatter-proof and patented FERROPLAST® technology, the semi-trailer’s panels won’t absorb moisture, resulting in an energy-efficient, hygienic and age-resistant asset. It is also built on a galvanised and bolted MODULOS chassis, which reduces weight without compromising on strength.
“Our business is growing and we needed a trailer that would be up to the job and able to meet our busy schedule,” adds Bhamji. “The trailer’s high payload is an added bonus as it has reduced the number of trips my drivers have to take, which in turn reduces our costs.”
The S.KO COOL SMART has been supplied on a full-service contract from Schmitz Cargobull and is expected to be in operation for between five and seven days a week for 10 years.
CK Foods was established 21 years ago and specialises in chilled and frozen cheese and chicken product distribution to wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK. It has two manufacturing sites, one in Hull and the other in Bradford.
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