We’ve partnered with conversion specialist The Cold Consortium Ltd to produce our coolest commercial vehicle to date – a refrigerated Vauxhall Movano – in a range of load lengths and roof heights.
The vehicle has been developed specifically for the fresh- and frozen-produce industries, and wholesalers and traders can now lease it from just £120 per week. Managing Director of The Cold Consortium Ian Gardner has been demonstrating the vehicle at London’s historic Smithfield meat market, taking six orders for the new conversion in one month.
"We've worked closely with Vauxhall to develop a compelling new type of Movano, and there's been a great deal of interest in our demonstration vehicle," Gardner explains. "Customers enjoy being able to have a hands-on look around the Movano and see it in action. This means it's really easy to visualise how useful an asset it could be to their business."
The comprehensive conversion of our largest panel van features a number of market-specific features and is available in either chilled or deep-freeze configurations. The epoxy resin panels, impregnated with Envirocare-Bactericide, provide a waterproof and durable finish to the load space, along with pallet protection for the floor, and aluminium-threshold protection. The low floor height makes it easy to access the back of the van, while the 1100kg payload means it can handle demanding delivery routes. The use of a slim roof-mounted condenser by GAH means the Movano still maintains a low roofline. And with operating temperatures of +0˚C to +8˚C (chiller version), and as low as -25˚C (deep-freeze version), the produce stays as fresh as possible.
“Our new relationship with The Cold Consortium has expanded the already impressive range of customised and bespoke solutions available to Vauxhall’s commercial-vehicle customers,” says Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. “It allows the purveyors of every kind of fresh produce – from dairy farmers to butchers – to deliver their products to customers at different locations, safe in the knowledge that the vehicle is reliable, efficient and affordable.”
At Vauxhall, we provide a full aftersales service to all our fleet customers. The Cold Consortium takes care of any refrigeration queries. Find out about customised Vauxhall fleets, Vauxhall fleet services and the Movano conversion. Visit The Cold Consortium Ltd.
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