Specialist Sussex based food service distributor ‘Express Foodservice’, has taken delivery of four new DAF LF 45 twin-compartment, box body refrigerated vehicles cooled by Hubbard Products 720 twin evaporator units.

Now reputed to be the 3rd largest specialist distributor in England, Express Foodservice supplies over five million kilos of product per annum. As well as delivering to large parts of the country its locations include Europe, Channel Islands and the Falkland Islands. Employing over 50 staff from their Rustington base, the company offers their range of frozen and chilled catering products to businesses and everyday private customers.

The new vehicles supplement their existing Hubbard Products cooled distribution fleet. As a long-standing customer of Hubbard Products, Express Foodservice is familiar with the performance and efficiency of the 720 range of twin evaporator units, having specified them on previous occasions. The Hubbard 720 AELT-24-3 in use with Express Foodservice operate at – 21°C for the freezer compartment and 1°C for the chilled compartment. Fast pull down was a prime requirement for Express Foodservice, with delivery drops ranging from between 10 and 25 drops per route with door openings sometimes as long as one hour.

With electric standby, the 720 Alpha twin evaporator is a split system designed to provide optimum performance in medium-sized box bodies that are insulated for fresh or frozen produce transport.

Neil Holman of Express Foodservice comments “In September 2014 we relocated to a larger and more efficient distribution depot, as a result of that move our daily delivery requirement has increased with significant consequence for our vehicles and their refrigeration systems. Hubbard Products’ maintenance and support have been exemplary, Hubbard’s engineer Nick Carter, has worked with us for over a decade and has helped us develop our business with his knowledge of transport refrigeration from both a maintenance and an operational viewpoint. This input has given us significant faith in Hubbard Products service and support, so much so that over 80% of our fleet is specified with their products.”

For further information see www.express-foodservice.co.uk and www.hubbardproducts.com

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