Fourth generation family company Huntapac Produce Ltd has recently taken delivery of five brand-new 13.4m Gray & Adams single temperature refrigerated trailers from TIP Trailer Services as part of a seven-year deal that includes full repair and maintenance of the Carrier trailer fridge systems.
The decision by Huntapac to acquire these latest trailers from TIP follows on from the service they received last Christmas from TIP, who supplied a number of refrigerated trailers in an emergency situation to assist with increased demand during the Christmas peak period. The subsequent five-trailer deal is the first time that Huntapac has worked with TIP on new trailer supply.
“We were really impressed by the quality of service we received from TIP during the Christmas peak period, so when we were looking at a possible alternative supplier of trailers for our fleet we decided to place this order with TIP based on their previous excellent service. We have been particularly impressed by the quality of the account management from TIP and the relationship between the two companies has worked really well so far,” said Will Hunter, operations director at Huntapac Produce Ltd.
All five G&A refrigerated trailers feature Carrier Vector trailer refrigeration systems and are expected to cover in excess of 120,000 km per annum over their seven-year life in the Huntapac fleet.
Huntapac Produce Ltd was established over 75 years ago and is one of the largest and most successful root producers in the UK, employing over 500 staff and running a fleet of 60 tractor units, 80 fridge trailers and 50 bulk trailers. With its head office in Preston, Lancashire, Huntapac supplies many of the major supermarkets in the UK, as well as independent retailers, wholesalers, food service companies, caterers and food manufacturing operations.
“Under the leadership of Warren Hunter, Huntapac Produce has grown significantly in recent times and its distinctive trailers are an everyday sight on our roads. We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with them on this new trailer deal, which allows us to demonstrate the effectiveness of the TIP customer service operation. We are looking forward to developing a strong and effective working relationship between our two companies over the full duration of this trailer contract,” said Mike Furnival, managing director, TIP Trailer Services UK & I.