When designing a fridge van for the catering and food service sector, it is important to understand the need for dual temperature requirements. When creating each fridge van, our experienced design team work closely to customer specifications and requirements.The end result is an advanced, bespoke temperature-controlled vehicle that performs efficiently to within each customer’s desired temperature ranges.
Typically, a dual temperature vehicle within this industry will have an ambient section and a chilled section divided by a built-in bulkhead. This bulkhead can be designed to be fixed or moving, allowing customers to change the size of each compartment if required. There are several combinations which can be offered to customers, depending on their preferences. One option is to place the ambient section at the rear of the van, (accessible via the back doors) and the chilled load space at the front of the van (accessible via the side panel door). This combination is popular for food service businesses selling produce from their van, where they can display ambient temperature goods at the rear of the van and keep the rest of the stock chilling at the front.
Another combination would be to have the chilled zone at the back of the van, and a small ambient section at the front of the van. This all depends on the needs of the customer and we are flexible on what can be achieved.
Some catering businesses may wish to transport their produce to venues using refrigerated vehicles. These customers can make use of our design expertise to incorporate shelving, racking or any other storage facility within the load space that would suit their transportation requirements.
At GRV we take the time to understand the customer’s plans for the fridge van, including what it will be used for and how. The core benefit of us doing this is that it allows us to propose the best vehicle make and model, using our expertise to consider the internal dimensions after conversion, as well as other factors such as payload capabilities. Ultimately, this enables us to provide customers with total peace of mind on their investment with us.