FOOD SERVICES | Staff Reporter, UK

Greggs now using hybrid refrigeration systems

The three new trucks ordered by the bakery chain are expected to contribute to lower environmental impact and reduce operating costs of their truck transport operations in central London.

Greggs is now one of the first customers in Europe to experience hybrid refrigeration systems, courtesy of Thermo King, a transport temperature control solutions provider.

The bakery chain ordered three new trucks with Thermo King’s hybrid systems, which are expected to contribute to lowering the environmental impact and reducing operating costs of their truck transport operations in central London.

“Thermo King units have been our systems of choice for several years now. Their units have delivered good flexibility and work efficiency to our operations, and we could also always count on the Thermo King dealer service network to support us,” said Richard Penna, group logistics manager at Greggs. “We’re very cautious about the sustainability of our transport operations. It is paramount for us to operate in inner cities with as little noise and reduced emissions as possible.”

The new T-Series Hybrid and UT Hybrid refrigeration systems for trucks and high-loaders, announced last year, boasts a capacity to switch seamlessly between diesel and electric mode. This allows transporters to operate in inner cities, residential areas and low emission zones with the unit’s diesel engine turned off.

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