Unipart plays it cool with new trailers

07 August 2019

Unipart Logistics has introduced a new fleet of temperature managed trailers as part of its logistics contract with NHS Supply Chain.

The new fleet enhances temperature-controlled collection services from NHS Supply Chain suppliers nationwide, as well as onward delivery to NHS Supply Chain distribution centres.

The trailers support a 200-strong final-mile fleet delivering to NHS trusts in temperature managed conditions in line with the requirements of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR).

The new fleet comprises 25 Gray & Adams Temperature Controlled box trailers supplied by Close Brothers Vehicle Hire and including 26 pallet configuration with extended internal height, Thermo King refrigeration units and live temperature tracking.

Trailer temperatures will be recorded and monitored via live tracking from the Unipart Logistics transport consolidation centre, based at Unipart’s Coventry site.

Frank Burns, Managing Director at Unipart Logistics said, “The new trailer fleet is an important investment in our distribution network supporting the NHS Supply Chain, enabling us to monitor temperatures in transit and maintain our absolute commitment to quality and performance.”