New vans improve efficiencies, says Kerry
Kerry Foods wholesale division has souped up its fleet of vans in order in order to lower its carbon footprint and streamline delivery efficiencies, it has announced.
Kerry Foods Direct to Store (DTS), the delivered wholesale arm of Kerry Group, has added 115 new high-tech vans to its fleet, with another 285 planned. The delivery vans are equipped with CACI software – a computer-generated automatic routing system ensuring to map out the most efficient route for multiple call stops – as well as GreenRoad technology to track location and vehicle performance to improve fuel efficiency and plan for future new vehicle requirements. They also feature ‘key-out’ technology to safeguards the vans’ chilling capability, which maintains a constant temperature in hot conditions, even when vans are left unaccompanied.
The company says that the new delivery vehicles, which will change livery to feature products from the portfolio, will enable Kerry Foods DTS to deliver to the convenience sector across the country more efficiently and with a lower carbon footprint.
Andrew Redstone, operations director of Kerry Foods DTS, said: “The new fleet will enable us to deliver our range of over 450 chilled food and drink products to our retail customers throughout the country faster and more efficiently.
“Kerry Foods DTS is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and these new vans enable us to do just that, while continuing to provide a first-class service, improving delivery times and maintaining product quality.”