Gray & Adams has partnered with Sunswap to supply Samworth Brothers with battery and solar-powered refrigerated trailers to fulfil a third of their 2024 fleet upgrade, following a successful trial in spring this year.
Samworth Brothers is a long-term customer of Gray & Adams and they have gained a deep understanding of the business over the years. Gray & Adams knew that Samworths regularly undertake lengthy and energy-intensive delivery cycles for their customers, so the business required a solution that was able to rise to the challenge. By replacing trailers traditionally fitted with diesel powered TRUs with Sunswap technology, the trial in effect removed 600g of nitrogen oxides and 65kg of tailpipe carbon dioxide. Another key result is that the TRU was not plugged in to charge during the two-week trial period, instead utilising solar energy to recharge.
As well as the significant environmental benefits, which has been further projected by the Sunswap team to remove 450 tonnes of tailpipe (scope 1) carbon emission and 4.4 tonnes of nitrogen oxides over a 10-year period, Gray & Adams endeavour to ensure that the quality and robustness of their trailers as new additions to the 2024 fleet remains incomparable to the competition.
Alistair Leckie, from Samworth Brothers said:
“Following a successful trial, Samworth Brothers is looking forward to taking delivery of the new trailers. Having worked with Gray & Adams for many years, we trust them to supply quality products and give sound advice on innovative solutions that will support our business. The integration of Sunswap technology with Gray & Adams quality has been a great example of this, and we believe the partnership will bring significant environmental and commercial benefits to our business going forward.”