GERMANY – Reinert Logistics, a German transport company, have decided to equip their new trailers with Carrier Vector 1950 MT units in a bid to ensure optimal temperature as they deliver fruits, vegetables, fresh meat and frozen goods daily to a large number of large supermarket retail stores in and around Berlin. Reinert chose the Vector 1950 MT (multi temperature) units as they hope that they will deliver high refrigeration capacity due to powerful airflow made possible by additional MVS 2200 evaporators, which should help ensure the appropriate temperature is maintained in every compartment.

The company has increased its fleet by 50 trailers since the beginning of March 2014 and all of the trailers feature the multi-temperature capabilities provided by Vector 1950 MT units. “We have had only good experiences with Carrier Transicold refrigeration units,” stated Rene Reinert, director, Reinert Logistics. “Since 2011, we have equipped all of our vehicles with Carrier units.”

Reinert hope that the combination of Vector 1950 MT units and the large MVS 2200 evaporators will allow them to optimize their delivery routes, and the company are confident that they have made the right choice according to Marko Petschik, project and branch manager for Reinert Logistics.

“If needed, we can divide the trailer into two or three compartments with various temperatures,” declared Petschik.

Reinert outlined the set up of their trailers, explaining that fresh produce can be loaded first into the rear compartment with a temperature range of -15 degrees Celsius to 2 degrees Celsius, while fruit and vegetables can also be stored in the middle compartment and frozen goods, which require temperatures of -18 degrees Celsius and below, are stored near the rear cargo doors. The rear compartment is cooled by the presence of an additional evaporator which augments airflow.

“The multi-temperature flexibility of these trailers enables our drivers to make fewer delivery journeys,” Petschik explained. Reinert Logistics, who are located in Luebbenau, receive the planning route for the day from the retailer in the afternoon. The transport company then use this information to plan the routes for all of their allocated 39 stores in and around Berlin and Cottbus. For an average week, the trailers transport a total of between 6,500 and 7,500 pallets.

“The energy consumption of the Vector 1950 MT units is outstanding,” continued Petschick. “The Vector 1950 MT unit is easy to operate and quieter than its predecessor, with a positive effect on the driver and the communities surrounding our customer’s stores.”

“At Reinert Logistics, we like to say that the customer is king,” concluded Petschick. “The flexibility and performance of the Vector 1950 MT units contributes to helping us live up to our motto.”