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Burnt Tree launch temperature-controlled vehicle business

By Kyle Linsay
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 10:00

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LAUNCH: Refridgerental by Burnt Tree

Burnt Tree are branching out with the launch of ‘Refrigerental’, a new dedicated temperature-controlled vehicle operation across their 19 locations nationwide.

To be launched officially at this month’s TCS&D Show in Peterborough, Refrigerental represents a significant investment by Burnt Tree in a comprehensive range of brand-new, state-of-the-art temperature-controlled rental vehicles.

These range from car-derived vans and panel vans, right up to 18tonne and 26tonne rigid trucks, covering both single and multi-temperature applications.

Mark Howell, Director of Contract Hire at Burnt Tree, said, “Following an extensive and detailed market appraisal, we felt that there was a major opportunity for Burnt Tree to expand its vehicle rental business into the temperature controlled market sector.

“With the personal input and proven sector expertise of the new management team responsible for Refrigerental, we are confident that Refrigerental will offer both current and new customers a totally fresh approach to the rental of refrigerated vans and trucks.”

Vehicles available include car derived vans, MWB and LWB panel vans, as well as 3.5tonne, 7.5tonne, 18tonne and 26tonne rigid trucks with refrigerated box bodies built to ATP Class C standards.

Further options include trucks with either column or retractable tail lifts, while all Refrigerental vehicles are covered by R&M packages as standard and an inclusive Maintenance and Service Package.

“We have carefully chosen a comprehensive range of vehicle types and models to give customers the optimum choice of vehicles covering the majority of temperature controlled applications from chill to heavy chill and deep frozen,” Mr Howell added.

“Refrigerental vans and trucks are available with a choice of single and multi-temperature refrigeration systems, and each vehicle uniquely features Silent refrigeration kits fitted as standard, making them ideal for typical noise sensitive urban deliveries.”

Refrigerental will be headed up by newly-appointed Neil Murphy, who joins from Petit Forestier, where he spent 13years in various sales positions.

Mr Murphy said: “The opportunity to manage and develop the new Refrigerental operation for Burnt Tree came at the right time for me as it enables me to utilise my long term experience within the temperature controlled sector to the benefit of the company.

“Burnt Tree’s ambitious plans for the expansion of the Refrigerental business are certainly impressive and I look forward to playing a major role in the future success of this business.”

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