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Schmitz supplies McCulla Ireland with 33 fridge trailers

McCulla Ireland, the cold-chain storage and transport specialist, has added to its fleet with the addition of 33 new S.KO Cool Smart refrigerated semi-trailers.

The latest order is made up of single and multi-temperature trailers and a specification honed over many years to meet McCulla Ireland’s requirements.

Its latest semi-trailers all feature Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics system and are built on a galvanised Modulus bolted chassis.

The chassis has been designed for both strength and durability and comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through on all galvanised parts.

Later this year, McCulla will take delivery of a new ‘pharmaceutical specification’ S.KO trailer, which features advanced load security.

It will be fitted with a double deck loading beam system, which will allow 66 pallets to be transported per load to service the requirements of a specific McCulla Ireland customer.

McCulla Ireland, which has its headquarters in Lisburn, near Belfast, operates three cold-stores across the island of Ireland.

Its operation, which sees it moving everything from frozen chips to high-end pharmaceuticals, involves sending unaccompanied trailers across the Irish Sea.

On the occasions that damage does occur, during sea crossings for example, its in-house technicians can replace the affected panels rather than the whole side of the trailer thanks to the segmented design of the Schmitz Cargobull trailer.

Brian Beattie, operations director at McCulla Ireland, said: “We took our first two semi-trailers from Schmitz Cargobull in 2008 having been exclusively with another manufacturer before.

“The trailers we’ve had in the years since have all proved to be robust products with great longevity and build quality.”