Tag Archives: Chiltern Cold Storage

FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage Group’s day-to-day challenges include working under extreme low temperatures: The warehouses of the British specialist for temperature-controlled logistics services have temperatures between -22 and -24 degrees Celsius. The demands placed on the industrial trucks used are correspondingly high: despite the cold, the fleet must be reliable and always available for the daily handling of around 1,200 pallets. To achieve this, the logistics company relies on its long-standing partner UniCarriers. The internationally active manufacturer of industrial […]

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Amazing Lunch!

25/05/2018

“Amazing Lunch!”, just one of the lovely comments from guests at the Food Storage & Distribution Federation AGM and Annual Lunch which was held at Fishmongers’ Hall, London on 24th May. This was the last FSDF Annual Lunch with CEO Chris Sturman at the helm and more than 165 people came to wish him well in his retirement. Before guests enjoyed a sumptuous 3 course meal Chris introduced his successor, Shane Brennan, who will take up his post at the […]

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Chiltern Cold Storage bought itself a handsome 25th birthday present, in the form of a limited edition Mercedes-Benz Actros1. Choosing an all-silver finish to commemorate the silver anniversary, the truck is one of just 100 Actros1 models being built. It was supplied by East Anglia’s Orwell Truck and Van. While the truck has been assigned to long-serving driver Wojciech Pospiech, Chiltern founder and MD Paul Jackson took the Actros out for a spin all the way to Valencia to put […]

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One of the UK’s leading, privately-owned temperature-controlled logistics specialists has underlined its trust in the quality and durability of Gray & Adams equipment by commissioning four new semi-trailers. FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage part-exchanged four trailers as part of the deal – all had given outstandingly reliable service and still looked good after six years on the road. The fast-growing company operates 53 refrigerated trailers, 75% of which are by Gray & Adams. The line-up includes four lifting-deck variants and […]

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Continuous performance, driver appeal and overall life costs prompted Peterborough based operator & FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage to invest in the Next Generation Scania. Specialising in custom transport solutions for ambient, frozen and chilled distribution, privately owned Chiltern Cold Storage are heavily reliant on fleet uptime to deliver under those all-important time restraints. Unsurprisingly, reliability plays a crucial role when selecting its fleet and Scania has proved its worth time and time again, making it the predominant marque in […]

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Wednesday 13th July saw FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage take part in the Lord Mayor Cart Marking Ceremony, the vehicle a Scania R450La Euro 6 Topline was marked in the parade of vehicles with a red hot iron. Paul Jackson Managing Director of Chiltern Cold Storage & Chris Sturman a member of Carmen from FSDF were in attendance. Once a year, Carmen bring their horse-drawn wagons and carriages, steamers, veteran and vintage lorries, buses and coaches, and modern trucks and […]

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Temperature controlled logistics specialist & FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage is set to improve fleet efficiency after adopting a fully managed tyre contract with Michelin solutions. It marks the first time the company has outsourced tyre management for its 45 trucks and 43 trailers. The EFFITIRES™ contract will see Michelin solutions take care of all Chiltern Cold Storage’s tyre requirements on a price-per-kilometre (PPK) basis for the next three years. This includes fitting the latest generation Michelin tyres, providing detailed […]

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Two new cold store MR reach trucks supported by two MPX power pallet trucks are proving to be a robust, reliable and low-cost materials handling solution in sub-zero temperatures at FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage. Operating in temperatures down to -23°C, a fleet of just four lift trucks is all that is needed to keep the brisk pace of operations going at Chiltern Cold Storage’s 3,300 pallet position cold store in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The Bourne operation, one of four sites […]

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Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire-based & FSDF member Buffaload Logistics has entered into a joint venture with another FSDF member Chiltern Cold Storage Group to open a new 22,000ft² chilled storage facility in Livingston, Scotland from mid-March. Buffaload, which is primarily involved in retail consolidation and long-distance trunking work with double-deck reefer trailers, and Chiltern, whose activities centre around more localised distribution to retail outlets, have leased the facility for three years in order to offer small to medium food manufacturers the benefits […]

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