The 30-year partnership between Michael Ward Limited (MWL) and FRIGOBLOCK electric fleet refrigeration systems is going from strength to strength with demand for sales and servicing booming.
Since we took on a direct sales and service status, we have seen orders flourish, and we are actively recruiting refrigerated transport engineers such is the demand for fitting, servicing and maintenance.
The latest orders to land include a deal to supply and fit 71 FRIGOBLOCK units to delivery vehicles operating on behalf of a well-known UK pub chain, hot on the heels of an order to supply and fit up to 25 units for a Lancashire-based food distribution company.
A message from our MD
Managing Director Graham Galloway says: “The biggest difference is we now actually import FRIGOBLOCK systems, and all its associated products, and sell them directly to the customer. FRIGOBLOCK is part of the Thermo King portfolio, and its model is to go to market through dealers, of which we are now one of the largest in the UK.”
As our many and varied customers know, FRIGOBLOCK is at the vanguard of the shift from traditional diesel-powered refrigeration units to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly electric alternative. Its technology is constantly evolving to address ever more stringent measures within the refrigerated transport industry.
Graham adds: “Our capabilities with FRIGOBLOCK go back more than 30 years, we have a lot of experience and I want to emphasise the product has developed because we do get feedback occasionally that it’s been around a long time and is old technology.
“However, the technology has been developed significantly, particularly with the arrival of FRIGOBLOCK inverter technology which makes it an extremely efficient system. It can be powered by a full battery electric vehicle; it can be powered through an alternator that takes its power off the vehicle engine.
“These are all important things to stress, as well as FRIGOBLOCK being relatively light compared to other systems and the fact we offer a three-year warranty, which is unrivalled in the industry. Our overarching target is to convert those running diesel powered fridges to electric fridges.”
New FRIGOBLOCK developments
And to prove Graham’s observation that FRIGOBLOCK never stands still, three new developments have just been unveiled at the influential IAA Transportation 2022 trade fair in Hannover. They are:
Leading our FRIGOBLOCK sales operation is Steve Maile
Steve’s vast experience in the industry includes a five-year stint at FRIGOBLOCK’s base in Germany. You can read more about Steve here.
He says: “With the world now waking up to the damage that the emissions from diesel have created, it is time for us all to do our bit to reduce emissions and ensure we leave a planet better placed for the future than it is today.”
FRIGOBLOCK technology can be fitted to any vehicle, with three variations:
They can run with a traditional diesel fuelled vehicle, with hybrids and all-electric vehicles.