13 September 2023
Wiltshire-based Stonegate Farmers has taken delivery of 15 Carrier Transicold Supra units, connected by Carrier’s Lynx Fleet digital platform.
The 13 Supra 750 S and two Supra 1150 MT units – each mounted to a Volvo FM rigid fitted with a Gray & Adams refrigerated body – will be used to distribute eggs to customers throughout the UK, with Lynx Fleet technology unlocking asset management and telematics.
“Vehicle connectivity holds huge potential to transform the way we operate, and we see Carrier Lynx Fleet platform as the ideal next step for our business,” said Darren Roach, Group Transport Manager at Stonegate Farmers. “This powerful technology, combined with the reliability and flexibility of the new Supra systems, will help us to lower fleet emissions and improve efficiency, therefore delivering better service to our customers.”
Supra units deliver constant airflow, independent of engine speed, which ensures rapid pull-down and accurate set point control. When combined with Lynx Fleet, operations can be further refined, specifically by leveraging advanced Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and analytics monitoring to intelligently manage each system, automating key processes to improve operational, equipment and energy efficiency.
Utilising two-way remote commands, including set point control, engine running mode changes and defrost instructions can decrease fuel consumption by up to 15% and help minimize carbon dioxide emissions. This supports Stonegate’s carbon-neutral Respectful eggs brand with the potential to limit food waste through real-time temperature monitoring and alerts.
With end-to-end visibility of all cargo, Lynx Fleet gives Stonegate instant access to its refrigerated vehicle data, providing an intuitive way to drill down into specific variables, such as temperature at delivery or door opening times, creating accurate reports in an instant. The company also receives temperature-out-of-range alarms, specific event notifications like door openings within specified geo-fenced areas, and more, to ensure optimal performance.