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Greggs first with hybrid refrigeration

BELGIUM/UK: Greggs, the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer, is one of the first customers in Europe to take delivery of Thermo King’s new hybrid transport refrigeration systems.

The new T-Series Hybrid and UT Hybrid refrigeration systems for trucks and high-loaders, announced last year, switch seamlessly between diesel and electric mode. This allows transporters to operate in inner cities, residential areas and low emission zones with the unit’s diesel engine turned off.

The three new trucks ordered by Greggs will contribute to lowering the environmental impact and reducing operating costs of their truck transport operations in central London.

“Thermo King units have been our systems of choice for several years now. Their units have delivered good flexibility and work efficiency to our operations, and we could also always count on the Thermo King dealer service network to support us,” said Richard Penna, group logistics manager at Greggs. 

“We’re very cautious about the sustainability of our transport operations. It is paramount for us to operate in inner cities with as little noise and reduced emissions as possible,” commented Greggs group logistics manager Richard Penna.

The new hybrid single- and multi-temperature solution for trucks feature Frigoblock alternator and inverter-drive technology. The nose-mount T-Series Hybrid and under-mount UT Hybrid refrigeration automatically switches between electric and diesel operation as required or necessary.

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