CoolKit ensures exacting standards for Covetrus

A distributor of animal pharmaceutical products for vets has chosen CoolKit to help expand its temperature-controlled vehicle fleet.

Covetrus, a global business supporting the equine and large-animal veterinary markets placed an order for 34 conversions with the leading UK converter and work is almost complete.

Animal care professionals trust in Covetrus to deliver the products and services they rely on, day in and day out.

From John O’Groats to Lands End and further afield, Covetrus has an unsurpassed reputation for reliable next day nationwide delivery of veterinary pharmaceutical and other products.

The business makes around 1,500 deliveries a day in its own dedicated fleet of over 115 vans across the UK, either direct from its central warehouse or via an overnight logistics hubs.

Mark Hughes, Transport Manager at Covetrus, said: “We offer a full range of companion animal, large animal and equine pharmaceuticals and, as such, it is vital that every delivery meets strict industry standards.

“We operate a fleet of MHRA/VMD cold-chain-compliant vans, through our national distribution network and to ensure the necessary, exacting standards of temperature controlled solutions, we work with CoolKit.”

The 34 conversions are being carried out on Volkswagen Crafter long wheelbase models, supplied by the Volkswagen Van Centre in Edinburgh.

Rupert Gatty, CEO of CoolKit, said: “By nature of what Covetrus delivers it’s vital that they have accurate temperature control of both the ambient and chilled sections of the load space, to be compliant.

“While they knew the required temperatures of their stock when they first came to us a couple of years ago, they didn’t know what solutions were available to them and were relying on our own industry knowledge.

“We advised that a traditional dual compartment conversion might not be suitable for their specific needs, as one of the compartments would end up being far too large for the small amount of chilled goods they carry, wasting a lot of the load space.

“Instead, we suggested they opted for the majority of the load space being run at the controlled ambient temperatures required and install a separate, smaller container for the chilled goods.”
“This would leave more space for the controlled ambient which is makes up their primary loads.”
Covetrus is extremely happy with the level of service offered by CoolKit and feel confident in the knowledge that they are running a safe, complaint service for its customers.

Mark added: “CoolKit have displayed professional excellence on every job carried out and I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

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