New product developments will dominate this year’s TCS&D, the biggest exhibition of its kind to date now it has moved to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Some of the industry’s most well-respected brands will showcase innovation and efficiency at the dedicated cold chain exhibition on the 13th and 14th September, complemented by a comprehensive free-to-attend seminar programme providing expertise, advice and Q&As with industry experts.

Montracon is celebrating 40 years in the trailer industry with its largest TCS&D showcase to date, featuring three stand-out products: a lifting deck reefer that can carry 44 pallets, a refrigerated 18-tonne rigid body, and an all new reefer semi-trailer.

Body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright will exhibit its next generation of temperature-controlled, double deck 44-pallet capacity trailers, built at its new £1.8m refrigeration technology plant in Altrincham.

While refrigerated body specialist CHEREAU will present a multi compartment rigid truck that features: SmartOpen-C, a roller shutter opening that offers wider load volumes, greater efficiency and speed; and Citylight, a 100% LED-lit upper ramp with flush integrated working lights and scrolling warning lights.

Vehicle bodybuilder Paneltex will exhibit two flagship vehicles: a Paneltex Somers Ford Transit featuring a fold-back freezer door; and a 7.2-tonne IVECO Daily featuring a 16ft refrigerated box body compliant with ATP Class C standards.

Additional IVECO vehicles will be on display at the manufacturer’s dedicated stand – the first time the business has showcased its products at the UK’s only dedicated cold chain event.

Five vehicles will be on display at the Cold Consortium’s stand including a Volkswagen Crafter CR35 medium wheelbase panel van with a Deep-Freeze conversion and GAH refrigeration system, and a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van with medium wheelbase, chill conversion and Webasto-DIAVIA fridge system, equipped with the unique Cold Consortium-designed and manufactured Meat Hoist, which is being officially launched at the show.

Visitors to SSI SCHAEFER’s stand will see examples of storage equipment for both frozen and ambient environments, and learn about Orbiter, a high density storage and retrieval system, and the company’s Warehouse Management System, which provides real-time information and high levels of transparency.

Materials handling specialists UniCarriers will demonstrate a heavy duty cold store reach truck, that features a heated cab, while Aisle-Master will exhibit a cold store model from its articulated VNA forklift range, designed for space saving storage and handling whilst offering the highest level of operator comfort.

Construction firm Chalcroft. which has a particular specialism in coldstore facilities for food and beverage, will be showcasing their portfolio of new-builds, extensions, refurbishment and fit-out projects.

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About TCS&D

TCS&D 2017 is the UK’s dedicated event for temperature controlled storage and distribution.
It is a proven business platform showcasing the latest innovations for temperature controlled storage and distribution. The event, taking place on 13-14 September 2017, focuses on solutions for the storage and transportation of chilled and frozen foods.   By taking part in TCS&D, you will meet over 1,500 buyers and senior decision makers keen to find the latest technology and solutions to ensure food is safe whilst in storage and whilst on the move.
For the first time, TCS&D will be at the RICOH Arena, Coventry, a centrally located venue, at the heart of the UK’s distribution hub.


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