Martin & Servera Selects Thermo King V-1000 Refrigeration Units for Their New Fleet in Sweden

8th June 2022

Martin & Servera chose 25 new V-1000 vehicle-powered units designed for larger rigid trucks up to 25 tonnes, as a more powerful and sustainable alternative for equivalent diesel units.

Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, announced today that Martin & Servera, a leading Swedish wholesaler and supplier to restaurants and commercial food industry, ordered 25 V-1000 vehicle-powered units for their new distribution fleet.

The Martin & Servera Group delivers food, beverages and equipment to thousands of customers across Sweden every day. As part of their efforts towards more sustainable deliveries, Martin & Servera Logistik has been investing in new fleet of CNG trucks. To help them select the right refrigeration solution, Martin & Servera reached out to Thermo King.

“With over 500 vehicles delivering goods to customers every day, we spend a lot of effort evaluating and testing new technologies that can give us a more sustainable vehicle fleet,” said Håkan Ekmyr, transport manager at Martin & Servera Logistik. “We have a close relationship with Thermo King and have relied on their expertise and support when it comes to transport refrigeration. We knew we can count on them to work with the truck OEM and offer the right non-diesel-powered refrigeration systems for our new fleet.”

“Traditionally, companies operating larger rigid trucks have looked at self-powered diesel units as a source of refrigeration. With the V-1000, we are changing that,” said Anders Thyselius, application manager, Thermo King Sverige AB. “Martin & Servera has had high environmental, capacity and performance requirements and we made a commitment that the V-1000 would tick all the boxes. With its advanced vehicle drive technology, the V-1000 is equally or more powerful as its nearest equivalent diesel units and contributes to a lower carbon footprint with no direct CO2 emissions. It will protect the customer’s load under the hardest conditions.”

Martin & Servera will also benefit from a 60-month service agreement that includes on-site maintenance and repair service, allowing the customer to focus on their operations and maximise the uptime of their fleet.

The V-1000 uses a compressor exclusively developed for Thermo King which, when driven by the truck engine, produces performance previously unattainable in units of this type. This positively impacts the total cost of operation when it comes to fuel consumption, maintenance costs and productivity, making the V-1000 a competitive investment compared to diesel powered unit with equivalent performance.

For flexible operations, the profile of the Thermo King V-1000 makes it suitable for high cabs, while the units are also compatible with multiple vehicle types including CNG, LNG or Biodiesel. The
V-1000 is available in both 12V or 24V options and can fit trucks that range up to 25 tonnes to fit customer’s multiple application needs.

When compared to an equivalent diesel unit, the Thermo King V-1000 delivers the following performance indicators:

  • Up to 54% less fuel consumption than an equivalent self-powered system, depending on the customer application.
  • Up to 33% lower maintenance costs including both parts and labour thanks to the absence of a diesel engine.
  • The V-1000 weights less than half of an equivalent diesel unit, savings 250 kg without standby and 150 kg with standby option. This means much more carrying capacity for the vehicle.
  • The V-1000 is almost 25% more powerful than an equivalent diesel unit, delivering 10,055W 0/30 degrees Celsius of cooling capacity at high-speed position.
  • Low speed capacity comes close to matching diesel units, while the standby capacity is 57% higher.
  • For total load protection, the V-1000 offers airflow of 3,537 m3/hr – 31% higher than diesel equivalent units
  • Heating capacity is 1.3 times higher than the diesel equivalent units.
  • No diesel emissions from the unit, no CO2 emissions from the unit, low noise when in operation.