Containers for vans

Containers for vans

What do we mean by refrigerated container for vans?

A refrigerated container is an insulated container that is to say a container of which the walls are insulated and fitted with a cooling system. A refrigerated container is thus autonomous when maintaining the proper temperature of the items it is loaded with. A thermocontainer can be placed in a standard (ambient) commercial vehicle/ van in order to transport temperature-sensitive products in respecting their cold chain (e.g. chilled and/or frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, technical items).

Cooling system

Refrigerated container differs from refrigerating container by its cooling system. The term “refrigerated” refers to a non-mechanical (or absorption) cold source, that is to say without any engine producing cold.

The cold source/cooling system in a insulated container can be either ice or dry ice or even eutectic plates (ice packs/ cooler packs).

Thanks to the typology of these cooling systems, insulated containers are completely autonomous as for maintaining the proper temperature, as it does not require neither any ventilation nor external power source to run.

Refrigerated container in a commercial vehicle or refrigerated vehicle?

A insulated container in a commercial vehicle and a insulated vehicle are two different things. A refrigerated truck is ideal to maintain the cold chain there is not partial unloading during the journey. When the journey involves opening the vehicle door two or more times to make partial deliveries, the refrigerated containers are the ideal solution.

Reasons for using a insulated container

Using a insulated container in an ordinary van means being able to safely transport perishable (temperature-sensitive) goods without breaking the cold chain. The insulated container is easily to load in and out of the van, which requires no modification.

A insulated container enables an ordinary van alternate the transporting of ambient and temperature-controlled goods. It also means both ambient and temperature-controlled products can be carried at the same time: a insulated container fitted with a cold source to keep frozen foods at the right temperature can be placed inside an ordinary vehicle among the foodstuffs at ambient temperature.

Perishable/temperature-sensitive goods therefore travel in compliance with both hygiene (separation) and thermal (maintaining of the right temperature) regulation.

Insulated containers provide plenty of fresh logistic options for vans and other vehicles without requiring transformations or signifiant investments.

How to choose the best insulated container for your needs?

OLIVO makes both top-opening chest and front opening cabinet type refrigerated containers. OLIVO insulated chests, cabinets and boxes offer many different volumes and designs to suit your particular application.

Size and geometry of refrigerated container depends on the useful size available in your van and the type of products you would like to carry in. Contact us, our experts will help you sorting out which model is made for you. An upright position refrigerated container (ROLL) can be ideal to transport gastro-norm containers when fitted with the catering equipment. Several configurations are available depending on the useful height of your van/commercial vehicle. Small size chest refrigerated containers (BOX) meet the requirements of home delivery of grocery shopping. They can be palettized in a big van or transported individually in a commercial vehicle.

Insulated containers to gives wings to your delivery rounds!

OLIVO insulated containers are silent and pollution free. They can maintain positive or negative temperatures at the same time. OLIVO insulated containers can fit into any type of van/commercial vehicle. Their purchase and maintenance costs are very low in comparison to the investment in a refrigerated vehicle. OLIVO insulated containers are certified for professional transportation in compliance with cold chain requirements (ATP, HACCP, food grade materials).

Thanks to their ability to smooth integrate your logistics process, OLIVO insulated chests, shippers, boxes and cabinets will make your delivery rounds easier and more secure.