Chris Birch a franchisee of Cook in Taunton has been loyal down the years. We first built for them in 2011 (and having helpfully arranged disposal of their current vehicle) and have recently completed two more to deep frozen specification.
Hygenic Washable Linings
Not everything we build here at GRP has a refrigeration unit.
The phenomenal growth in transportation of hazardous, chemical and clinical waste has seen a surge in demand for high quality, robust and durable washable linings.
Many of our range incorporate microban mixed in with the gel coat before applying to the fibreglass roof, walls and floor.
Higginsons of Grange
Toby Elkington Northern Area Sales Manager here at GRP says, " We are delighted to have recently converted yet another van for our loyal friends at Higginsons of Grange in Cumbria. Complete with bespoke shelving and a GAH refrigeration unit this latest Ford Custom van can always be seen out and about delivering the finest meat and pies to their many customers.
Don Higginson of Higginsons of Grange had some kind words for us.
" Thank you all for the outstanding service that Higginsons Butchers have, and continue to receive from GRP. We've had seven vans converted by GRP over the years and have been well looked after by sales team and office staff during the early planning stages and have always been highly delighted with the finished product from construction and PDI teams.
We've ordered bespoke shelving systems to our own specifications for all our new vehicles (of various marques) and have always received what we requested. Any alterations to original specs have not created any problems. We have sourced and ordered vehicles ourselves and GRP will then liase directly with the suppliers, but mainly supply vehicles themselves.
We've looked at other refrigerated vehicle convertors for "off the shelf" vans but always come back to GRP, safe in the knowledge that their conversions so well made they will last for ages".
Another Eggcelent conversion for Steven Rimmer Eggs Ltd
Angie Potter, Senior Sales Administrator commented “we are delighted to have converted the third MB Sprinter van for Steven Rimmer Eggs Ltd. The first vehicle was in 2007. Steven always orders the base vehicle to the highest possible specification from Ciceley, and our quality conversion compliments the vans perfectly. He has changed the specification slightly over the years to meet with his current requirements, and we are more than happy to help him achieve his expectations”
Steven Rimmer added “Another good job done, now 3 vans converted to date. Quality workmanship to meet our expectations in association with Ciceley. Staff always very helpful to meet customer demands from colour-coding to specific refrigeration specification. Thanks again”
Manners for meat
Leading meat processor R Manners & Sons Ltd in Ponteland have just taken delivery of another 2 Mercedes Benz Vito Compact's from Bell Truck & Van in Longbenton. Logistics Manager Graham Reynolds had this to say.
" Can I just say a big thank you to GRP Leeds for the job you guys have done on the conversion of our new vehicles and a big thank you to Toby Elkington for making the process very easy as normal."
Toby Elkington our Northern Area Sales Manager added " Our strong relationship with both the end user and supplying dealer make this a seamless process from start to finish. Having initially spent time with Graham going through the bespoke specification of the conversions, once ordered, he can rest assured knowing everything else will be taken care of up to taking delivery of the finished product."
Sutton Maddock Vehicle Rental
This Shropshire based family run rental company have been buying their conversions from GRP Leeds for over 10 years.
They researched the market thoroughly before awarding us sole supply for a number of key reasons.
These include build method and an eye for detail, along with our expertise and customer service.
Lawrence Ness highlighted that “Reliability and residual value are key”
Director Tom Spickernell’s comments:
“As a rental business our refrigerated fleet needs to appeal to a diverse range of users. Conversions need to be quality, robust, fit for purpose and designed to last. That's why we use GRP Leeds”
Long may we continue our mutually beneficial commercial partnership.
We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with our loyal colleagues at JJX and continue to do so. Their stringent requirements for quality, technical innovation, durability and above all, reliability have always been met. Built to ATP specification and sporting the associated FRC decals these dual compartment 316 MB Sprinters are capable of +25 to -25 deg C and benefit from Thermoking refrigeration equipment with Telematics, Tracking and Temperature Monitoring provided by Seven.
Nigel Bellars is the Company Director of the family run business Specialized Distribution (Spalding) Ltd which started in April 2009. Specialized Distribution started with one refrigerated van and now currently run three medium wheel base temperature controlled vehicle, capable of dual temperature loads alongside the three larger vans with a temperature range of -21 Deg C - + 25 Deg C, all converted by GRP Leeds.
“The conversions have always been superb and have never let us down. Long may we maintain the special partnership”