DMR drives forward with CoolKit

A logistics company is proving it has its customers’ best interests at heart – by further investing in their fleet of refrigerated vans.

DMR, based in Shrewsbury, have expanded their refrigerated fleet thanks to Burnley-based CoolKit, who have been their sole supplier of refrigerated vehicles for the last three years.

The company, which stands for Dex’s Midnight Runners, operates around the clock, making deliveries for a range of industries including pharmaceutical, laboratories, and food. Over the years, DMR has accomplished a well-earnt reputation in all types of temperature controlled courier work.

John Ruddy, DMR’s General Manager, said: “Since starting the service in 2009 we have tried three different suppliers of temperature controlled vehicles. We needed to ensure that we were getting top quality vans that can withstand the tough demands that we place on them. CoolKit have proved to be the best supplier, no question.

“You would think that a fridge van would be the same whoever built it, but that is simply not so. CoolKit ensure that the vehicle is built to the exact specification we need and so the temperature is controlled accurately and efficiently, which is precisely what our customers demand. Importantly, the vehicles have also been proved to be hard wearing and very reliable which is important for DMR’s commercial success.”

DMR has purchased five new vans in the last 12 months, including three new Ford Customs and two new Peugeot Boxer refrigerated vans. The latest vehicle includes a pallet loading protection pack – which consist of checker plate wheel boxes and floor strips – to ensure that pallets glide into the van when loading without damaging the floor or wheel boxes.

CoolKit also installed medium grit slip resistant flooring and high-intensity LED interior lighting.

Mark Beaton, sales specialist at CoolKit, said: “It’s a pleasure to work with customers who appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of build that goes into our refrigerated vehicles. We are committed to understanding customer requirements and providing solutions fit for purpose, leading with excellent customer service, innovation, integration and execution.

“Our passion for the work we carry out helps us to attract loyal customers like DMR and push us to constantly improve our product offering.”

For more information, contact CoolKit on 0845 459 418 or visit