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Caterite looks to Solomon Commercials for aerodynamic refrigerated fleet.

Lake District food and drink suppliers, Caterite has partnered with Lancashire-based Solomon Commercials to deliver a new fleet of aerodynamic temperature controlled vehicles to its already 50-strong fleet.

Formed in 1969, Caterite’s roots go back to 1947 when Chairman Keith Graham’s father established a mobile grocery shop in Keswick.

The business now employs 170 people and operates from its three locations in Cumbria, making on average 3,000 deliveries per week to its 2,000 customers.

The partnership will see Solomon Commercials provide Caterite with nine Ford Transit Slipstream dual-temperature vehicles. The vehicles are fitted with the Thermoking V300 and also use the Blueseal air curtains to minimise temperature loss.

Lorcan Byrne, managing director of Caterite, commented on the new Slipstream vehicles. “our mission is quite simple. Caterite aims to supply the finest ingredients and produce to chefs by working directly with suppliers, growers, and producers throughout the UK and from around the world.

“Our transport systems are a critical component in achieving our mission, and that’s why we’ve partnered with Solomon on the latest additions to our fleet.”

Matthew Jones, sales manager at Solomon Commercials, added: “Caterite built an unrivalled reputation in the hospitality industry for providing the best products. We were proud to partner with them, providing a fleet of Slipstream vehicles that will help them achieve their vision.”

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