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Freezex keeps cool with Maxi-CUBE

May 27, 2020
Australian temperature-controlled transporter reducing costs, increasing productivity with new reefer trailers from MaxiTRANS

MaxiTRANS says in a new case study that Freezex, a Sydney, Australia-based refrigerated transport business, is reducing costs and increasing productivity with their new Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated vans.

Freezex has serviced the New South Wales (NSW) region for more than three decades. It started as a small transport business owned by Leslie and Sandy Howard-Bath that complemented their Paternoster restaurant in Sydney. Now it’s a trusted name in the area’s temperature-controlled transport sector.

Current owner and managing director Luke Howard-Bath joined the family business in 2008.

Starting with moving a select number of products across the city, the business now transports a range of fast-moving consumer goods, including dairy, fresh and frozen baked goods, produce, flowers, frozen seafood and meat. Its core services include temperature-controlled transport, warehouse management, cross docking and freight forwarding. Freezex transports more than 500 pallets of perishable products daily throughout NSW for a range of small and big companies.

One of the key principles the company operates on is reliability. For that, they need quality equipment to deliver the level of service and consistency for which they’re known. Freezex has close to 60 vehicles, including trucks, trailers and smaller vehicles, operating within its fleet.

As part of an ongoing move to upgrade its equipment, the company recently purchased two new 22-pallet Maxi-CUBE Classic Refrigerated trailers from MaxiTRANS.

“We had heard good things about the Maxi-CUBE Classic reefer trailers, so we decided to go with that,” Luke Howard-Bath said. “The trailers are very well-built and the level of quality they offer is outstanding. The material used for the body of the trailers is top-quality. The refrigeration units get to the temperature a lot quicker and hold the temperature very well, which helps us save on running costs. They are very efficient units.”

Driven by continuous innovation and product enhancement, the Maxi-CUBE range delivers outstanding performance without comprising on tare weight, which results in better payload and fuel efficiency for operators, the company said. The range is designed and manufactured locally, which is beneficial when considering the harsh Australian road and weather conditions.

The Freezex owner added that the MaxiTRANS NSW dealership conveniently located in Smeaton Grange provides easy access to aftermarket service and support.

“MaxiTRANS’ service and support is first-class,” he said. “Our overall experience with them has been very good. It’s not the first time we have bought something from MaxiTRANS, so we know by experience about the quality of service and the level of after-market support they provide. I like consistency. I also like to work with people who are geographically close to us, so if we ever need help or support it doesn’t become a hassle to deal with them.”

Luke Howard-Bath also credited MaxiTRANS’ readily available range of products. “MaxiTRANS had these trailers in stock, which meant we were able to buy them and put them straight to use,” he said. “There wasn’t any downtime for us, which was a huge benefit.”

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