Forbes helps Coolkit move to larger HQ


23 May, 2016

Lancashire-based refrigerated vehicle specialist CoolKit Ltd has moved into new 45,000 sq ft premises after instructing Forbes Solicitors to act over the purchase.

The new location, within a secure 2.5 acre site in Burnley, is part of Coolkit's strategic plan to achieve more than £15 million worth of temperature-controlled vehicle orders annually.

Richard Clithero, Partner in Forbes' Commercial Property, based in Central Lancashire, said: "This was a very important move for Coolkit, as part of their growth strategy moving forward and we are delighted to have been instructed to help with the purchase."

The increase in manufacturing capacity will help Coolkit to further improve order turnaround times through improved processes and increased vehicle holding capacity, with space for 200 vehicles at any one time at its base at Unit 6 Farrington Place, Burnley.

CoolKit Managing Director Rupert Gatty said: "Recent years have been exceptional for CoolKit and this move puts us in an excellent position to achieve further growth.

"We chose Forbes to act for us in this purchase because of their exceptional record in this field and the efficient and professional way they acted helped us immensely."

CoolKit is an established provider of a full range of refrigerated vans, fridge van conversions and van insulating kits. Established in 2005, and now employing more than 70 people on a site of 2.5 acres, CoolKit produces more than 1,500 insulating kits annually.

Customers value the CoolKit range of vehicle conversions highly for features including thermal integrity, light weight, durability, versatility and strength. These features deliver a range of benefits to buyers which include industry-leading cooling performance, high payload, long life and high residual value characteristics.

Gatty said: "CoolKit are proud to provide only the highest standard of service. Customers can expect a standard of response to all enquiries within one hour of receipt, followed by a more detailed response of illustrated quotes incorporating payload and dimensional data, and concluded by the timely delivery of every product, each certified as being finished to the highest standard. All conversions also benefit uniquely from the after-sales support provided by an employed network of mobile engineers.

An unrivalled combination of attainments of ISO Standards: 9001, 14001 & 27596, Investors in People, and a range of Whole Vehicle Type Approvals (ECWVTA) from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) - together with numerous vehicle manufacturer's Approvals and Accreditations - all underline CoolKit's universal commitment to quality


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