Sapphire Vehicle Services has been announced as the new maintenance provider to innovative solar-powered transport refrigeration unit manufacturer Sunswap.
With more than 15 years of experience maintaining thousands of vehicles, and a roster of over 200 highly skilled technicians, Sapphire offers industry-leading expertise that will ensure Sunswap customers receive best-in-class service.
Under the terms of the agreement, Sapphire will provide Sunswap’s regional aftermarket service across the East of England, from its extensive vehicle maintenance unit and mobile service network.
As an F-Gas-accredited and SafeContractor-certified supplier, Sapphire is ideally equipped to service Sunswap’s cutting-edge electric transport fridges, trailers and integrated solar arrays. Sapphire will provide a one-stop shop service allowing Sunswap’s solar panel-topped trailers and Endurance TRUs to be serviced in one go. This streamlined approach will help to get vehicles back on the road faster and reduce downtime.
Sapphire will also manage Sunswap’s stock logistics, which involves transporting parts to help maintenance run smoothly, thereby maximising the uptime of Sunswap’s transport fridges.
Further to this, Sapphire will assist with Sunswap’s busy trial service for prospective customers, maintaining demo units and moving Sunswap trailers between fleets.
Sunswap Head of Aftermarket Ashkan Zadeh said the partnership would strengthen nationwide aftermarket coverage and ensuring customers have access to expert service across the UK.
“It’s brilliant to have Sapphire as a key maintenance service provider, they have a highly technical team with a focus on quality and customer satisfaction, which will ensure we keep our customers on the road throughout the year,” he said.
Sapphire’s Group Commercial Manager Grant Tadman added: “We are proud and excited to be working with Sunswap. It’s great to know that our technicians are supporting clean technology that decarbonises the cold chain, and subsequently helps to move the logistics industry forward.