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Get in the swing

Australian icon Vawdrey has announced the launch of an all-new vehicle type at the 2012 ITTES in Melbourne. According to Vawdrey, the new Swingliner freezer will not only revolutionise the refrigerated transport sector, but cause a stir throughout the entire industry.

2011 has been a busy, yet successful year for Australian trailer expert Vawdrey. After revealing an all-electric buckle-less curtain system and a patented automatic mezzanine floor system in May, the Dandenong-based company introduced a revolutionary working-at-heights safety solution, FPSS, in December.

At the 2012 ITTES, Vawdrey will once again take the centre stage when the company’s new two-in-one freezer model, named Swingliner, will be officially unveiled. Based on the patented Wingliner design, the new product will take the innovative concept to a new level by incorporating the latest in refrigeration technology.

“Using the Swingliner Freezer, you can literally take on any work without hesitation because it is a freezer and side loading trailer at the same time – a true two-in-one vehicle allowing for a quick change between dry, frozen and general freight, says Sales Director, Paul Vawdrey. “For example, you can pick up frozen freight at a plant, deliver it and bring back raw materials on the return journey, or perform frozen interstate delivery and bring general freight back for someone else to avoid an empty drive, These reverse logistics are the ideal tool to maximise efficiency in today’s contested transport market.

“But, the new design is more than just an evolution of the original Wingliner concept; it’s a whole new vehicle that has not been seen in Australia before. And, as the cooling unit also powers the operation of the automatic side-wall, drivers have less trouble in operating the system, hence they remain motivated and continue to outperform the competition,” he adds.

The Swingliner Freezer was designed to make the daily loading and unloading process easier, faster and safer. The insulated sidewall can be opened quickly and effortlessly with the push of a button, allowing for unhindered access to the load area while the driver can remain at a safe distance. Loading can then proceed from the side or rear of the trailer, providing full forklift access on the side even when there is no loading dock available.

“Ensuring a flexible, yet safe loading process is the next step to creating a safe purchase diflucan work environment and provide a targeted transport service,” says Paul. “It’s our mission to provide a modern and specifically calibrated vehicle for the task at hand, which is inherently safer and are better for the drivers. We simply want to give the client exactly the right vehicle for the job.”

As the automatic sidewall of the Swingliner can fold up and lie flat on the roof, there is no risk of injury during the loading and unloading process. “But despite the innovative design, you can still use all types of standard load restraint equipment and eliminate expensive special solutions,” says Paul.

“And due to our all-around seal and the proven strength of the Vawdrey body, we were able to prevent the penetration of dust, moisture, and theft to provide the best protection in all applications. No other vehicle in Australia is as versatile while providing the same level of reliability and build quality”, says Paul – revealing that the new freezer model is a true all-rounder.

According to Vawdrey, the new Swingliner Freezer is the ideal tool to compete in Australia’s transport industry. “There will always be a push for additional weight reduction and increased aerodynamic design as people focus on the environmental impact of the transport industry, but we have seen recently that especially in the refrigerated market there is a move back to equipment that is built for longevity and reliability instead of focusing on lighter design at any cost,” he explains.

“We believe our future success depends on our ability to understand our clients and design an individualised solution to simplify their daily work – and that’s exactly what the Swingliner Freezer does. If we then back them up with national service and support, which is critical in a vast country like Australia, we will continue to grow and thrive in what is seen as uncertain times.”

The construction of the Swingliner Freezer is not limited to any fixed dimension; it can be customised to meet any customer’s individual requirements, Paul adds. “The Swingliner Freezer is available with double loader bars, airflow, distribution or fibreglass floor, and a variety of fridges. It is fully built in Australia with the usual Vawdrey features; including a full chassis, Australian steel, a choice of different suspensions, and quality equipment like Hella lighting and Jost landing legs.”