West Yorkshire brewer Timothy Taylor’s has taken delivery of two new temperature-controlled trailers to help transport its beers to customers across the UK.

The Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 units are each mounted to 13.6m Lawrence David trailers, replacing older equivalent Carrier products in Timothy Taylor’s mixed commercial vehicle fleet.

They will operate Monday to Friday from the company’s brewery in Keighley, which it has called home since 1858.

“Good beer needs to travel well,” said Chris Weatherill, transport manager at Timothy Taylor’s.

“So, to ensure our beer is delivered to pubs in perfect condition, we rely on Carrier Transicold’s units to keep our casks at cellar temperature, whatever the weather.

“They keep our beers between 10°C and 12°C, allowing for the correct conditioning that gives our ales their clean and crisp flavour. So, however near or far from the brewery you are, you’re always going to get that taste of Taylor’s.”

Each Vector 1550 features Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology, which removes mechanical transmissions found in belt-driven truck and trailer refrigeration systems.

Timothy Taylor’s will use its on-site solar panels to power the new Vector units overnight to maximise sustainability potential and streamline fleet operations.