Innovative engineering is at the heart of our business.

 

Since we began in 1957, we have continuously strived to develop new, innovative solutions to meet customer requirements and as an ever-growing driver in our sector, we also ensure all of our products and solutions consider the environment.

 

As all of our products are bespoke, customers usually come to us with a problem to solve and our teams then look to develop the right solution. We are proud of the skills of our people and their ability to innovate and challenge the industry.

1957

Established in 1957

Gray & Adams originated as a body repair shop in Fraserburgh, carrying out repairs to early cars and commercial vehicles

1960's

Mechanically Forced Air Refrigeration

We were the first company in the UK to introduce mechanical forced air refrigeration

1970's

In-house skills

In the 1970's we introduced in-house panel manufacture and mechanical insulation

1976

UK business growth

We established our depot in Dunfermline

1980's

Aerodynamic Innovation

Gray & Adams was the first company to work on aerodynamic improvement for enhanced efficiency

1981

UK business growth

We established our depot in Belfast

1990's

Double Deck

We developed our first refrigerated double deck and lifting double deck trailers

1990

UK business growth

We established our depot in Doncaster

2010

Urban Double Deck

We developed our first insulated urban double deck semi-trailers

2011

44 pallets

We developed our first 44 pallet refrigerated double deck semi-trailer

2011

Long and heavy truck combination

We supplied the LSV (25m and 60t) with 50% more volume than the standard truck combination

2012

Combination Trailer

We developed a revolutionary combination trailer with a top deck palletised for caged products and a 19000L milk tank on the lower deck. This trailer won the Motor Transport Award for low carbon and efficiency in 2013

Dearman
2015

Nitrogen Powered

In 2015, we collaborated in the development of a zero emission, liquid nitrogen fuelled transport refrigerated unit powered by the revolutionary Dearman Engine. We continue to work closely with this groundbreaking technology, in partnership with the Clean Cold Power company, bringing this environmentally important product to our customers.

2018

Lightweight Body

We developed a new lightweight 3.5 tonne body made from over 10,000 plastic recycled bottles

2019

Non-Diesel

We built low-ride height bodies for Reynolds operating in London, with non-diesel electric refrigeration units

2019

Auto Loading

We built an auto loading freezer pod and six auto loading double deck semi-trailers. These were the first of their kind to be developed in the UK, and the process enables full loading in just seven minutes

1957

Established in 1957

Gray & Adams originated as a body repair shop in Fraserburgh, carrying out repairs to early cars and commercial vehicles

1960's

Mechanically Forced Air Refrigeration

We were the first company in the UK to introduce mechanical forced air refrigeration

1970's

In-house skills

In the 1970's we introduced in-house panel manufacture and mechanical insulation

1976

UK business growth

We established our depot in Dunfermline

1980's

Aerodynamic Innovation

Gray & Adams was the first company to work on aerodynamic improvement for enhanced efficiency

1981

UK business growth

We established our depot in Belfast

1990's

Double Deck

We developed our first refrigerated double deck and lifting double deck trailers

1990

UK business growth

We established our depot in Doncaster

2010

Urban Double Deck

We developed our first insulated urban double deck semi-trailers

2011

44 pallets

We developed our first 44 pallet refrigerated double deck semi-trailer

2011

Long and heavy truck combination

We supplied the LSV (25m and 60t) with 50% more volume than the standard truck combination

2012

Combination Trailer

We developed a revolutionary combination trailer with a top deck palletised for caged products and a 19000L milk tank on the lower deck. This trailer won the Motor Transport Award for low carbon and efficiency in 2013

Dearman
2015

Nitrogen Powered

In 2015, we collaborated in the development of a zero emission, liquid nitrogen fuelled transport refrigerated unit powered by the revolutionary Dearman Engine. We continue to work closely with this groundbreaking technology, in partnership with the Clean Cold Power company, bringing this environmentally important product to our customers.

2018

Lightweight Body

We developed a new lightweight 3.5 tonne body made from over 10,000 plastic recycled bottles

2019

Non-Diesel

We built low-ride height bodies for Reynolds operating in London, with non-diesel electric refrigeration units

2019

Auto Loading

We built an auto loading freezer pod and six auto loading double deck semi-trailers. These were the first of their kind to be developed in the UK, and the process enables full loading in just seven minutes

OUR PRODUCTS

 

We strive to create exceptional products that are built to the highest standard, so they offer longevity and long-term value for money for our customers.