Customer Case Study— Eden Farm Hulleys

Eden Farm Hulleys are a national wholesaler part of the Kitwave Group and distributer specialising in frozen food, ice cream and chilled wholesale. They have a strong distribution network of 8 depots including Peterlee, Luton, Sheffield and Bradford with a fleet of approximately 190 delivery vehicles. This enables them to service independent shops and large wholesalers and prominent high street brands, up to 6 days a week.

The Eden Farm Hulleys relationship with Gray & Adams commenced 7 years ago with the initial requirement for 18 refrigerated HGV bodies and seven trailers.

With Eden Farm’s continued focus on growth, they commissioned 2 bespoke double-deck lifting deck trailers in 2018 which had an impactful effect on time efficiency, cost savings, and their carbon footprint. The latest version of the 44-pallet lifting deck accommodated 18 additional pallets in one journey, allowing Eden Farm to complete deliveries with fewer vehicles in less time.

Eden Farm Hulleys’ Group Transport Manager, Jason Brooksbank said, “Chris Pearce understood our need to drive sustainability across the business as part of a wider commitment to our customers in reducing our carbon footprint as partners. We were thrilled with the new trailers, built entirely to our specification and remain one of the best on the market.”

The successful acquisition paved the way for the build of additional trailers and rigids as part of their replacement program with a keen focus on improved refrigeration options, whilst ensuring that their own ESG guidelines are met. As such, the reduction of refrigeration noise and the implementation of electric refrigeration options have been at the forefront of all new vehicle and trailer orders.

Looking ahead to 2025, they intend to replace a further 30 HGV vehicles and two additional trailers.

“Gray & Adams have provided fantastic support over the years in delivering successful, bespoke solutions for our business. Their knowledge and expertise has been invaluable as they continue to work closely with our operation.”

Jason Brooksbank, Group Transport Manager