JBS Foods Australia is one of the country’s largest meat and food processing companies, operating technologically advanced production and value-added facilities and feedlots.
The company owns Australia’s largest smallgoods manufacturer, in addition to a high-quality meat cutting and case ready production facility.
The transport division of JBS Australia supports the company’s operations through an efficient logistical structure – transporting cattle, shipping containers, bulk products in tippers and palletised refrigerated products.
When the requirement for a new refrigerated B-double trailer set presented, David Wardle, JBS Logistics Manager, immediately reached out to Schmitz Cargobull’s northern NSW and QLD dealer, The Brown and Hurley Group.
They say timing is everything and this proved correct in this instance with Trevor Cox from Brown and Hurley having the perfect B-double set ready to go for JBS.
The trailer set originally saw service as show trailers on the Schmitz Cargobull stand at the recent Brisbane Truck Show and following this spent six weeks on tour for The Brown and Hurley Group’s 75th Anniversary Roadshow.
“The Brisbane Truck Show B-double trailer set is an impressive package featuring all of the latest safety features including aerodynamic side intrusion rails and dock sensor lighting systems – it’s the perfect combination for JBS Fleet’s best practice environment,” Trevor explains.
“Another cool thing about this trailer set is the Virtual Tour where you can actually walk around the outside and inside the trailers to see all the product features and click on brochure links right from your smart phone or computer.”
The transport of food requires the highest standards of hygiene, cleanliness and temperature control. According to Trevor, these requirements are met and surpassed by the leading German trailer manufacturer.
The refrigerated bodies are based on Schmitz Cargobull’s state-of-the-art FERROPLAST® insulation technology.
The claimed advantages of this technology include:
- A higher resistance to corrosion
- Excellent thermal efficiency
- Reduced thermal expansion
- Higher penetration resistance
- Greater strength
- Vapour diffusion resistance
- Higher resistance to common chemicals, fungi, microbes, rot and decay
- Odour neutral
- Physiologically harmless and certified Food Safe
The floor features a non-slip ‘barley grain’ pattern and is fully welded to prevent moisture ingress.
This is coupled with recessed load securing hardware which enables greater internal space and prevents product and packaging damage.
The trailers are also optioned with the DOST vertical double loader system which enables double stacking of pallets.
According to Trevor, the DOST system is extremely user friendly and easy to operate, with the loading bars simply pulled down from their stowed position adjacent to the ceiling. This minimises workplace health and safety issues associated with less advanced systems that require time consuming manual handling to install the loading bars.
The vans are equipped with Carrier fridge units which feature the latest E Solution Telematics. JBS has full monitoring visibility and history of the load via computer and mobile phone at all times. The telematics provide live internal van temperature, current outside ambient temperature and fridge unit performance enroute.
After temperatures are set, any variations outside of the allowable parameters trigger an alert that’s sent to the relevant personnel. This allows total management of food products whilst in transit from factory to receiver.
Running gear including air suspension, brakes and axles are German manufactured BPW, covered by a one-million kilometre warranty. This tried and proven running gear ensures maximum longevity under Australian conditions.
To further address the need for safety, each of the trailers is fitted with side under-run intrusion bars, a fire extinguisher and electronic braking system (EBS).
The EBS detects what’s going on with each wheel set. It prevents brake locking and roll over by automatically applying the brakes to particular wheels.
Data can be extracted from the system to monitor driver behaviour.
The chassis of these trailers are constructed of Strenx 700 which is a high strength lower weight steel to ensure minimal tare weight and maximum payload.
The trailers are finished with various elements of polished stainless, meaning they look as good as they perform.
The Brown and Hurley Group has a comprehensive dealer network in northern NSW and Queensland to support the products, which come with a two-year warranty.
JBS Foods Australia has taken delivery of a new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated B-double set supplied by The Brown and Hurley Group.