Furina Truck Bodies (FTB) is predominantly building bespoke large durable bodies for some of the largest names in the business, ranging from six-pallet to 14-pallet variants. In line with its commitment to designing and building refrigerated rigid bodies spec’d for reliable long-term use in the harsh fleet environment, FTB is the go-to supplier for outside the box designs and specifications needed to best service its customers’ needs.
Established in 1994, Cadell Food Service began operating with a five-person workforce. Today, the company has grown to a workforce of over 150 staff with offices in both Regional Victoria and Melbourne, servicing a large area of regional Victoria.
Cadell Food Service provides daily deliveries to many customer groups across Victoria, such as cafés, restaurants, hotel groups, hospitals nursing homes and sporting clubs, and it was the first organisation to approach FTB for the C license option – which has now become extremely popular with its other fleet customers. When approached by Cadell to design a range of highly specialised eight- and 10-pallet food service vehicles, with multiple side access provision and precise temperature requirements, FTB was more than happy to help. With the success of FTB’s designs and their overall increase in productivity, the challenge was once again taken to provide a solution for fast local deliveries based on a car licence platform, with not only a requirement for an increased payload but also for no compromise on thermal efficiency.
“We were called upon to produce a suitable light weight car licence body with the same characteristics and performance as our proven fleet plus range,” says FTB Director, Antonio Furina. “This meant we had to return to the drawing board with a completely new design, and through innovation and the use of cutting-edge materials, we have now achieved an unmatched product we can offer to the broader market.
Cadell Food Service has been dealing with FTB for over four years now, and General Manager – Operations, George Goricki, explains that it was the option to choose for its next delivery.
“We have partnered with Furina for now and into the future for the delivery of our vehicle fleet,” he says. “Having a supplier like Furina provides us with the confidence to be able to supply our customer base with competitive deliveries on a daily basis. Furina provides an easy turnkey solution at a competitive cost with agreed delivery timeframes, which is imperative in a growing business.”
According to George, Antonio and his team at FTB are always taking that extra step to ensure its customers leave with a quality product, and it’s something that has secured the relationship with no end in sight.
“Furina listens to the companies needs and ask all the right questions about your business to help you choose the right body for your business,” he says. “Furina provides up to date CAD designs to ensure your selection is the correct one, and they use high spec walls, refrigeration, and fittings to ensure you have no downtime in your day-to-day operation of the vehicle. Having this confidence will ensure longevity in the purchased product.”
With in-depth design and consultation from customers, FTB has been able to achieve unmatched payloads with its new range of light weight turnkey packages – while maintaining panel dimensions seen in the larger FleetPlus range. This means that the company can now offer its customers the best of both worlds with unmatched payloads on a car licence package, with no compromise on thermal efficiency.