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Sunrent Case Study: Contract Hire



Nature of business:

Sunrent is a bespoke Van & Truck Contract Hire and Rental company that specialises in the refrigerated market. Sunrent tailor-makes its vehicles to its customers’ requirements.


Sunrent is a specialist contract hire and rental company that has grown to specialise in the refrigerated market. Sunrent is a family owned and operated company that started in 2000. Sunrent’s history dates back to the 1980s with VCHL where the current owners and directors also started the business, so Sunrent has a wealth of experience in the industry to call upon. Sunrent has become preferred supplier to many blue chip companies, as well as to smaller local companies where reliability and service is of the utmost importance.

Problems faced by the client and objectives:

Sunrent had secured a significant order for contract hire vehicles from a company that required capacity to carry a mixture of both chilled and frozen goods.


We converted a variety of Mercedes Sprinter and VW Caddy panel vans to satisfy the requirements of this particular new Sunrent contract.

Amongst other build elements, the Sprinter vans feature Coolertech’s thermally efficient, low temperature side door and a movable internal bulkhead with two plug-in points. This will give Sunrent’s client the ability to adjust the load space according to the mix of goods on each delivery run.

Extended wheel boxes with bash plate protection are also featured, as is a light grit floor for frozen and chilled application.

What challenges, if any, did we have to overcome?

The vehicles were all required to be on the road in one go and consequently they needed to be built within a very tight timescale.

Results observed:

Coolertech successfully completed in-house both the insulated conversion and the installation and commissioning of the refrigeration equipment to meet Sunrent’s deadline. At Coolertech we have the capacity to cope with volume demand and are able to offer very impressive turnaround times.