ZOETERMEER – Amerongen Kamphuis from Barneveld, specialists in groupage services for temperature-controlled goods, have equipped their vehicle fleet with temperature registration systems from T Comm. Using these systems, Amerongen Kamphuis can permanently monitor the locations of and temperatures in the refrigerated and frozen transport vehicles. Real access to trailer data offers Amerongen Kamphuis the ability to anticipate unexpected disruptions on the road, and to intervene quickly, in the event of disasters.

Active checking and adjustment of temperatures via wireless monitoring

Amerongen Kamphuis transports foodstuffs including fish, vegetables, meat in bulk and potato chips to retail, out of home, restaurant and catering and business-to-business operators. For temperature-sensitive products, it is essential to monitor, to control and to register the temperature, during transport. Thanks to wireless monitoring from T Comm, Amerongen Kamphuis can now actively monitor the temperatures and where necessary make adjustments. The wireless sensors monitor the temperatures in the trailers, trucks and semi-trailers, in real time, and pass on a warning message to Amerongen Kamphuis, whenever temperature limits are exceeded. By controlling the temperature in the vehicles in this way, Amerongen Kamphuis can guarantee the high quality of its customers’ products.

Insight into transport conditions vital

Jan Kamphuis, Managing Director at Amerongen Kamphuis explained, “For us and our customers, quality is the ultimate priority. Insight into transport conditions when transporting temperature-sensitive products is vital. Our customers are demanding ever more detailed insight into these conditions, and the systems from T Comm mean that we can provide that information quickly and easily. Immediately following a journey, we can hand over a temperature report to our customers, thereby maintaining our high level of service.”

The groupage network operated by Amerongen Kamphuis for a variety of different conditioned goods types covers a large part of Northwestern and Central Europe. The vehicle fleet consists of approximately 100 tractor units and some 130 towed units (trailers, trucks and semi-trailers, each with multiple compartments and condensers, and all used by Amerongen Kamphuis to transport a variety of products at different temperatures in a single transport run, just in time, to customers including Jumbo, Aldi, Lidl and Edeka.