TCS&D magazine was delighted to receive an invitation from Steve Barker, managing director of Barker’s Commercials, to visit SOR’s factory in Alzira, Spain and meet Jose Gorriz SOR’s Chief Executive Officer to find out a little more about this European refrigerated trailer and rigid manufacturer.
SOR was founded in 1970 by a local industrialist and now employs more than 315 employees across their extensive 95,000 sqm manufacturing site in Alzira and 35,000 sqm site in Murcia.
In 2015 SOR became part of The Reefer Group which gave SOR the opportunity to increase their capacity and to modernise their existing sites.
In 2016 Chereau also became part of the The Reefer Group.
The Reefer Group had a turnover of over 260m euros in 2017.
It was very clear to TCS&D from the outset that the philosophy behind SOR was all about giving their customers a bespoke trailer that they wanted, not just a standard refrigerated box.
SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM SOR:
Advanced security systems for Pharmaceutical companies
Double Deck Trailers
GRP Panels rather than steel
Each trailer manufactured by their highly skilled staff is designed with extensive knowledge and total care from start to finish.
SOR take great pride in listening to exactly what their customers need and delivering the product on time.
Some of the UK’s leading frozen and chilled foods and pharmaceutical distribution companies, such as Chiltern Cold Storage Group, The Ice Co and now Culina Logistics, have recently purchased SOR’s refrigerated trailers, due to the customer service that they have received throughout the process of their purchase.
A QUALITY PRODUCT
Robustness & resistance: design oriented to build solid and long-lasting products
Design optimisation for their chassis + box leading to the best maneuvreability
Very high residual value
Competitive in Spain and throughout Europe
Buying a SOR vehicle ensures their clients get a profitable investment in the long term
SOR adapt themselves in order to compete.
SOLUTIONS, CONSULTANCY & TAILOR-MADE
SOR always offer all the possible solutions for reefer vehicles according to their client, and market needs.
They guide their clients’ through their seeking of cost savings:
Optimisation of fuel consumption
Maximum payload through to lightness of the vehicle
Best thermal insulation
MAKING TAILOR-MADE PRODUCTS IS SOR’S CORE BUSINESS
SOR will be exhibiting at the IAA Show in Hannover on stand 25 C11
For available build slots, please contact Steve Barker on: 07979 532 122 with your requirements.