Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has agreed a three-year deal to supply vans to bovine genetics company Genus Breeding.
The agreement will see 350 Caddys supplied – 134 this year, and the remainder as the firm’s fleet is renewed over the three-year term.
It follows a successful one-year trial of Caddy panel van and kombi models.
Genus requires vans able to carry liquid nitrogen, which means they need to be engineered to achieve an air-tight seal in transit.
VW has met Genus’s health and safety requirements with a conversion featuring a standard refrigeration unit, which has been further adapted to remove the cooling apparatus, allowing a constant temperature to be maintained and the conditions for transporting liquid nitrogen to be met.
VW has also guaranteed the refrigeration units beyond the term of the individual vehicle lease, meaning when the van comes up for renewal after three years it will arrange for the unit to be transferred into a new Caddy.
Genus’s Adrian Davies said: “We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest of professional standards, and take both the pedigree of our genetic products and the safety of our staff very seriously.
“This was not an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution; Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has worked together with us to offer a truly bespoke conversion that fits our somewhat unusual transport needs.”