The mechanised or fixed box system
At the center of our ECO Hub II system lies a box! From the time we decided to focus on last mile freight to now, the box system we call Fresh has driven the way we have designed all products.
The issue to solve is how you compete with a large van at scale in dense urban environments with minimum double handling and operating across multiple assets and modes of transport – meet Fresh.
To gain access to cities old and new, we have created a box which can share space with cyclists and pedestrians.
The box has a narrow width which enables it to easily go through a standard open shop door.
It can also pass through the majority of urban cycling infrastructure, and can be looked over when mounted on any of our last mile deployable assets.
On the mechanised version of the product the roller shutter door option further enhances this focus by ensuring doors do not open onto cycle ways or paths.
To replace a van you need to consider the parcels that a van transports. Throughout the design process we ensured that a ‘small carpet role’ could be carried. This allows you to consider Fresh for the majority of your delivery requirements, and crucially this decision means we have significantly reduced the need for a van to go to the same location as a bike or walker.
Small box systems tend to ship air either inside or outside the box. We have minimised outside the box through a choice of width that will allow for 3 boxes to be carried in an EU standard car trailer for upstream optimisation
Side doors that open in their own housing allow for the full benefit of our ECO Hub II system to be realised through a country wide system. ECO Hub II and Fresh will tailor to your depot whether it is down town or on the outskirts, and by having these unique features and working with us, you will see productivity benefit as well as minimising handling through your system.
Finally a wide door opening to volume ratio and low height to length ratio allows for your operator to quickly locate that box that has been poorly placed on fill.
choices and price
The primary product in our range is the mechanised Fresh box with shutter door. This is at the centre of our product range within ECO Hub II. From this basic product we can then specify up and down to match your business.
For some, a fixed Fresh box on a single last mile product will be right. You may specify conventional doors and mechanical key lock. You may decide to increase volume trading off against you delivery agent being able to look over the top, but resulting in a pay load that will mean you deliver all day without returning to base.
For a 24hr global logistics operator mechanisation to use 3 or 4 boxes a day with one operator and country depot to door will be the right answer.
This is where our consultation process will establish your specific requirements and a bespoke quotation provided.