Driving a cold and power revolution

Driving a cold and power revolution

Croydon technology firm Dearman is spearheading a cold and power revolution with a £16m war chest funded by Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

Dearman is the pioneer behind the Dearman Engine which is used in food transportation. The engine reduces harmful vehicle emissions whilst also delivering cold air.

Aimed primarily at refrigerated vehicles, Dearman has secured more than £16m in investment since it started five years ago through Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

Now, as it looks to roll-out its engines on a larger scale, the company is trialling its technology in Sainsbury’s refrigerated vehicles.

Founder and CEO Toby Peters said: “Sainsbury’s is demonstrating real leadership by embracing cutting-edge British engineering that delivers performance alongside positive environmental impact.

“The first commercial deployment of Dearman’s zero-emission transport refrigeration system is a significant milestone for the company, for our technology and for our vision to make the world a cleaner, cooler place.”

The future certainly looks bright for Dearman. The SME now employs more than 70 people and expects to see 100 Dearman refrigeration vehicles on the road in 2017.

It also expects its vehicles to be in full production by 2018, potentially bringing thousands of jobs to the UK.


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