JD Refrigerated Transport introduces electric truck, appoints new executive

Executives from Inghams, JD Refrigerated Transport, KFC and Eurocold pose in front of a Volvo FL Electric.

JD Refrigerated Transport has launched its first battery electric vehicle.

A Volvo Electric FL has gone into a trial with the company’s partners Inghams Group Limited and Eurocold Revora EV.

The vehicle will be servicing major Ingham clients such as Kentucky Fried Chicken in the Brisbane Metro area.

“As we strive to adapt to the changing landscape of transportation, integrating sustainable options is paramount,” said JD Refrigerated Transport in a statement.

“This trial signifies our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing innovative solutions.”

In other news at the Queensland cold carrier, JD Refrigerated Transport has named Chris Lowndes as its General Manager of Financial and Commercial.

A chartered accountant, Lowndes has a strong background in financial management and senior leadership roles covering a variety of industries and business’s at various development stages across his career to date.

Lowndes will support the development and execution of strategy and growth objectives within the growing JD Refrigerated Transport business.

Starting as a graduate accountant at Price Waterhouse and then moving into a financial management consulting role working in Sydney and overseas Lowndes has worked with a variety of clients to analyse business requirements with a view to identifying and implementing solutions.

Lowndes has been specifically operating in the role of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary over the last 20 years.

This includes time at veterinary wholesale business, Provet Holdings Limited, which grew significantly over a period of seven years and eventually listed on the ASX.

“Chris brings this experience to JD Refrigerated Transport and is keen to assist the business with its growth trajectory and be part of a dynamic leadership team,” the company said in a statement.

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