Icecraft News


July 2014

Icecraft Supports the Help for Heroes Charity

Icecraft Sponsor Charity Polo Day

Icecraft are very proud to be sponsoring the Flying for Freedom and Help for Heroes Charity Polo Day held on Sunday 27th July.

All of our customers are welcome to attend for a fabulous day out and to cheer on Icecraft’s very own team. So come along, have fun and support 2 incredibly inspiring charities at the same time!

Flying For Freedom in partnership with Help for Heroes - Logo

Flying for freedom are mounting a daring expedition to the south pole to highlight how flying can help injured service personnel make a successful transition back into civilian life.

Post-recovery flying activities demonstrate what is possible for often severely disabled people to achieve. This can inspire those still in rehabilitation. FFF seek to enable recovery for our wounded, injured and sick, by supporting them through Microlight flying training.

Feedback from trainees has proved to be overwhelmingly positive about the benefits they gain from the new found freedom discovered in Flying for Freedom.



June 2014

The worlds first removable and reusable conversion

The World’s first Removable & Reusable Refrigerated Conversion.

No longer do you need to buy a new van and new conversion, just simply transfer your Icecraft conversion into your new van – fridge and all!

Same unbeatable Build Quality, Payload, Strength and Load Capacity with the added benefit of Transferability!

Click HERE to find out more!



February 2014

Icecraft’s exhibition at The Source Trade show in Exeter

Icecraft’s Director Emma Holmes (left) and Sales Lady Melissa Ewers (right) manage Icecraft’s exhibition at The Source Trade show in Exeter. It was a very sucessful few days with orders already placed as a result. We look forward to next year!

Icecraft's Director Emma Holmes (left) and Sales Lady Melissa Ewers (right) manage Icecraft's exhibition at The Source Trade show in ExeterDisplay stand at The Source Trade show in Exeter



January 2014

Icecraft’s bespoke conversions allow you to completely customize your build

We have just completed a unique build for a fish monger looking to sell fish and products from the back of his vehicle. Each shelf was built to specific tray sizes and tapered down into the central display area, complete with a drain for interior wash down. A Lexan glass upstand provided security for the front products with out hindering the customers view and a front ambient storage area was added with a hand wash basin. Our customer was absolutely over the moon, commenting that we had over exceeded his expectations and his customer’s responses have been very positive indeed.

Over exceeding his expectations with a display stand in this fish mungers vanRear storage for this fish mungers van conversion



December 2013

Icecraft completes the 37th Temperature Controlled vehicle conversion on time for a Major Water Organisation.



July 2013

Icecraft expands into a fifth factory to help satisfy high product demand.

Opening our fifth factoryOur fifth factory already loaded with conversionsOur fifth factory in use



June 2013

Icecraft complete x 3 New Mercedes Sprinters LWB/HR multi-temperature conversions for Chiltern Logistics.

Kindly described by the MD as “the best vans in his fleet” these vehicles incorporated heavy duty protection and Full ATP Certification for international deliveries:

Chiltern Logistics conversionInternal view of the Chiltern Logistics conversion



May 2013

Fully ECWVTA N1 & O2 Type Approved

Icecraft becomes Fully ECWVTA N1 & O2 Type Approved.

We are please to announce that we are now a fully Type Approved Company.

Our N1 approval covers every Make and Model of Panel Vans & all temperature and multi-temperature specifications.

Our O2 approval covers all of our Trailers.



March 2013

As Seen on TV!

We are thrilled that one of our conversions – a Mercedes Sprinter chiller conversion starred in BBC’s Countryfile which aired on Sunday 31st March 2013. The conversion was completed back in 2009 and is still looking fabulous as it transports uber fresh vegetables to some of the top chefs in London.




January 2013

Icecraft recently signed a contract to exclusively supply Temperature Controlled Trailers to Cold Traila – the UK’s leading Refrigerated Trailer specialists.

Icecraft’s quality built trailers combine with leading trailer retailers Cold Traila to create a winning combination. This creates the largest temperature controlled trailer order in the UK, with Icecraft being selected as the sole supplier due to their lasting build quality which meets the strict standards set by Cold Traila.

All sizes and Temperature specifications can now be ordered directly through Cold Traila;

Cold Traila Logo



December 2012

Christmas rush of 7 vans all delivered on time

An urgent Xmas Delivery!

Icecraft complete 7 Mercedes Sprinters (one not pictured) for a Refrigerated Rental Company. The 7 chill specification vehicles had to all be completed in 3 weeks over Christmas. Icecraft rose to the challenge and they were delivered on time to a very happy customer.



November 2012

Ever fancied having your vehicle lining match your Company’s logo colour?

How about having different lining colours for separate fleets? – Chill, Frozen or Multi -temperature?

Not only are we the only company in the UK to offer this practical yet fun new innovation, it will only cost you £99.99!

This new concept allows everyone from a small independant company with a single van up to a large Leasing company, the ability to make your companies van interior as unique as your business – whilst increasing your vehicles security as it will be highly identifiable.

Whats more, no matter what colour you choose, it will not hinder the performance of the floor in any way and will have the same hard wearing qualities of our standard blue colour – with the same option of a free smooth or non slip finish.

Have the colour match your logo or corporate colours, or go wild and choose something that will make you stand out from the crowd. Whats more, when it comes to selling your van it is very easy to colour over the top if you would like something a little more conservative to put on the market!

Call us today for more details on: 01258 837772

An array of linings colours available to match your company colour



October 2012

Free delivery anywhere in England or Wales*

We are currently offering Free Delivery anywhere in England or Wales on Every New Conversion! * Price Excludes fuel and collection.



July 2012

Revolutionary new doors

Icecraft Launch the UK’s first Pallet Width Side Freezer Door!

As part of our ongoing process to ensure we have the most advanced linings on the market, we have developed yet another UK first.

Our new Pallet Width Side Freezer Door creates new and exciting possibilities for maximum loading and unloading capabilities. Now you can load pallets in the front and rear providing added ease for both single and multi-temperature conversions with or without a fixed or moveable bulkhead in the middle – you can easily load pallets into specific sections for alternate temperature needs.

These doors will provide a unique selling point for both hire and courier companies – with the new design saving time, money and dramatically decreasing loading effort where previously front items needed to be hand loaded individually.



March / April 2012

We’ve been having a very busy Spring on the road with stands at the Cornwall, Bournemouth and Birmingham Expowest Shows. Each received a fantastic response and provided a chance for us to meet and greet new and existing customers and showcase new products and features. We will also be at the Exeter “Taste of the West” Show on 23-24th April, stand A34 so come along and say hello



February 2012

Latest Offer: £30 of Marks and Spencers Vouchers with every order placed until the end of February 2012!

To celebrate the launch of our new website, we are giving away £30 of vouchers with every new conversion order – be it Panel Vans, Box Bodies or Trailers.


ATP Certified

Icecraft is an ATP Certified company.

We are pleased to announce that we are now an ATP-approved company and able to produce ATP certified conversions allowing our linings to be used internationally.

Our conversions produced some of the highest thermally efficient levels the Test Centre had seen and each of our conversions passed their rigorous testing seamlessly.

Not only does this add a further advantage when choosing an Icecraft lining, it also allows us to expand our customer base. We can now serve customers both based internationally and those based in the UK but travelling overseas for deliveries.



January 2012

Icecraft unveils new, revolutionary Rear Freezer Door Pods.

Our design team are proud to present our brand new, Revolutionary Rear Freezer Door Pods that not only save time and allow easier closing and access for repairs, they also dramatically increase payload capabilities. No more heavy, cumbersome slab doors that need to be slammed or removed for repair access, our new creation acts like a “plug in a hole”. The doors gently close just like a chill lining whilst maximum thermal efficiency levels are achieved.

We love our new design so much we have decided to make them available to everyone. We now offer these new pods as standard with every new Freezer Conversion, allowing our customers to benefit from a new innovation at no extra cost.




December 2011

Icecraft welcome brand new fibreglass division.

Brand New Fibre Glass Division

We recently expanded our facility to include a brand new fibreglass division. This new sector of the business will allow for the complete personalisation of GRP structures – from new condenser mould concepts through to brand new prototype developments.



Summer 2011

That’s why mum’s go to Iceland, and Iceland went to Icecraft!

Icecraft completes its 1880th Iceland Home delivery vehicle conversion, to multi-temperature specification. The 1800 strong conversions were expertly handled by our fleet department, with the linings fully transferable between older vans to new.




May 2010

Innocent Drinks Co

Innocent Drinks Van Conversions Printed with Cow Patches

Icecraft are the proud, sole converters for the whole of The Innocent Drinks co recent fleet of 15 + temperature controlled vehicles, complete with Cow horns and grass!




January 2010

Vito’s ICECRAFT “X-Factor” gives local security firm the edge!

A Reigate security firm wanted a van with the extra bite to transport its German shepherd guard dogs and found the perfect vehicle in the storming new ICECRAFT converted Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X.

The stunning, limited edition model boasts a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox, and was supplied to Schutzhund Security by Crawley dealer Rossetts Commercials.

The gleaming black Vito Sport-X produces an eye-watering 204hp, sufficient to propel it from 0-60mph in just 8.3 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 122mph.

Having that extra oomph means that if you get into a spot of trouble you can put your foot down and get out of it quickly, says Schutzhund Securities co-Director Lee Gay.

I also wanted a vehicle with a professional image which I could use when meeting clients, yet would still be fully functional as a working dog unit. The Vito Sport-X is a winner on both counts.

The company, which is in the process of obtaining Approved Contractor status from the Security Industry Authority, supplies guards dog to protect a wide variety of offices,

warehouses and local authority premises. It was established as a limited company in June 2006 and has grown beyond expectations.

We contract a lot of work out, says Mr Gay, whose co-Director Christopher Gay just happens to share the same surname. We only use German shepherds because they have been deployed successfully by the police, army and prison service over many years and do not have a very positive image, unlike some other breeds.

Schutzhund Security’s new Vito Sport-X is a Dualiner model, with a second row of seats. The company spent nearly £6,000 on a conversion by Icecraft Refrigeration Services, of Blandford Forum, Dorset, which fitted two bespoke dog kennels that keep their canine occupants in climate-controlled luxury.

We’ve really gone to town with this vehicle, explains Mr Gay. The interior is just incredible- there’s air-conditioning in the rear for the dogs and lighting in the individual kennels. They’ve even covered the kennels with black vinyl that matches the original trim. We’ve absolutely delighted with it.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X is a real head-turner, thanks in no small measure to Brabus. The renowned tuning and body styling specialist, whose products are usually to be found adorning high-end sports cars, has pitched in with 18-inch Monoblock-S alloy wheels and an aggressively deep front spoiler with integrated foglamps.

Adding to its eye-catching style, the model also features a chrome front grille and chrome steel side bars with integrated steps, colour coded bumpers and side trims, roof rails and in case you were still in any doubt! Sport-X badges on the driver and front passenger doors.

The twin themes of performance and exclusivity continue on the inside. There’s a soft-feel instrument panel with Silverstone trim, while the comfort seats, steering wheel and gearshift are all trimmed in leather. The driver also gets a multi-function steering wheel from which to control the COMAND radio, six-CD autochanger and satellite navigation system at the touch of a button.

Other features that enhance the vehicle’s driving appeal and comfort include cruise control with Speedtronic speed limiter, air conditioning, light and rain sensors allowing for automatic operation of headlights and windscreen wipers, and electrically-operated front windows and door mirrors.

Of course, being a Mercedes-Benz, the Vito Sport-X combines all of that power and performance with a comprehensive armoury of high-tech active and passive safety systems, including the latest Adaptive Electronic Stability Program.

All the extras you get with the Vito Sport-X it makes worth paying that little bit more, adds Mr Gay. It’s also great fun to drive the V6 engine is just fantastic.

Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X Conversion - Rear Door ViewMercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X Conversion - Side ViewMercedes-Benz Vito Sport-X Conversion - Access Behind Rear Seats