Burnley-based CoolKit has a hot future

l-r Mark Beaton and Loredana Emmerson at CoolKits Burnley facilities.
l-r Mark Beaton and Loredana Emmerson at CoolKits Burnley facilities.

Burnley-based refrigerated vehicle manufacturer CoolKit has a hot future after further expansion.

The company, based on Farrington Place off Rossendale Road, has appointed Loredana Emmerson as marketing manager and promoted Mark Beaton to sales manager.

Established in 2005, CoolKit is a provider of refrigerated vans, fridge van conversions and van insulating kits to a wide range of industries including food and drink, pharmaceuticals, agricultural and science industries.

They employ more than 70 people on their 2.5 acres site and CoolKit produces more than 1,500 insulating kits annually. The company has expanded its staff and facilities extensively in the last year following an average 40 per cent year-on-year growth over the last six years.

This year, they have won a number of large contracts.

Loredana Emmerson joins the company as marketing manager, bringing with her more than eight years’ experience in marketing roles for companies including Hillendale Landrover, Biodome International and Kirk Environmental.

She said: “I’m excited to be joining CoolKit, which is such a dynamic company and a real East Lancashire success story.

“We are looking to build upon our recent expansion and enter new market sectors and territories, so the marketing department is going to be very busy.”

Mark Beaton has been with CoolKit since 2013 and has now been promoted to sales manager. He said: “Sales for CoolKit have never been better and are set to expand further.”