About us

Sunswap is pioneering sustainable transport refrigeration with Endurance, our battery and solar-powered transport refrigeration unit. 
 
By designing, developing and manufacturing a refrigeration system that breaks free from legacy technology, we are spearheading the cold chain’s transition towards zero tailpipe emission without compromising on performance. 

Our mission

Innovative engineering to deliver a sustainable future

Our vision

To decarbonise the global cold chain

The Sunswap journey so far

Sunswap is founded in January 2020 and with the first investment secured by the end of March 2020, phase 1 of research and development runs through the summer.

Minimum viable design finalised

Jan 2020

Through 2021, Sunswap breaks ground in TRU technology, building a working demo-unit. With the workshop delayed, the final test and building happens on a Surrey Farm.

Single temp demo unit

Jan 2021

Prospective customers begin using the demonstration unit on their delivery cycles to gain confidence in Endurance.

Customer road trials start

Feb 2022

International logistics firm DFDS places the first order of Endurance units after successful road trials. Soon to follow are renowned rental and leasing firm TIP Group who place a pre-order of 40 units.

First order from DFDS

Sept 2022

Having outgrown its Wimbledon-based HQ, Sunswap moves 11 miles up the road to a new fully-equipped research and development facility, in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Sunswap moves into its new HQ

Jan 2023

Sunswap introduces an updated logo, typeface, and brand style, that better reflects its evolving identity.

Renewed Sunswap Branding

Feb 2023

Sunswap confirms a manufacturing partnership with Prodrive, a global engineering firm based in north Oxfordshire (UK), establishing a clear route to production in January 2024.

Prodrive selected as manufacturing partner

May 2023

As of Autumn 2023, we secured commitments from three major British customers to adopt Endurance units for their refrigerated trailer fleets: Staples Vegetables for their farm-to-fork delivery trucks; Samworth Brothers; and Bannister Transport signed a deal to transition their full fleet to Endurance over 2 years.

Fleet adoption of Sunswap Endurance

Autumn 2023

Jan 2020

Minimum viable design finalised

Sunswap is founded in January 2020 and with the first investment secured by the end of March 2020, phase 1 of research and development runs through the summer.

Jan 2021

Single temp demo unit

Through 2021, Sunswap breaks ground in TRU technology, building a working demo-unit. With the workshop delayed, the final test and building happens on a Surrey Farm.

Feb 2022

Customer road trials start

Prospective customers begin using the demonstration unit on their delivery cycles to gain confidence in Endurance.

 

Sept 2022

First order from DFDS

International logistics firm DFDS places the first order of Endurance units after successful road trials. Soon to follow are renowned rental and leasing firm TIP Group who place a pre-order of 40 units.

 

Jan 2023

Sunswap moves into its new HQ

Having outgrown its Wimbledon-based HQ, Sunswap moves 11 miles up the road to a new fully-equipped research and development facility, in Leatherhead, Surrey.

 

Feb 2023

Renewed Sunswap branding

Sunswap introduces an updated logo, typeface, and brand style, that better reflects its evolving identity.

 

May 2023

Prodrive selected as manufacturing partner

Sunswap confirms a manufacturing partnership with Prodrive, a global engineering firm based in north Oxfordshire (UK), establishing a clear route to production in January 2024.

 

Open Day team photo_TRU blurred for website

The Sunswap team

Sunswap brings together a world-class team spanning decades of expertise across transport innovation, sustainable technology, and engineering excellence. We have leaders who have pioneered developments across industries like automotive, aerospace, cold chain, and motorsports for quality, performance, and sustainability.

Our partners

Sunswap is collaborating with major partners in engineering and cold chain to drive our vision. We’ve teamed up with Prodrive, a global leader in motorsport and engineering as our manufacturing partner, along with expert refrigeration technicians, to deliver top-tier aftermarket care.

Prodrive
Longhurt
Sapphire
Genesis Refridgeration

Our backers

We are proud to be backed by notable institutions like Barclays, Clean Growth Fund, Innovate UK, Imperial College London, CENEX, and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Their support fuels our drive towards accelerating innovation in sustainable cold chain.

Barclays
Clean Growth Fund
Innovate UK
Office for Low Emission Vehicles
Imperial College London