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Thermo King Rail Team Wins Second Siemens Award

(Minneapolis - April 17, 2008) For the second time in 3 years, Thermo King is the winner of Siemens Transportation Systems' Best Overall Supplier of the Year award. The award is expected to serve as a springboard for future business, especially as rail business increases in the Americas.

Presented during the Suppliers Day event held in Sacramento, California, the Thermo King European-Served Area rail team received the award in recognition of its outstanding aftermarket service support and nearly zero defects during the San Diego and Denver warranty periods. Also recognized was the special involvement of North American Division aftermarket parts, under the leadership of Tom Menas, which helped the European parts division support the U.S. rail customers.

"We look forward to further collaborate with Siemens on numerous critical contracts in the next few years. The light rail industry is expected to boom, particularly due to the high cost of fuel," said Magdi Sayegh, Thermo King global service manager. "We are positioning ourselves to be the best HVAC supplier in the growing rail market in North America and beyond."

Attending the event and accepting the award for Thermo King were Magdi Sayegh; Tom Menas, aftermarket parts manager and Michael Klisz, Thermo King sales, Prague, Czech Republic.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Mike O'Brien

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