Belgium (April 1, 2010) - From inland trucking from farm to warehouse for processing and sorting, to warehouse to terminal, Thermo King gensets and reefers are showcasing technological benefits and offering reliability in often challenging environments throughout Asia. In the process, the gensets and reefers have successfully proven how perfectly they complement each other to meet end-user needs. Davao in the Philippines is the major Asian shipping location, with bananas making up the majority of product shipped. Local company FSTA Trucking is one reason Thermo King gensets serving the area has grown exponentially since 2008.
FSTA Trucking provides trucking with reefers and gensets, container yard, reefer and genset services. The company recently added another 24 new Thermo King SG-3000 gensets, along with some used Thermo King gensets, to its fleet of more than 400 Thermo King gensets and 100 Thermo King reefers (mostly MAGNUM® container reefers).
"FSTA Trucking has been running Thermo King gensets since 2002, serving as both a Thermo King customer and dealer," said JJ Foo, regional sales and service manager, Global Marine Solutions, Thermo King Asia Region. "This customer has a world class facility with all required testing equipment and tools. They are a great partner, giving us full support for training including use of their facility, equipment, load banks, genset stands, tools, and more."
The company takes care of its equipment and expects reliability and service support from its partners as it strives to deliver the same to its customers. "This is what we like most about Thermo King and its products," said Francis Awad, general manager at FSTA Trucking. "Our oldest Thermo King genset is 20 years old, and it's still in service! It's that product dependability that makes us dependable and successful. The technology in the newest Thermo King gensets - the SG-3000 Series - offers industry- leading fuel savings and environmental benefits that really make a difference."
Thermo King's SG-3000 Series of gensets, with optional EcoPower PLUS fuel saving technology, feature the only electronic microprocessor controller in the genset industry. This technology combines the latest electronics to 'sense' not only the type of reefer it is powering, but also its mode of operation. The genset can then automatically determine the most energy-efficient operation mode-EcoPower or standard-while respecting the ISO1496-2 standard, never compromising cargo care. Just as important, the more fuel savings achieved the more CO2 emissions avoided. Operators are saving money and ensuring cargo protection while harmful environmental emissions are reduced.
FSTA began with only 4 trucks back in 1995, growing fast but smart throughout the years and adhering to its motto of 'doing things right the first time.' The company has successfully ventured into maintaining reefer equipments that include gensets, reefer containers, reefer trailers and reefer trucks, and has expanded its operations by forming the FSTA Group of Companies.
More information about the company can be found at: www.fstatrucking.com.
Thermo King is the global leader in solutions for temperature-controlled transport, supplying the world market from 11 production facilities and over 800 distributors world-wide. The company offers a wide range of refrigeration and heating units for vehicles of all sizes, from small vans to large trailers, as well as airborne and ocean-going containers. In addition Thermo King provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for passenger buses and railcars.
Thermo King also offers service maintenance programmes and finance solutions, as well as a range of accessories, temperature monitoring, and tracking equipment. For more information on Thermo King's products and services please visit www.thermoking.com.
Thermo King is a business unit of leading diversified industrial company Ingersoll Rand, a global provider of products, services, and integrated solutions to industries as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, construction and agriculture. Further information on Ingersoll Rand can be found on the companyâ€™s website at www.irco.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.
Pietro Sonza Reorda, Thermo King Corporation
Pietro Sonza Reorda