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Thermo King to launch innovative new Low noise SLX

- Thermo King to launch innovative new SLX "Whisper PIEK certified" Unit at IAA Show-

September 21th, 2010 -Thermo King, the market leader in refrigerated transport solutions, has announced it will launch its innovative new trailer, the SLX "Whisper PIEK certified", at the International Motor Show (IAA) Show in Hanover, Germany in September.

Setting a new standard in whisper quiet operation, the SLX "Whisper PIEK Certified" unit will offer a market-leading solution for day or night-time distribution of goods and perishable products.

The unit, which is based on the industry-leading SLX-300 platform, was developed to meet even the most stringent PIEK noise regulations. To achieve the standard, products are acoustically measured and must function at under 60dB(A) in order to be deemed suitable for night time deliveries without causing noise disturbance.

The SLX Whisper is the only unit on the market that meets the requirements of the PIEK regulations on high speed mode.

With the SLX "Whisper PIEK Certified", noise can be both reduced and contained at the source. Due to the integration of low-noise components, lower running speeds and critical internal design features to contain noise, sound levels are significantly reduced. The result is an incredible whisper-quiet unit designed to permit quiet night-time delivery without causing noise pollution.

The ability to operate in off peak hours, alleviates traffic congestion and enables faster delivery cycles. This in turn means less waste of fresh goods, cutting waste disposal and landfill and thus reducing CO2 emissions. Off peak operation also allows for improved local road safety, which further enhances the company's social responsibility and commitment to the community.

The unit comes with the usual environmental credentials that synonymous with the Thermo King SLX range and provides reduced fuel consumption for lower CO2 emissions and reduced particulate pollution.

"Thermo King has, and continues to invest in the development of its low noise equipment, said Pascal Richard, Thermo King's Regional Segment Leader for Transport Solutions. "The new SLX "Whisper PIEK certified" is testament to this and has been designed to deliver maximum performance and minimal noise impact. Once again, Thermo King has delivered the goods in terms of operational performance, environmental credentials and product quality."

For more information about the SLX "Whisper PIEK Certified" and the entire SLX Series visit the website www.slx.thermoking.com.

About Thermo King Corp
Thermo King Corp., a business of Ingersoll Rand - the world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and energy efficient environments, 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.

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of - including Club Car®, Hussmann®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® -work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.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:
Donal Cox, Thermo King - Ingersoll Rand
+35391703302
Donal Cox

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