June 28, 2011 - Readers of three German trade magazines have again recognized Thermo King as the top brand in the refrigeration units category in the 2011 annual "Best Brands" readers poll conducted by DEKRA, based in Stuttgart, Germany.
Thermo King, the leading manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has now received this recognition for seven consecutive years. The poll first recognized Thermo King in 2005 when DEKRA decided to extend the survey from the truck and bus industry to cover markets supplying commercial vehicles.
More than 7,500 readers, representing Germany's commercial vehicle professionals, responded to this year's poll which was organized by three trade magazines: Lastauto Omnibus, Fernfahrer and Trans Aktuell. Readers were asked to select best brands based in 24 categories.
"We are honored that commercial vehicle professionals have recognized our commitment to providing industry-leading solutions and services focused on increasing operational and energy efficiency," said Alexander Zankl, director of aftermarket for EMEIA for Thermo King, after accepting the award at a ceremony last month in Stuttgart, Germany. Thank you to our sales and service team, our dealers and workshops for their commitment to service and our success."
Thermo King has a nationwide sales and service network in Germany, comprised of five authorized dealers and 71 authorized service centres. This network provides the German market with customized Thermo King innovative transport solutions.
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 brands - 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. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 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.
Donal Cox, Thermo King - Ingersoll Rand