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New Version of Thermo King Professor Kool Training Tools Help Fleet Operators and Drivers Optimize Performance

Brussels, Belgium, 11 June, 2013 - Refrigerated transport focuses on supplying safe, high-quality perishable produce. While protecting cargo remains the main priority for the transport industry, fleet operators and drivers face economic challenges and high fuel prices. Fleet operators can use industry best practices to enable their refrigerated transport fleets to achieve higher levels of performance with lower total cost of ownership.

Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, helps customers improve their business processes and increase their efficiency and achieve operational savings with the new Professor Kool Toolbox training package.

The stand-alone, interactive and multilingual Thermo King Professor Kool training module provides educational tools that help users gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of refrigeration.

The toolbox provides expert knowledge on how to operate refrigeration units while identifying operational best practices on loading and unloading, fuel consumption and other key focal points of refrigerated transport. The featured solutions can be easily implemented to help customers improve their operations and the way they use their refrigeration units.

The range of tools has been designed to meet unique customer requirements as well as different usage levels. The toolbox offers drivers and fleet operators carefully tailored tools that teach them how to get the most out of their refrigeration units. The Professor Kool training offering combines a selection of best practices on how to improve fleet operation and unit efficiency with basic refrigeration fundamentals.

“The science of refrigerated transportation has advanced dramatically in recent decades,” said Benoit Latno, director of channel development and business excellence at Thermo King.

“Thermo King applies current and emerging technologies and practices that help customers meet their challenges and improve their business processes. This tool offers easy access to comprehensive knowledge that will help our customers optimize their operations and gain full control over their refrigeration units.”

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Thermo King Celebrates 75 Years

Since 1938, Thermo King has been at the forefront of the transport refrigeration industry providing temperature control systems that enable users throughout the world to lower energy, fuel, and operating costs while providing temperature stability. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Thermo King offers a wide range of temperature control systems 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.

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands–including Club Car®, 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 a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or 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:
Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand
651-407-3897
Joan Schimml

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