Brussels, Belgium, 24 June, 2013 - Readers at three German trade magazines have recognised Thermo King as the top brand in the cooling units category for the ninth consecutive year. Thermo King again proved the readers' top choice in the 2013 annual “Best Brands” poll of readers conducted by DEKRA, based in Stuttgart, Germany.
This year, Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, celebrates 75 years of bringing innovative, customer-driven solutions to the transport refrigeration industry.
In 1938, Thermo King chief engineer Frederick Jones created a landmark invention by combining an engine, a compressor and a condenser. His invention was the catalyst behind the formation of Thermo King by Joseph Numero, and also ushered in an era of fresh food delivery anywhere, anytime - no matter what the season.
Thermo King first received recognition in 2005 when DEKRA decided to extend the survey from the truck and bus industry to cover markets supplying commercial vehicles.
More than 10.000 readers, representing Germany's commercial vehicle professionals, responded to this year's poll which was organised by three trade magazines: Lastauto Omnibus, Fernfahrer and Trans Aktuell.
“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 Pauli Johannesen, director of Northern Europe for Thermo King.
“This award is the result of great customer service and lots of hard work by our sales and service team and our dealers and workshops. They have played critical roles in our success this past year and throughout the 75 years of the history of Thermo King.”
Thermo King has a nationwide sales and service network in Germany, comprised of five authorised dealers and 71 authorised service centres. This network provides the German market with customised Thermo King innovative transport solutions.
Readers Recognise Thermo King as Best Brand for Record-Breaking Ninth Consecutive Year - 2
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.
Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand