San Fernando Selects New Thermo King Units to Increase Energy Efficiency, Reliability and Lower Lifecycle Costs
First poultry producer in Latin America to use Thermo King ColdCube™ portable containers
Lima, Perú, Aug. 21, 2013 -- San Fernando, a large Lima, Perú -based poultry producer, has selected 74 Thermo King refrigeration units to replace half the units in their aging transportation fleet. San Fernando is also the first company in Latin America to add new Thermo King ColdCube™ flexible and portable containers for freezing and cooling applications to its operations.
"Ensuring food safety represents a critical component of our operations," said Ramiro Garcia, transport and distribution manager for San Fernando. "We're pleased that Thermo King transportation refrigeration units enable us to provide increased reliability and energy efficiency while lowering lifecycle costs ─ and it's even better that the new ColdCube units allow us to significantly expand frozen poultry distribution in Peru."
Working in collaboration and with the support of the official local Thermo King dealer, Marco Peruana, San Fernando is replacing 74 refrigeration systems with highly efficient units that include: 14 large trailer refrigeration units, 47 truck units and 13 small truck units.
San Fernando is also adding eight ColdCube™ units for freezing applications, likewise provided by Marco Peruana. The ColdCube serves as a mobile cooler or freezer which can be loaded quickly into a standard van/truck or plugged into a standard wall outlet for continuous cooling.
These portable containers are enabling San Fernando to expand distribution of frozen poultry, which previously was limited to local delivery, to counter the challenges that thawing presents.
Previously, San Fernando leaders found it cost prohibitive to undertake a heavy duty truck fleet expansion to increase frozen product sales, currently a small segment of their overall portfolio. San Fernando enhanced its frozen food delivery capabilities, extending them throughout the country, by adding the ColdCube units to its fleet at a much lower cost than fleet expansion.
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About San Fernando
San Fernando is a Peruvian company dedicated to food production and the marketing of its consumer goods line of chicken, turkey, pork, eggs and processed products. The company's main objectives are to provide products of the highest quality and excellent service.
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 $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, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand