Brussels, Belgium, October 07, 2013 - Tesco, the UK's largest retailer and one of the world's leading international retailers, is in the process of replacing its truck and trailer fleet with quiet and environmentally responsible solutions from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.
By the end of 2013, Thermo King will equip 137 Tesco truck and trailer units in the United Kingdom and Ireland with triple temperature SLXe Spectrum and dual temp T1000 Spectrum units, both with Whisper™ technology for minimum noise pollution.
“Thermo King SLXe and T series units have been designed with low noise, low emissions yet high performance, fuel efficiency and ease-of-use in mind, that together with an extensive service and aftermarket network were the features that Tesco has been looking for,” said Steve Williams, UK sales manager at Thermo King. “We are happy to be part of the Tesco truck and trailer fleet that is on the road to meeting their ambitious environmental goals.”
Tesco has set an ambitious goal to become a zero carbon retailer by 2050, as well as a
number of demanding interim targets to reach by 2020 to reduce their carbon emissions in operations, in the products sold and by helping their customers to do the same.
To achieve these goals, in 2007 Tesco launched the “F Plan” strategy in the UK to limit the distribution emissions per case of goods delivered and underpin every operational efficiency activity within Tesco Distribution. Since the introduction of the “F Plan” in the UK, Tesco has saved 56 million litres of diesel, nearly 150,000 tonnes of CO2 and taken 117 million miles off the road. At the beginning of 2012 Tesco set a long term target to reduce carbon emissions per case delivered by 25 percent by 2020 against a baseline of 2011/12.
The Thermo King SLXe Spectrum and T1000 Spectrum solutions selected by Tesco for the 2013 fleet replacement plans meet the customer's business and environmental requirements with their whisper-quiet operations and focus on lowest fuel consumption and reducing emissions while maximising performance.
Tesco on the Road to Fulfill its Environmental Goals with the Help of Thermo King Truck and Trailer Solutions - 2
The Thermo King SLXe Spectrum units are the market-leading solution for day or night-time distribution of goods and perishable products. The units are ideally suited to operating in an urban environment offering substantial reductions in exhaust emissions, operating noise and waste.
The Thermo King SLXe units offer the lowest environmental impact available on the market today. With the Whisper™ technology the SLXe Spectrum units supplied to Tesco are the quietest conventional trailer units at both high and low speed currently available in the market.
The Thermo King T1000 Spectrum truck refrigeration units are equipped with the new range of GreenTech engines that reduce emissions, waste and noise pollution, exceeding all known requirements, including the most stringent European Union (EU) standards.
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Tesco is the UK's largest retailer and one of the world's leading international retailers. Tesco has around 5,000 stores worldwide, employing over 500,000 people in the 14 countries in which it operates. Our core purpose is to create value for customers to earn their lifetime loyalty. Our success depends on people: the people who shop with us and the people who work with us.
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, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand