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Mediplus Selects Thermo King to Provide Stable and Secure Temperature-Controlled Environment for Transportation Fleet

Brussels, Belgium, 21 October, 2013 - Mediplus, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical and para-pharmaceutical products in Romania, collaborates with Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, to equip its new fleet of 145 refrigerated vans with sustainable cooling solutions for stable and secure temperature-controlled transport.


Pharmaceutical companies like Mediplus rely heavily on controlled and uncompromised transport of pharmaceutical products to ensure compliance with the European Union guidelines on good distribution practice (GDP). As part of this effort, Mediplus decided to upgrade its refrigeration fleet and replace the vans currently in operation.


After careful assessment including extensive winter and summer time testing, fuel consumption calculations and homologation process, Mediplus leaders decided that its new refrigeration fleet will be equipped with Thermo King B-100 refrigeration units. The units will come with a factory built-in feature to control auxiliary heating. Additionally Mediplus will receive six Thermo King T-600 series truck temperature control units. Both B-100 and T-600 systems are ATP Certified[1].


“At Mediplus we strive to comply with the highest international standards. Our goal is to constantly increase the quality and diversity of the offered services, and continue to raise quality standards and performance on the Romanian pharmaceutical market,” said Sorin David, logistics director at Mediplus. “In 2003, Mediplus received their first International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for quality management and is currently certified by TÜV Rheinland according to ISO 9001: 2008 standards.”


“Termoport and Thermo King have always worked together with their customers and partners to implement best practices and adopt quality standards across their transportation network,” said Decebal Stefanescu, general manager at Termoport, the Thermo King dealer in Romania. “We are glad to collaborate with Mediplus and meet their sustainability, compliance and environmental care expectations by developing this all-electric temperature control system, with very low fuel consumption and minimal maintenance parts.”


Mediplus Selects Thermo King to Provide Stable and Secure Temperature-Controlled

The Thermo King B-100 refrigeration systems are designed for applications on small trucks and vans. The system provides reliable all-electric temperature control fully powered by the vehicle’s battery and controlled by the Thermo King Direct Smart Reefer controller.


In addition, the system is designed so that customers like Mediplus will experience low maintenance costs, low fuel consumption and ease of operation. This system also features an ultra-thin, ceiling-mounted evaporator for increased payload space.


Thermo King T-600 truck temperature control systems feature quiet operation, low fuel consumption and low maintenance requirements for time and operating cost savings. The units are equipped with theTSR-2 symbolic controller interface microprocessor control system for temperature precision through quick and easy settings of correct parameters for every load.


Additionally, Termoport will provide Mediplus with a five-year, full service maintenance program covered through its extensive national service network as well as training for the drivers.

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About Mediplus

Mediplus is the number one company in the field of pharmaceutical and para-pharmaceutical products distribution in Romania. Its activity started in 1994, in Cluj, with Plurifarm. As a company Mediplus was established in 1997 integrating several divisions of import, distribution and promotion of OTC products and becoming full-portfolio distributor. In 2003, Mediplus received the first ISO certification for quality management. Today Mediplus is certified by TUV Rheinland according to ISO 9001: 2008 standards. Mediplus is a part of A&D Pharma Holdings, the largest pharmaceutical group in Romania. The group also includes the business line A&D Pharma Marketing & Sales, which develops marketing and sales activities in Moldova, Hungary and Ukraine, and intends to expand in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and the largest network of pharmacies in Romania. In 2006 A&D Pharma Holdings became a public company, its shares being traded on the Stock Exchange in London under the symbol 'ADPH'. For more information, visit http://www.mediplus.ro.


About Termoport

Termoport is the official distributor for Thermo King since 1997 in Romania, focusing on providing solutions for transport temperature control systems. Along its early history Termoport developed a national service network exclusively through owned branches. This strategy placed Termoport in the market leader position in Romania, with the capability to meet the most demanding customer requirement, at every fleet size. In addition, Termoport is dedicated, by every developed project, to participate in safety of goods distributed and, consequently, people’s health care. For more information, visit www.termoport.ro.


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 and Thermo King

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 trane.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, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
651-260-4983
Joan Schimml

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