Brussels, Belgium, November 25, 2013 - The Thermo King CryoTech range has won the “European Transport Award for Sustainability 2014” in the category “vehicle cooling and heating systems.”
The jury of the European Transport Award for Sustainability 2014 recognized the CryoTech range based on its efficiency and environmental sustainability. The awards are organized by German publishers Hussverlag GmbH and its magazine Transport - Die Zeitung für den Güterverkehr to honor companies in the transportation and commercial vehicle industry that take sustainable actions and help to better anchor the principles of sustainable development.
Thermo King is a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand. Duygu Seker, commercial leader of CryoTech systems for Thermo King, received the award during an official ceremony which took place in Munich, Germany, on 19 November.
“It's inspiring and encouraging to see our innovative CryoTech range recognized as a sustainable solution,” said Seker. “This solution represents sustainable transport refrigeration for the future providing fleet managers with maximum load protection while delivering high efficiency, low environmental impact and reduced noise levels.”
The independent jury existed of representatives from the business and scientific world as well as trade associations and media. Their decisions were based on various, carefully specified criteria. These included amongst others: ecological balance in the use of the product; protection of environmental resources and the environment; and the use of the solution with focus on ergonomics, safety and health.
Thermo King engineers developed the CryoTech technology using liquid carbon dioxide (R-744) in an innovative open-loop system that provides transport refrigeration. The recycled R-744 used for cooling is a byproduct of ammonia production, which generates no new greenhouse gas emissions.
The CryoTech units achieve a significant reduction in emissions and improved performance over conventional diesel-powered units. The system offers fast temperature recovery, making it ideal for the distribution market where the cooling unit is often interrupted as drivers deliver goods at multiple locations.
In addition, the CryoTech systems are PIEK-certified and an estimated 90 percent quieter than conventional diesel refrigeration units, so the units can be used for day or night-time distribution in urban areas.
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About the European Transport Award for Sustainability 2014
After its successful premiere two years ago, the European Transport Awards for Sustainability 2014 (Europäische Transportpreis für Nachhaltigkeit 2014) are awarded this year for the second time. This award is to encourage companies in the transportation and commercial vehicle industry to take sustainable actions and help to better anchor the principles of sustainable development. The goal of the award is to show that responsible and sustainable actions not only help to solve social and environmental problems on a global scale, but that they also increase profitability and competitiveness among businesses. This year awards were given in 15 different categories and one special category. For more information visit: http://www.transportpreis.eu.
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 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