Brussels, Belgium, July 22, 2014 - More than 7,400 readers of the German trade magazines lastauto omnibus, trans aktuell and FERNFAHRER voted for their top brands in 22 different categories for the annual 'Best Brand' survey. Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, earned the top rating in the 'Cooling Units' category.
Thermo King first received this top rating in 2005 when the survey was extended from the truck and bus industry to include markets supplying commercial vehicles.
"We are honored to be elected Best Brand for so many years. We take pride in delivering the industry's best transport refrigeration solutions and providing exceptional services to our customers," said Dwight Gibson, vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Thermo King. "I am proud of our team's commitment to excellence. This recognition is a testament to our strong Thermo King dealer network in Germany."
"The award represents our ability to deliver on our mission, which is to improve the quality of life around the world by helping to deliver perishable goods and pharmaceuticals safely, reliably and economical for our customers and provide comfort who those travel by bus and rail."
More than 75 years ago, Thermo King shaped the transport refrigeration industry with the development of the first successful mechanical transport refrigeration unit. Even though the industry has changed since, Thermo King continues to provide high-quality refrigerated transport solutions with low noise and exhaust emissions.
Thermo King backs its customers with an unrivalled global network of certified dealer service technicians. The German market is supported by a nationwide sales and service network, comprised of five sales and service dealers and three service only dealers with a total of 73 locations, all committed to keep customers running and increase their uptime.
About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency.Thermo King Corp. 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. We are a $12 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.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.
Heidi McGuire, Thermo King