Thermo King has expanded its portfolio with new B-Series models of zero-emission, all-electric refrigeration units for small trucks and vans, designed for inner-city distribution and last-mile deliveries in restricted urban areas.
The B-Series now covers all types of applications including fresh, frozen and heat products, and pharmaceutical applications because of good distribution practice (GDP) qualification. GDP guidelines ensure that the high level of product quality, determined by good manufacturing practices, is maintained throughout the entire distribution chain.
New B-Series units are fully compatible with internal combustion engine and full-electric vehicles, which allows distribution companies to operate a zero-emission and fully-electric powered refrigeration fleet. The new units consume less power which contributes to longer battery autonomy and increased distribution flexibility.
"The B-Series is uniquely designed to for maximum efficiency and keeping perishables safe and fresh, which is what our customers expect from Thermo King" said Pauli Johannesen, vice president and general manager of Thermo King's truck, trailer and bus business in EMEA. "We continue to demonstrate our climate commitment by designing market-leading, zero-emission solutions and all-electric transport refrigeration, which help our customers achieve their operating and sustainability goals as well."
To further increase the operational efficiency of transport operations, the B-Series and the entire portfolio of Thermo King vehicle-powered truck units are connected through TracKing telematics. Connectivity increases operational efficiency through 24/7 visibility of the vehicle, the unit's performance and the load condition. This allows fleet managers to access critical unit data through a computer or mobile device to ensure that the load is protected at all times and the unit is running at it most efficient.
Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
In 2014, Ingersoll Rand publicly committed to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related to its operations and products. The company's Climate Commitment includes:
50 percent reduction in GHG refrigerant footprint of its products by 2020 and lower-GWP alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
$500 million investment in product-related research and development to fund long-term GHG reduction
35 percent reduction in the greenhouse gas footprint of its own operations by 2020
Ingersoll Rand's Climate Commitment has enabled the avoidance of 11 million metric tons of CO2e globally from its products compared to a 2013 baseline, equal to the emissions from the energy used in 1.6 million homes for one year. The company also has reduced the GHG intensity of its operations by 23 percent when compared to a 2013 baseline.