Thermo King and Frigoblock awarded the Quiet Logistics category. Thermo King and Frigoblock, transport solutions brands of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments have been awarded by the Noise Abatement Society in the United Kingdom with the 2018 John Connell Award in the Quiet Logistics category. This award recognises advances in low-noise technology, equipment and operations to facilitate safe, low-noise and efficient urban distribution services.
Thermo King and Frigoblock were recognized for their “market first” technologies designed to ‘future-proof’ transport refrigeration today, by addressing sustainability issues, regulatory requirements and optimizing fleet operations by harnessing the power of electricity, data and clean technology.
“Market first” technologies
In an effort to eliminate engine noise from trailer refrigeration units, Thermo King and Frigoblock developed a new hybrid solution. The SLXi Hybrid technology answers demand for solutions that will give transport companies easier access to restricted, low-emission urban areas while lowering their environmental footprint and operating costs in the same time.
Another one of the “market first” technologies recently introduced by Thermo King and Frigoblock that lead with electricity, connectivity and sustainability to revolutionize the way transport companies operate includes the new E-200, full-electric refrigeration unit. The E-200, designed for both electric and engine-powered vans and trucks below 3,5 tons, can provide constant capacity and performance independently of the vehicle’s operation. The new Thermo King B-100 ECO refrigeration unit, specifically developed to meet the extreme low energy consumption required by small electric vehicles, was fitted on an electric Citroën Berlingo making a zero-emission and fully electric powered refrigeration vehicle, which was then entered into daily service in Spain by Northgate.