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 UK with the 2018 John Connell Award in the Quiet Logistics category.
Hled on the 24th of October, the 2018 John Connell Awards Ceremony honours local authorities, industry, organisations and individuals for the significant impact they have made to improve the aural environment.
“We are pleased to be recognised for our efforts to make refrigerated transport more sustainable and quieter. In recent years, we have had an increasing number of requests from customers asking for our help in proposing solutions to address the issue of noise in urban areas. We have worked hard to develop and introduce a number of solutions that today help transport companies address the concerns of the urban communities. These solutions aim at improving the quality of life in the cities with low noise and low emission operations and we will continue to innovate and lead the market in this direction,” said Steve Williams, area sales manager at Thermo King.
Recognised for their “market first” technologies designed to ‘future-proof’ transport refrigeration today, Thermo King and Frigoblock addressed sustainability issues, regulatory requirements and optimising fleet operations by harnessing the power of electricity, data and clean technology.
In an effort to eliminate engine noise from trailer refrigeration units, they 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.