Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Ingersoll Rand completed Frigoblock takeover last month

Ingersoll Rand has completed its previously announced acquisition of Frigoblock, a European manufacturer of transport refrigeration units, for 100 million euros (about $108 million).

The transaction, which was announced last December, was completed earlier this month.
The acquired company now is part of Ingersoll Rand’s Transport Solutions business, and that is Thermo King.

Ingersoll Rand said the acquisition broadens its transport refrigeration products and services in Europe and strengthens its research and design capabilities.

Frigoblock showing latest AW generation of inverter-based alternators at the CV Show

Frigoblock will be showing its latest alternators that power its electric refirigeration systems, at the CV Show.

Frigoblock’s latest inverter technology increases cooling capacity while reducing fuel consumption, CO2, and other harmful emissions to the lowest levels ever recorded from a Frigoblock unit.

Frigoblocks’ systems are especially effective in the distribution sector where multiple door openings demand high refrigeration, heating and air flow performance.


This year‘s presentation focuses on the new alternator generation of the AW series. The water-cooled asynchronous alternators with inverter technology are optimized for use in Euro 6 trucks. They provide high performance even at idle speed of the truck engine, feature a very smooth start and require very little maintenance because they have no wearing parts.

Frigoblock explains that asynchronous technology works by allowing modulation of the feed voltage independent of the engine rpm – meaning they can match cooling demand virtually irrespective of the engine speed.

In fact, the company claims that energy consumption can be reduced by 75%, compared to conventional diesel-driven refrigeration units – and that, because of the soft starting, truck engine power drop problems are eliminated.

The new AW alternators have been developed for use with Frigoblock inverter refrigerator but, with the help of an inverter filter, can also be combined with the classic Frigoblock series FK, EK and HK.