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Thermo King and BPW collaborating to develop cleaner fridges

Thermo King and BPW have revealed that they have been collaborating on the development of a new economical and ecological refrigerated trailer solution since autumn of last year.

The aim is to bring to market a sustainable power solution for refrigerated trailers that will not only be environmentally friendly but also bring transport companies substantial cost savings.

Working together on a sustainable energy solution for refrigerated trailers: (From left) Thore Bakker and Dr. Markus Kliffken from BPW together with Francesco Incalza and Bernd Lipp from Thermo King. *This photo was taken before the Covid-19 pandemic

Thore Bakker, general manager trailer solutions & mobility services at BPW told us: “In times of climate change with new traffic regulations in urban areas, the transport industry is more than ever challenged to find new ways of doing business economically and ecologically. Together with Thermo King, BPW is addressing the urgent problems of refrigerated transport, whose refrigeration units are still powered by a separate diesel engine today.

“By combining our competences as technology leaders for freight transport solutions we can make temperature control systems more environmentally friendly through new energy concepts in the trailer. This will also have a positive implication to the total cost of ownership of the freight forwarder along the transportation supply chain.”

Francesco Incalza, president of Thermo King EMEA also commented: “We’re leaders in electrification, we have the largest range of zero and low-emissions solutions in all segments of the market. Our customers value us for our commitment to the continuous advancement of the industry. The partnership with BPW perfectly reflects this approach and brings us closer to meeting our 2030 sustainability goals and combatting exhaust, CO2 and noise pollutions in our industry.”

Thermo King and BPW are consistently investing in developing and evolving technology for sustainable transport efficiency that demonstrate how climate and customer cost benefits are inextricably linked with modern transport technologies.