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Readers Recognise Thermo King as Best Brand for Record-Breaking Ninth Consecutive Year


Readers at three German trade magazines have recognised Thermo King as the top brand in the cooling units category for the ninth consecutive year. Thermo King again proved the readers’ top choice in the 2013 annual “Best Brands” poll of readers conducted by DEKRA, based in Stuttgart, Germany.

This year, Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, celebrates 75 years of bringing innovative, customer-driven solutions to the transport refrigeration industry.

In 1938, Thermo King chief engineer Frederick Jones created a landmark invention by combining an engine, a compressor and a condenser. His invention was the catalyst behind the formation of Thermo King by Joseph Numero, and also ushered in an era of fresh food delivery anywhere, anytime - no matter what the season.

Thermo King first received recognition in 2005 when DEKRA decided to extend the survey from the truck and bus industry to cover markets supplying commercial vehicles.

More than 10.000 readers, representing Germany’s commercial vehicle professionals, responded to this year’s poll which was organised by three trade magazines: Lastauto Omnibus, Fernfahrer and Trans Aktuell.

“We are honored that commercial vehicle professionals have recognized our commitment to providing industry-leading solutions and services focused on increasing operational and energy efficiency,” said Pauli Johannesen, director of Northern Europe for Thermo King.

“This award is the result of great customer service and lots of hard work by our sales and service team and our dealers and workshops. They have played critical roles in our success this past year and throughout the 75 years of the history of Thermo King.”

Thermo King has a nationwide sales and service network in Germany, comprised of five authorised dealers and 71 authorised service centres. This network provides the German market with customised Thermo King innovative transport solutions.

For more information, please contact Heidi McGuire.