Thermo King and BPW developing zero-emissions trailer fridge10 June 2020

Left to right: Thore Bakker (BPW), Markus Kliffken (BPW), Francesco Incalza (Thermo King), Bernd Lipp (Thermo King). The photo was taken before COVID-19 pandemic.

Fridge manufacturer Thermo King and axle and suspension manufacturer BPW have begun a collaboration to develop a new, zero-emissions refrigerated trailer solution.

Since autumn 2019, both companies have worked together to create a sustainable power solution for refrigerated trailers that will not only be environmentally friendly but also bring transport companies substantial cost savings, they said. The partnership will be communicating major developmental milestones over the coming months with a sneak-preview later this year.

Thore Bakker, general manager trailer solutions & mobility services at BPW, added: “In times of climate change, 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.”

William Dalrymple

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