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Thermo King Celebrates 2012 Dealer Award Winners

Thermo King Celebrates 2012 Dealer Award Winners


Brussels, Belgium, 22 May, 2013 - Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, honored leading 2012 dealers at its recent dealer conference held in Greece. The company recognized dealers within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for their 2012 achievements and in addition celebrated a company milestone.


In 1938, Thermo King founder Joseph Numero and chief engineer Frederick Jones created a landmark invention by combining an engine, a compressor and a condenser. Their invention ushered in an era of fresh food delivery anywhere, anytime - no matter what the season. In April of this year, Thermo King dealers gathered to commemorate this breakthrough innovation and celebrated the 75th anniversary of the company.


The 2012 Dealer Awards were presented to dealers which meet the company's requirements for excellence and leadership in all aspects of performance including marketing, service to customers, information and educational programs, training, financial stability and understanding customer needs.


The prestigious Dealer of the Year 2012 award went to R.T.S., Dubai. The company has been part of the Thermo King family for 35 years. The award recognizes their achievements in increasing market share and excellence in exploring innovative ways of meeting customer needs.


The other 2012 Dealer Award winners include:

Direct Drive Dealer of the Year: PFS, France

Recurring Revenue/Service Dealer of the Year: Abbar, Saudi Arabia

Special Recognition Truck Dealer: TTP, Northern Ireland

Truck Dealer of the Year: GEA, South Africa

Customer Satisfaction Award: Transport-Kälte-Vertrieb, Germany

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Service Dealer of the Year: St Diesel, France

HVAC Sales Dealer of the Year: Graysons, United Kingdom

Trailer Dealer of the Year: APEX, Poland

Special Recognition Award: Knud Hansen, Denmark. In 2012, the company celebrated 50 years as a Thermo King dealer.

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Thermo King Announces 2012 Dealer Award Winners - 2

Thermo King Celebrates 75 Years

Since 1938, Thermo King has been at the forefront of the transport refrigeration industry providing temperature control systems that enable users throughout the world to lower energy, fuel, and operating costs while providing temperature stability. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Thermo King offers a wide range of temperature control systems for vehicles of all sizes, from small vans to large trailers, as well as airborne and ocean-going containers. In addition Thermo King provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for passenger buses and railcars.


About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands-including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial pro.


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand
Joan Schimml