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Thermo King Leader Discusses Best Practices for Rail Carriages at Third Annual Modern Railways Conference in Singapore

Attendees will learn about acquiring temperature control system solutions for rail carriages to deliver reliable, efficient and clean operations


Brussels, Belgium, 24 May, 2013 - Today, more than half of the world's population lives in cities and this number is projected to grow to more than 60 percent in 2030 according to the World Health Organization. Suburban transport will continue to expand to meet this population growth which is strongest in warmer climate zones, where heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are critical to achieve customer satisfaction in modern railway systems.


Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has been developing temperature control systems since 1938 and continues to develop and expand on the latest industry-leading rail technologies.


Since 1980, Thermo King has been offering world class rail solutions that enable businesses to reduce energy consumption and costs, increase passenger satisfaction and decrease harmful environmental emissions. With global presence and more than 900 dealers, world class engineering, test and manufacturing facilities, Thermo King has rail units in operation across the world.


Michel van Roozendaal, vice president of bus and global rail for Thermo King, will share the company's decades-long experience and discuss efficient temperature control system solutions for rail carriages at the third annual Modern Railways Conference on May 29, 2013 in Singapore.


van Roozendaal will speak during the Signaling and Innovative Technologies session which explores technological advancements in the rail industry and the challenges involved in implementing new projects and upgrading existing ones. van Roozendaal will address:

● Identifying innovative temperature control systems for lowered costs

● Benefitting from industry solutions for better profitability

● Augmenting operational efficiency through temperature control technologies



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Presentation Details:

What: Acquiring Temperature Control System Solutions for Rail Carriages to Deliver Reliable, Efficient and Clean Operations

When: May 29, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Where: Mandarin Ballroom, Level 6; Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore

Conference Website:


Thermo King systems and services will be showcased during the conference by Southern States Thermo King (SSTK), the official dealer of Thermo King for rail HVAC products and services.

About the Conference

The third annual Modern Railways Conference will be held on May 29 - 31, 2013 in Singapore. The event will examine critical issues in the modern rail industry, explore how the rail sector can grow in the context of an economic crisis and how to deliver more with less, thereby taking advantage of the unprecedented opportunities in this sector.

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About the Speaker
Michel van Roozendaal is the vice president of bus and global rail for Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand. With a career background in controls, exposure to product development, manufacturing and sales, van Roozendaal has been responsible for delivering integrated solutions, typically with a field installation and service o

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
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