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Thermo King's TriPace Electric APU Receives SmartWay Verification

Minneapolis, May 24, 2010 - Thermo King Corporation is excited to announce that the TriPace™, the all-new electric auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system, has received verification from the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Verified Technologies program, which recognizes products that reduce emissions, save fuel and deliver other benefits related to environmental sustainability. Thermo King's engine-based auxiliary power unit (APU), the TriPac™ system, has also been verified by SmartWay.


"Thermo King continues to drive innovation for our customers and the APU marketplace by providing 'Choice,'" says Dwayne Cowan, APU manager for Thermo King. "Whether it is the TriPac, an engine based solution, or TriPace, a non engine based solution, Thermo King products represent best-in-class performance."


The TriPace is the first electric APU from Thermo King, the industry leader in idle reduction technology, and provides a clean, sustainable choice for those customers looking for APU options. The system is designed to maintain comfortable temperature conditions in the truck cab without running an engine. It is a battery-powered solution that uses sophisticated power management technology to optimize energy used.


More information on the SmartWay's Verified Technologies can be found at


More information on the TriPace can be found at


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.


Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
Mike O'Brien