March 31, 2020

Thermo King Partners with Grindrod to Enable Customers Easier Access to High Quality Gensets

Grindrod Intermodal now offers Thermo King Genset equipment to customers across South Africa

Brussels, Apr. 1, 2020 - Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Trane Technologies, announced that its South African based dealer, Grindrod Intermodal, expands its services and will now offer Thermo King SGCM-3000 generator sets (Gensets) to customers in the region.

Transporters moving perishable goods like grapes or citrus fruit throughout South Africa, can now benefit from direct access to high quality genset equipment to ensure cold chain integrity and a temperature controlled environment in their refrigerated containers throughout the entire journey from land to the port, or vice versa.

“Our extensive, global network of dealers has always differentiated Thermo King in the market,” said Gulsah Metinoz, Sales Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Thermo King Marine.” Expanding our partnership with Grindrod takes us another step closer to our customers in South Africa and gives them quicker access to Thermo King marine products and service through a local point of contact.”

“We’ve been a marine Thermo King Service Center for several years now and welcome the opportunity to broaden our offering with the Genset units,” said Riaz Kajee, General Manager (Operations) of Grindrod Intermodal. “Our clients are located throughout South Africa and access to dependable genset solutions will help them to better maintain an unbroken cold chain during their transport operations.”

During land transportation of loaded refrigerated containers, it is recommended to use Gensets to power the container for any journey over four hours. Even a one degree Celsius increase in temperature can lead to up four days of reduced shelf life and increase the rate of food waste significantly.

Thermo King Gensets can easily be used as mobile power management solutions beyond marine or transport refrigeration applications, and can serve as a reliable main or supplementary power source.


About Thermo King

Thermo King – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – is a worldwide leader in sustainable transport temperature control solutions. Thermo King has been providing transport temperature control solutions for a variety of applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, air, shipboard containers and railway cars since 1938. For more information, visit or


About Grindrod Intermodal
Grindrod Intermodal offers customers an end-to-end service and is focused on reliable, flexible and innovative tailor-made logistics solutions, with specialised focus on container depots, warehousing and transport, structured around our customers’ needs. For more information, visit /



Michał Karkoszka, Thermo King

Muhammad Paruk, Grindrod Intermodal