August 24, 2021

ACT Expo: Insights on Transition to Zero-Emission Technology

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Thermo King to discuss technology development efforts and strategies that will help lead the transport refrigeration industry to zero emissions.

Thermo King will share insights on the company's technology development efforts and strategy to lead the transport refrigeration industry to zero emissions at the 2021 ACT Conference and Expo. At this year’s event, which will be held August 30 to September 2 in Long Beach, California, Paul Kroes, strategic insights leader with Thermo King Americas, will be a featured speaker during the TRU workshop panel discussion on Monday, August 30.

“Transport refrigeration is in the midst of change brought on by technology innovation from manufacturers, sustainable practice goals for fleets and lower emission requirements by regulators,” said Kroes. “I’m looking forward to sharing with ACT Expo attendees how Thermo King is innovating our product portfolios with smart, sustainable temperature-control solutions for the cold chain and how our company can help them find more sustainable solutions that will bring value to their overall business.”

Thermo King introduced electrification to the transport refrigeration industry more than two decades ago with electric technologies in its marine, bus and truck product lines. Today, Thermo King offers several all-electric products, which are paving the way to an all-electric portfolio of ZE solutions that will strengthen the cold chain and add value to our customers’ operations.

“Our goal at Thermo King is to have electrified technology in each segment of our end-to-end cold chain solutions by 2030,” said Chris Tanaka, vice president of Product Management, with Thermo King Americas. “In February of 2021, we launched the e200, an all-electric refrigeration unit for small to medium-sized vans and trucks. This product helps our customers meet their operational and sustainability goals.”

Join Thermo King at the TRU Workshop

A panel discussion on Moving Beyond Demonstrations: Deployments and Production of ZE TRUs will be held during the TRU Workshop from 11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m PT. The panel moderator will be Juliana Rodriguez, program manager, GNA, and the panel participants include:

  • Paul Kroes, strategic insights leader, Thermo King Americas
  • Robert Koelsch, founder, and chief executive officer, AEM
  • Tony Martyn, chief technology officer, Clean Cold Power
  • David Kiefer, director of product management, Carrier Transicold

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you can learn more about Thermo King’s Portfolio here.