About Thermo King

At Thermo King, our whole mission is about improving the quality of life. Our products and people deliver peace of mind to our customers by ensuring passengers and temperature-sensitive goods make it to their destinations safely and efficiently. Our goal is to ensure that we make that process simple and easy to do.

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Thousands of Thermo King employees work to improve the quality of life by helping you move products that are temperature critical. Our mission is to make that simple and easy. Thermo King units are required to work day in and day out in tough environments with high uptime and the Thermo King Dealer Network ensures your units are serviced by experts and get you back on the road quickly.

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Our Sustainability Mission

Our commitment to sustainability extends to the environmental impacts of our people, operations, and products and services.


Lower Cost of Ownership

Better design means a lower cost of ownership. Superior reliability, less maintenance, greater efficiency and a higher resale value.

Innovative Technologies

Utilizing the latest breakthroughs to drive efficiency, safety and sustainability while saving money, Thermo King is bringing concepts from the test lab to the highway.

The Thermo King Legacy

Since inventing transport temperature control 80 years ago, Thermo King has, continued innovating and remains a world leader in the industry.

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Elite Customer Service

The Blue Track by Thermo King elite service model, defines service excellence through triage and express services, dwell-time monitoring, real-time updates to customers, and extended dealership hours.

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The Frederick McKinley Jones Story

Self-taught engineer, inventor, and Thermo King co-founder, Frederick McKinley Jones, designed the first portable air-cooling unit for trucks.

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Unmatched Service and Support

When you need support, you’ll get assistance from providers who are factory-trained and certified to specifically service our products. And with our extensive service network in North America providing assistance 24 hours a day, you have the support you need anytime, anywhere.

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