July 25, 2017 – Press Release
Thermo King Continues to Lead the Industry in Offering Solutions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Transport Refrigeration
Minneapolis, Minn., July 25, 2017 – Thermo King, a global manufacturer of transport temperature-control solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it will offer an option for its truck and trailer products that will help lower the greenhouse gas footprint for North America customers.
This solution is now an option due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval of the next generation refrigerant, R-452A which has a nearly fifty percent lower global warming potential (GWP) compared to refrigerants that are currently being used today for transport applications.
All of Thermo King’s truck and trailer products using R-452A are a part of Ingersoll Rand’s EcoWise™ portfolio of products that are designed to lower environmental impact with next generation, low GWP refrigerants and high efficiency operation.
“Our customers demand maximum reliability, uptime and total cost of ownership, and I’m confident that our products using this next generation of refrigerant will continue to deliver on our brand promise. Our European truck and trailer products have been using R-452A since 2015, and we’ve seen its benefits from precise temperature control and efficiency to preserving the overall residual value for customers,” said Ray Pittard, president of Thermo King.
“Offering our customers a choice of sustainable products and innovations is critical especially as environmental regulations increase globally. I’m proud of our company’s commitment to sustainability, and I’m proud of Thermo King’s continued leadership position in delivering the best in overall transport refrigeration solutions,” said Pittard.
Thermo King will continue to offer its transport customers its current line of transport refrigeration products, and ensure that optimum levels of service are offered throughout the products’ lifecycle.
Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
On September 22, 2014 Ingersoll Rand made an environmental commitment to its employees, customers and shareholders – a roadmap to significantly increase energy efficiency and reduce our climate impact from our operations and product portfolio by 2030 (with milestones at 2020).
The commitment includes reducing GHG emissions related to its operations by approximately 35% by 2020; reducing GHG emissions related to its products by 50% by 2020; and investing $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions. This commitment is estimated to result in the avoidance of approximately 20,850,000 metric tons of CO2e globally by 2020, which is equivalent to the energy used by nearly 2 million homes for one year.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit http://IngersollRand.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3">www.ingersollrand.com.