Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, was voted the ETM Awards “Best Brand 2021” award in the “Refrigeration Units” category for a record 17th consecutive year.
Germany’s largest commercial vehicle readers’ choice awards are organized by the ETM Verlag publication house together with DEKRA, one of the world’s leading expert organizations. Readers of lastauto omnibus, trans aktuell, FERNFAHRER and eurotransport.de voted in 25 categories for the “Best Brand” award, along with the “Best Truck”, “Best Van” and “Best Bus” awards.
“Since the onset of the pandemic, refrigerated fleets have proven their essential services repeatedly as they work to fill escalating demands for fresh and frozen perishables from supermarkets, distribution centres, convenience stores, pharmacies and more,” said Francesco Incalza, president of Thermo King Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Winning this award for a 17th consecutive year is astonishing and recognizes that the great efforts of our teams during these times were impactful and uplifting. From the way that our people in our manufacturing plants managed to continue operating, to how all of our people and dealers continued to keep the customer front of mind.”
“This award proves that Thermo King remains true to who we are – a leader innovating for our customers and our communities,” said Jorge Estelle Caro, regional director for Central and Northern Region at Thermo King. “Throughout the recent difficult times, we have stayed close to the customers, listened to their needs and helped them deal with many new challenges and demanding requirements brought by the pandemic on the cold chain logistics industry.”
“Our products and services have helped them transporting COVID-19 blood plasma trials and vaccines, distributing critical products such as life-saving medicines and food to those in need,” continued Jorge Caro. “We also continued to innovate and introduce new and customized products, always keeping our sustainability commitments a priority, meeting customers’ needs with products that are having a positive impact on the climate. We are truly thankful to the voters for their continuous trust and recognizing Thermo King as the leading brand in our industry.”