Date: 17.04.2015 / to news list
Carrier Transicold, headquartered in Athens, Ga., is celebrating a pair of anniversaries this year, including its 75th year of road transport refrigeration innovation and the 45th anniversary of the Carrier Transicold business.
Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
“Carrier’s history encompasses more than a century of innovation in air conditioning and refrigeration, and pioneering achievements in truck and trailer refrigeration have been an integral part of this story,” said David Appel, president of Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. “Now in our 75th year of providing products for road transport refrigeration, we continue to drive the industry forward with high-performance, environmentally sustainable refrigeration solutions.”
The Carrier Transicold brand began in 1970, when Carrier acquired the California-based transport refrigeration equipment maker Transicold Co. and combined it with its Special Products Division, which had experience in trucking applications extending back to 1940, to form Carrier Transicold. The business was responsible for all types of transport refrigeration, including ocean-going container refrigeration that it had pioneered in 1968.
Today, Carrier Transicold is developing sustainable solutions to preserve the cold chain in emerging and developed countries. The cold chain, which includes marine container, truck, trailer and retail refrigeration, enables perishables such as fruits and vegetables to remain fresh for safe consumption from farm to store.
The cold chain plays a role in preserving global food supply, but according to a new study by the University of Nottingham, only 10 percent of perishable foods are refrigerated worldwide. This offers significant opportunity for more than 50 percent of global food loss and waste to benefit from refrigeration.