Thermo King Recognizes 2016 Dealership Excellence

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l to r: Claudio Zanframundo, Regional Director, South-West Europe Thermo King; Ray Pittard, President Thermo King North America and Europe, Middle East and Adrica; Salvador Rigol, Frigicoll; Karin De Bondt, Vice President and General Manager Thermo King Truck, Trailer and Bus in Europe, Middle East and Africa; Eduardo Gozalbo and Juan Rigol, Frigicoll.

Brussels, April 5, 2017Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, honored leading dealerships at its annual dealer conference held in Tenerife, Spain. The company recognized its top dealers from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for significant achievements in 2016.

The highest recognition, the 2016 EMEA Dealer of the Year, went to Frigicoll of Spain.

“Frigicoll offers a unique, growing and extensive service network of 55 workshops, which service high-demanding, top customer fleets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Karin De Bondt, vice president and general manager, Thermo King EMEA. “A Thermo King dealer since 1982, the Frigicoll group keeps to continually innovate products and services to grow the market while building extremely strong customer relationships.”

This is the third time Frigicoll has won Dealer of the Year, bringing home the honor in 2011 and 2014 as well. In 2015 they were the Trailer Dealer of the Year.

Other dealership award winners include:

–        2016 Trailer Dealer of Year: Ballinlough Refrigeration, Ireland

–        2016 Self-Powered Truck Dealer of the Year : Sorhofroid , France

–        2016 Vehicle Powered Truck Dealer of the Year: Climate Control LLC, Russia

–        2016 Aftermarket/Service Dealer of the Year: TT-Thermo King, Poland

–        2016 Frigoblock Dealer of the Year: Paris Froid Service, France

–        2016 Customer Satisfaction Award: tkv* Transportkaelte Vertrieb, Germany

–        2016 Bus Sales Dealer of the Year: Liberatus, Hungary

Southern States Australia was also recognized for its outstanding achievements and high level of engagement in the rail business.

All 2016 Dealer Award winners were selected for excellence and leadership in all aspects of performance, while also providing a superior customer experience. This includes customer training programs, understanding customer needs and providing the right solutions.

With more than 500 service locations in 75 countries throughout EMEA, Thermo King offers peace of mind to transporters of temperature sensitive products through a growing network of certified dealers.

For the full list of Thermo King dealerships and service points, please see the Thermo King Dealer Locator.

About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King

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. Thermo King Corp. was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. For more information, visit or

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