Thermo King & Frigoblock Recognized with the John Connell Quiet Logistics Award


FSDF member Thermo King and Frigoblock, transport solutions brands of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments have been awarded by the Noise Abatement Society in the United Kingdom with the 2018 John Connell Award in the Quiet Logistics category. This award recognises advances in low-noise technology, equipment and operations to facilitate safe, low-noise and efficient urban distribution services.

The 2018 John Connell Awards Ceremony was held on October 24th at the Palace of Westminster in London, UK honoring local authorities, industry, organisations and individuals for the significant impact they have made to improve the aural environment. Steve Williams, area sales manager at Thermo King and Jon Jerrard-Din joined the other winners on stage to thank for this exceptional recognition.

“We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts to make refrigerated transport more sustainable and quieter,” said Williams. ”In recent years, we have had an increasing number of requests from customers asking for our help in proposing solutions to address the issue of noise in urban areas. We have worked hard to develop and introduce a number of solutions that today help transport companies address the concerns of the urban communities. These solutions aim at improving the quality of life in the cities with low noise and low emission operations and we will continue to innovate and lead the market in this direction.”

“For years we have been working with retail and distribution customers in the UK to address noise and engine emissions concerns during deliveries in urban areas,” said Jerrard-Din. “Frigoblock refrigeration units eliminate the need for an auxiliary diesel engine in the refrigeration unit and the associated noise. These units can also be combined with natural gas engine trucks, which gives transport companies one of the cleanest and quietest truck and trailer combinations in the market.”

Thermo King and Frigoblock were recognized for their “market first” technologies designed to ‘future-proof’ transport refrigeration today, by addressing sustainability issues, regulatory requirements and optimizing fleet operations by harnessing the power of electricity, data and clean technology.