Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold and Telangana State Trade Promotion Corporation recently signed an MOU to suppor cold chain training and development in India.

Carrier Transicold boosts cold chain in India

Aug. 11, 2023
Transport refrigeration specialist agrees to introduce expertise, equipment, and technology at new Telangana Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling.

Carrier Transicold continues to advance cold chain development in emerging markets.

The transport refrigeration specialist’s latest effort includes supporting training in India through an agreement with the Telangana State Trade Promotion Corporation (TSTPC). Carrier last year agreed to develop a cold chain center in Kigali, Rwanda, and a “world-class” transport training center in Accra, Ghana.

By expanding the cold chain, Carrier aims to help improve health outcomes and reduce hunger, food insecurity and carbon emissions, the company indicated.

“Carrier is committed to providing advanced, energy-efficient and sustainable equipment and service for the cold chain in India, and we are pleased to collaborate with TSTPC to help provide capacity building and skills development opportunities,” Tim White, Carrier president of refrigeration, said in a news release.

“Cold chain development in India will help the country provide better quality food and pharmaceuticals to its population and reduce the impact of food loss on the environment.”

Carrier participated in an inauguration ceremony for the new Telangana Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling (TCES) on Aug. 9 in Telangana, India. The center will introduce new expertise, equipment, and technology into local markets, promoting more efficient delivery of pharmaceuticals and food throughout the country.

“The TCES is a first of its kind initiative in India,” said Sri K.T. Rama Rao, the cabinet minister for information technology and industries. “It will have state-of-the-art equipment and will serve as a one-stop solution to address challenges around the cold chain ecosystem in the country. It will develop and demonstrate cooling technologies and solutions that meet the state’s needs and could be scaled up with global reach.”

Mahesh Cargo Movers (MCM), a pharmaceutical logistics provider whose fleet is cooled by Carrier Transicold units, attended the inauguration ceremony with one of its Carrier-refrigerated trucks.

“India has among the hottest temperatures in the world, so the need for maintaining cold chain integrity for sensitive and valuable cargoes like pharmaceuticals is of critical importance,” said Girish Biyani, MCM Transport director. “Our fleet is primarily comprised of Carrier units, and the Oasis 250 is specifically designed to meet the challenges raised by high ambient temperatures, up to 50 degrees Celsius. We are very happy with the units’ efficiency and the value they provide over the lifetime of the equipment.”

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