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Sysco to deploy new zero-emission transport refrigeration technology

March 1, 2022
ConMet eMobility, Carrier Transicold team with foodservice distributor to deliver electric solution for commercial reefer trailers.

ConMet eMobility and Carrier Transicold will supply Sysco Corp. with new zero-emission refrigeration systems as part of a commercial evaluation program with the global foodservice distributor.

The new system combines the ConMet PreSet Plus eHub with Carrier’s Vector refrigeration unit to provide fleets a zero-emission solution (exclusive of potential refrigerant impact) for commercial trailers, according to the companies. Regenerative energy created by the lightweight, modular, in-wheel motors of the eHub system power the electric Vector refrigeration unit. An initial delivery of this advanced system took place earlier this year at Sysco’s Riverside, California, operating site, a location at the forefront of the company’s electrification efforts.

“Sysco is proud to partner with ConMet and Carrier to deploy their innovative, zero-emissions refrigeration solutions,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief communications officer. “This is an important step in advancing our overall emission reduction strategy, while helping our industry move toward more sustainable transportation solutions and ensuring critical access to reliable temperature control technology.”

The companies said the collaboration aligns with their visions for a more sustainable future. ConMet is committed to sustainable manufacturing while developing innovative products that help customers meet their own environmental goals. Carrier offers a comprehensive, integrated, and growing suite of sustainability solutions and services that allow customers to reach their energy and decarbonization goals. Sysco has set a science-based climate goal to reduce emissions by 2030, which includes the electrification of 35% of its U.S.-based fleet.

“We are proud to partner with Sysco, whose vision for the future aligns with ConMet’s,” said Marc Trahand, vice president and general manager of ConMet eMobility. “Working with our customers to develop and deploy transformative technologies like the eHub system is central to our mission. We strive to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers’ businesses while helping to secure our planet’s future.”

Added Mike Noyes, Carrier Transicold’s vice president and general manager for Truck Trailer Americas: “Electric technology can deliver life-cycle cost benefits for sustainable transport refrigeration units and supports Carrier’s goal of reducing our customers carbon footprint one gigaton by 2030. We’re pleased that companies like Sysco see the benefits of performance and fuel-savings for themselves.”

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