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Wabash unleashes Acutherm thermal management

Sept. 13, 2022
OEM’s new sub-brand designed to enhance thermal efficiency and temperature management for tank trailers and refrigerated vehicles.

Wabash recently unveiled Acutherm, a new offering for intelligent thermal management.

Wabash Acutherm thermal solutions provide enhanced levels of thermal efficiency and management for both hot and cold applications, the manufacturer said. With superior thermal capability and structural integrity, temperature states can be maintained regardless of application or environmental conditions.

“Wabash Acutherm is a testament of our commitment to meeting the demands of the cold chain market, as well as other areas of transportation where temperature control is critical to food safety and consumer health,” said Brent Yeagy, president and CEO. “We’re keeping a close eye on the evolving needs of our customers for superior thermal solutions that deliver versatility and, ultimately, operational and financial benefits.”

Currently, this product line consists of Wabash Acutherm refrigerated van trailers with EcoNex Technology, Acutherm refrigerated freight delivery bodies, Acutherm refrigerated freight delivery bodies with EcoNex, Acutherm sanitary tank trailers and Acutherm refrigerated cargo van inserts. The company expects to add more thermal solutions under the Acutherm sub-brand in the future.

Acutherm products maintain desired temperature states regardless of application or environmental conditions. Whether you need to keep hot things hot or cold things cold, Acutherm ensures thermal consistency over time, the company maintained. Importantly, Acutherm solutions with EcoNex take performance to the next level, providing superior sustainability. Their lighter-weight, thermal advantages and insulative benefits do not require sacrifice in structural integrity—making ideal substitutes for thermal products constructed with traditional materials such as steel, aluminum, and wood.

Acutherm’s debut follows the company’s expansion of EcoNex Technology production at its Little Falls, Minnesota, facility earlier this month. The expansion includes a $20 million investment and more than 200 new jobs by the end of 2023, Wabash said.

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