Thermo King
From left to right are Martijn Maters, global alliances and strategic initiatives leader with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division; Hjalmar Van Raemdonck, head of digital systems solutions with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division; Isil Dedeoglu, vice president of services and aftermarket at Thermo King; and Wouter Roels, business development leader at Thermo King.

Thermo King, ZF advance reefer connectivity

Oct. 20, 2023
New partnership will combine transport refrigeration unit and trailer data within one platform leveraging SCALAR fleet orchestration technology.

Thermo King and ZF Commercial Vehicle Solutions are partnering to provide a complete telematics solution that combines all refrigerated trailer data within one platform through a new long-term supply agreement.

“By partnering with market leaders and experts in their fields, Thermo King creates unique value propositions for our customers,” Isil Dedeoglu, vice president for services and aftermarket at Thermo King Europe, Middle East, and Africa, said in a news release. “The collaboration with a key industry player like ZF will allow Thermo King to become a one-stop solution provider for customers looking to maximize their operational efficiency by digitizing their trailer fleet

“This cooperation will give our customers even easier and deeper insight into their fleets and the information they need to further improve their uptime and reliability.”

The new offering will enable European customers to remotely monitor both dry and reefer fleets operating Thermo King refrigeration units and access all integrated trailer data through the Thermo King TracKing platform, the companies reported.

“We are delighted Thermo King is using ZF technology to further strengthen its offerings to its customers,” said Hjalmar Van Raemdonck, head of digital systems solutions with ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions division. “For ZF, trusted industry collaborations, including the one with Thermo King, help create unique scalable value for a broader range of customers and are essential to ZF’s strategy with regards to SCALAR, our fleet orchestration platform.”

Thermo King will use ZF’s new SCALAR fleet orchestration platform throughout its trailer telematic solutions to import data from ZF and all other makes of trailer electronic braking systems (EBS) and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). This new feature will allow TracKing users to leverage multi-brand EBS, odometer, axle-load, and TPMS data to further optimize their trailers’ uptime, maintenance, and fuel efficiency.

“With easy access to comprehensive information about the status of their refrigerated trailers via TracKing, customers will be able to act and react to operate more efficiently, avoid unscheduled downtime, reduce fuel consumption, and create more sustainable transport,” the companies concluded.

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