“Fresh Only” Refrigerated Transport Solution for India
BANGALORE, India, Aug. 26, 2014 – Carrier Transicold India’s new Citifresh™ range of fresh-only truck refrigeration units is designed to meet India’s growing demand for transportation of fruits, vegetables, dairy and confectionary products using longer refrigerated trucks. Carrier Transicold, a division of Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Limited, helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The Citifresh range, debuting at the National Center for Cold Chain Development’s “Farm to Fork” event in Bangalore, is ideal for transporting chilled products on medium- to large- commercial vehicles with a loading capacity of 16 to 55 cubic meters. The Citifresh range can handle a broad chilled temperature range of 4 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius. The range operates in tandem with the truck engine and provides a high airflow of 2,200m3/hr, crucial for proper air circulation.
As the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables in the world, there is significant opportunity to deliver fresh, healthy food throughout India. Yet some $7 billion (INR 133 billion) worth of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year, primarily due to the lack of an integrated cold chain.
“Backed by Carrier Transicold, a brand that is synonymous with quality and reliability, the Citifresh range provides shippers and growers with an easy-to-use means of delivering fresh, high quality, safe fruits and vegetables to retailers throughout India, which will help to make a difference in reducing food waste,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems.
The Citifresh range’s robust design and stainless steel evaporator are easy to install and maintain, as well as ideally suited for demanding applications including high ambient conditions up to 50 degrees Celsius. The range delivers exceptional value by virtue of its low initial cost and lower maintenance and operational costs, while a dashboard-mounted DIN controller offers ease of use.
The Citifresh 500, the first unit to be introduced within the Citifresh range, uses non-ozone-depleting refrigerant R134a. The unit’s high-efficiency compressor delivers refrigeration capacity up to 4,500 Watts in high ambient temperatures.
As with all Carrier Transicold products, the Citifresh range comes with the security and peace-of-mind of an extensive aftermarket service network. A highly-skilled team of certified technicians, regularly trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of Carrier Transicold refrigeration products, are ready to support customer fleets across a pan-India network of more than 35 service centres.
“The combination of Carrier Transicold India’s responsive customer service and the intrinsic quality of Carrier Transicold’s refrigeration solutions helps to provide optimum uptime for end users,” said Ashok Mirchandani, managing director, Carrier Transicold India.
The Citifresh introduction comes on the heels of last year’s launch of the Citimax™ range of light commercial vehicle (LCV) and truck refrigeration units, which are ideal for LCVs and trucks carrying loads up to 30 cubic meters.
About Carrier TransicoldCarrier Transicold India, a division of Carrier Airconditioning & Refrigeration Limited, is a part of Carrier Transicold, which helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com or follow Carrier on Twitter: @CarrierGreen.