Thermo King & Mercedes-Benz Collaborate to Advance Electrification of Refrigerated Transport

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*During a nationwide roadshow, Mercedes-Benz eActros truck with Thermo King refrigeration system demonstrates future-ready solution to Ireland’s leading food retailers.

Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Ireland has selected Thermo King, the transport temperature control solutions brand, manufactured in Galway, to provide advanced refrigeration technology for its award-winning 100% electric eActros truck, which is currently being showcased in a national roadshow across Ireland. This collaboration has addressed the specific requirements of modern retail fleets and provided leading food retailers with a first-hand look at the efficient and environmentally responsible refrigerated transport solutions.

The joint project leverages Thermo King V-1000 refrigeration unit paired with the E-COOLPAC battery power solution, engineered to seamlessly integrate with the Mercedes-Benz eActros electric chassis, which won the Fleet Transport Green Commercial Award last year. The combined solution of a high-performance, diesel-free refrigeration unit and a modular battery pack offers zero direct emission refrigeration with no impact on the autonomy of the electric truck. Thermo King’s dealer in Ireland, Ballinlough, was instrumental in this process, providing comprehensive consultancy and support, demonstrating the robust capabilities of Thermo King’s dealer network.

“Over generations, Thermo King has attracted the admiration and respect of all involved in the transportation sector in Ireland, thanks, in very large measure, to Thermo King’s presence in Ireland and the contribution that they have made as a leading manufacturer, exporter and employer,” said Fergus Conheady, Sales Manager, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles in Ireland. “Confident in the many benefits that will flow from the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Thermo King, two of the world’s leading suppliers to the transportation industry, we look forward to the contribution this project will make to the electrification of refrigerated transport in Ireland.”

“This collaboration with Mercedes-Benz underscores a shared commitment to innovation, sustainability and efficiency that answer the environmental and operational demands of modern fleets,” said Diarmaid Bucke, Sales and Service Area Manager Ireland at Thermo King. “Technological innovation can drive transport and logistics industry towards a more sustainable and efficient future. We are at the forefront of this trend, with a complete portfolio of electrified solutions for all types of vehicles that demonstrate how also the challenges of today can be solved with technology of the future”.