King Gensets Working Hard in Asia; FSTA Trucking Adds 24 to its Growing
Belgium (April 1, 2010) - From inland
trucking from farm to warehouse for processing and sorting, to warehouse to
terminal, Thermo King gensets and reefers are showcasing technological
benefits and offering reliability in often challenging environments
throughout Asia. In the process, the gensets and reefers have successfully
proven how perfectly they complement each other to meet end-user needs.
Davao in the Philippines is the major Asian shipping location, with bananas
making up the majority of product shipped. Local company FSTA Trucking is
one reason Thermo King gensets serving the area has grown exponentially
FSTA Trucking provides trucking with
reefers and gensets, container yard, reefer and genset services. The company
recently added another 24 new Thermo King SG-3000 gensets, along with some
used Thermo King gensets, to its fleet of more than 400 Thermo King gensets
and 100 Thermo King reefers (mostly MAGNUM® container reefers).
"FSTA Trucking has been running Thermo King
gensets since 2002, serving as both a Thermo King customer and dealer," said
JJ Foo, regional sales and service manager, Global Marine Solutions, Thermo
King Asia Region. "This customer has a world class facility with all
required testing equipment and tools. They are a great partner, giving us
full support for training including use of their facility, equipment, load
banks, genset stands, tools, and more."
The company takes care of its equipment and
expects reliability and service support from its partners as it strives to
deliver the same to its customers. "This is what we like most about Thermo
King and its products," said Francis Awad, general manager at FSTA Trucking.
"Our oldest Thermo King genset is 20 years old, and it's still in service!
It's that product dependability that makes us dependable and successful. The
technology in the newest Thermo King gensets - the SG-3000 Series - offers
industry- leading fuel savings and environmental benefits that really make a
Thermo King's SG-3000 Series of gensets,
with optional EcoPower PLUS fuel saving technology, feature the only
electronic microprocessor controller in the genset industry. This technology
combines the latest electronics to 'sense' not only the type of reefer it is
powering, but also its mode of operation. The genset can then automatically
determine the most energy-efficient operation mode-EcoPower or
standard-while respecting the ISO1496-2 standard, never compromising cargo
care. Just as important, the more fuel savings achieved the more CO2
emissions avoided. Operators are saving money and ensuring cargo protection
while harmful environmental emissions are reduced.
FSTA began with only 4 trucks back in 1995,
growing fast but smart throughout the years and adhering to its motto of
'doing things right the first time.' The company has successfully ventured
into maintaining reefer equipments that include gensets, reefer containers,
reefer trailers and reefer trucks, and has expanded its operations by
forming the FSTA Group of Companies.
More information about the company can be
found at: www.fstatrucking.com.
Thermo King is the global leader in
solutions for temperature-controlled transport, supplying the world market
from 11 production facilities and over 800 distributors world-wide. The
company offers a wide range of refrigeration and heating units for vehicles
of all sizes, from small vans to large trailers, as well as airborne and
ocean-going containers. In addition Thermo King provides heating,
ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for passenger buses and railcars.
Thermo King also offers service maintenance
programmes and finance solutions, as well as a range of accessories,
temperature monitoring, and tracking equipment. For more information on
Thermo King's products and services please visit www.thermoking.com.
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Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of
diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in
1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of
mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard
containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing
facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is
provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in
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