Krone and Liebherr collaborate on reefer tech

German trailer builder, Krone, and manufacturing company, Liebherr, have entered into a partnership for the development, sales and servicing of refrigeration units.

Both companies have signed the relevant cooperation agreement. In the future, under this agreement, Liebherr will develop, manufacture and supply refrigeration units for temperature-controlled road transport.

Krone will reportedly install these in its refrigerated semi-trailers and offer them to its customers as a complete package. Krone's extensive European service network also allows it to offer expert maintenance and repair services as well as a fast supply of spare parts for all aspects of the new innovative Celsineo cooling system.

Liebherr’s patented system concept provides users with a modern and future-oriented solution. The entirely rethought modular design guarantees maximum availability, cost effectiveness as well as straightforward servicing. For Krone and Liebherr, the focus is on maximising customer benefits, and both partners contribute to the new cooling system with their extensive experience and knowledge.

“The two companies complement each other due to their strengths, technological leadership and market presence,” according to Josef Gropper, Managing Director & COO, Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation SAS. “In the case of the new product, we are able to apply our extensive know-how in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems for aircraft and rail vehicles to the specific requirements of road freight transport. The device’s unique technology is also proof of Liebherr’s innovative capabilities.”

Bernard Krone, Managing Partner of the Krone Group said: “The cooperation with Liebherr in the area of transport refrigeration is a further step in extending the Krone Group's systematic focus on customer requirements and the demands of the international markets. Our company's strategy of increasing service intensity across Europe is a focus in this respect, as is the implementation of new business models for our customers.”

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