Generator sets (gensets) from Thermo King are now available as part of the rental offering from Thornton Group, Antwerp, a Belgium-based provider of services to the refrigerated container industry.
According to the manufacturer, the operational flexibility that comes with the offering is specifically important for transporters and customers moving temperature sensitive goods on sea and land seasonally that do not require gensets to secure the cold chain integrity all year round.
Renting the equipment only for their seasonal shipments, customers can calculate their prices specifically for particular shipment projects and use their capital to invest in other areas.
Gulsah Metinoz, sales manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Thermo King Marine, said: “During land transportation of loaded refrigerated containers, especially in the summer months, it is recommended to use gensets to power the container for any journey over four hours.
“Even a one degree Celsius increase in temperature can lead to up four days of reduced shelf life and increase food waste rate significantly. The genset rental offering by Thornton makes this solution available for customers who don’t want to invest in hardware and prefer more operational flexibility.”
Unlike a traditional leasing company, Thornton provides a full service from installation on the chassis or containers to service and maintenance of the units, aiming to reduce the hassle for customers.
Caroline Degeyter, key account manager at Thornton, stated: “Many of our customers were looking for alternative ways to investing capital in gensets and the rental option has been met with significant interest.”
Thermo King gensets can easily be used as mobile power management solutions beyond marine or transport refrigeration applications and serve as reliable main or supplementary power source.