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Springtime checks for transport refrigeration units recommended

Spring is a good time for transport companies to get a head start on ensuring optimal refrigeration equipment performance during the coming summer months. For haulers of sensitive and temperature-controlled cargo, a well-maintained transport refrigeration unit is essential because in the warmer season, equipment needs to operate at peak levels. Carrier Transicold, which operates in Germany as Carrier Transicold Deutschland GmbH, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

"Transport companies should have their refrigeration units inspected ahead of peak season to ensure the best possible efficiency," said Michael Radke, service director, Carrier Transicold Germany and Austria.

Carrier Transicold has an extensive network of more than 600 service centres throughout Europe, which offer comprehensive inspections that can help transport refrigeration units run in optimal condition, reducing downtime due to unplanned repairs. The inspections include leakage tests; checks of batteries, oil levels, V-belts, and coolant and antifreeze; as well as assessments of heating and defrost functions.

All Carrier Transicold Germany service centres use genuine replacement parts, which can help extend the life cycle of the equipment. To enable the resolution of potential issues in the least possible time, Carrier Transicold Germany’s service centres stock more than 19,000 original parts for almost any type of repair.

"Regular maintenance and the installation of genuine parts is a decisive factor that contributes to a longer unit lifecycle," said Radke.

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About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold 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 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with 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 Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.