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Carrier, Teleflex announce distribution deal

FARMINGTON, Conn. -- Carrier Transicold has joined with Teleflex to distribute the company's auxiliary power units ...

FARMINGTON, Conn. — Carrier Transicold has joined with Teleflex to distribute the company’s auxiliary power units and climate control units to the aftermarket.

The Teleflex units will be distributed by Carrier under the name ComfortPro, the companies have announced.

The deal, which begins today, will allow Carrier Transicold to provide the ComfortPro series of products through its worldwide dealer network. The companies say the agreement will expand distribution of the products as well as service and support capabilities.

Teleflex has been manufacturing auxiliary heaters for Class 8 trucks since 1990 under the Proheat brand name. The company later introduced an auxiliary power unit that offered 4,000 watts of 110/120-volt household current to power on-board appliances.

“This is a terrific match for Carrier and Teleflex, as both are leaders in their respective fields, with complementary cultures and competencies,” said Mark Cywilko, Carrier Transicold president. “An environmentally sound offering, the ComfortPro APU will appreciably reduce idling, resulting in lower emissions, fuel conservation, less engine wear and longer service intervals. It supplements our Deltek technology-based transport refrigeration systems with an all-electric architecture and built-in electric standby to eliminate idling at the rest areas and loading docks.”

“By leveraging the full force of Carrier Transicold in North America and worldwide, we will speed the growth of this product line by significantly expanding ComfortPro’s distribution and service base,” added Vince Northfield, Teleflex Commercial president. “We are pleased to be working with market leaders such as Carrier Transicold who share our commitment to bringing technically sophisticated products to a broader market while providing customers with superior service.”

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