BITZER has extended its long-standing partnership with Maersk Container Industry with a new 10-year agreement.
BITZER will continue to supply 2-stage OCTAGON aluminium semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors for MCI's Star Cool refrigeration system.
The compressor technology, and the dedicated electronic control developed by BITZER subsidiary Lodam, have contributed to recognition of Star Cool's proven low energy consumption and cargo preservation features.
MCI and BITZER have been working together for more than 15 years and the Star Cool system is installed in more than 250,000 reefer containers operated across more than 40 international shipping lines and multinational fruit companies.
Oliver Rathfelder, Director Sales Transport at BITZER, said: ‘The Star Cool refrigeration system and OCTAGON compressors are a perfect match – just like MCI and BITZER. The transport sector requires elaborate solutions which we are very pleased to be able to provide together.’
Gianni Parlanti, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at BITZER, said: "We look forward to continuing to work intensively with Maersk Container Industry over the next 10years. With this long-term declaration, the two companies confirm that the partnership has been successful and that we can achieve great things together. With our partnership, we ensure that cold chains for perishable goods are reliably maintained throughout transport – around the world.''
Soren Leth Johannsen, Chief Commercial Officer at MCI, said: "Technology and design are key as we continuously aim to advance Star Cool containers’ proven high energy efficiency and performance. We are pleased to continue the collaboration with BITZER and further build on the competitive strengths of Star Cool together.''