Carrier to distribute Teleflex APUs under ComfortPro brand

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Carrier Transicold has entered into an agreement with Teleflex to be its exclusive distributor of auxiliary power and climate control units in the aftermarket. Effective today, March 1, Carrier’s Transicold business unit will provide Teleflex’s APU products, renamed the ComfortPro series.

Carrier says the ComfortPro name reflects its recognized climate control leadership and the unit’s multi-purpose utility. Teleflex entered the market in 1990 with an auxiliary heater for Class 8 trucks that became known as the Proheat unit. With the later addition of auxiliary power, the product line provided electricity for sleeper compartment air conditioning and heating, 4,000 watts of 110/120-volt household current for onboard appliances, 40 amps of battery charging and engine preheating for cold-weather starts.

“This is a terrific match for Carrier and Teleflex, as both are leaders in their respective fields, with complementary cultures and competencies,” says Mark Cywilko, president of Farmington, Conn.-based Carrier Transicold. “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,” says Vince Northfield, president of Teleflex Commercial. “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.”