Sysco Corp., North America’s largest foodservice marketer and distributor, recently recognized Thermo King Corp. as its Transportation Capital Equipment 2007 Operations Supplier of the Year. Chosen by Sysco’s operation personnel, suppliers are graded on their ability to satisfy Sysco’s requirements in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Thermo King, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand, manufactures transport temperature-control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Thermo King was one of six companies honored at Sysco’s Supplier Recognition Dinner in Houston in February; this was the first time Thermo King earned this award.
“We strive to be a true solutions provider for our customers, which means understanding their business needs and structure,” says Ron Fernandez, strategic account manager for Minneapolis-based Thermo King. “A customer partnership award like this confirms that we’re focusing on the right activities. This is truly rewarding.”