Tony’s Fine Foods to install PAR LMS on reefers

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Updated Oct 28, 2011

PAR Logistics Management Systems (PAR LMS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation, announced that Tony’s Fine Foods will install its Two-Way Reefer Monitoring and Control System throughout its refrigerated fleet of 156 trailers serving markets in six states.

Tony’s Fine Foods is the largest privately owned distributor of deli, bakery, food service, specialty, and perishable products in Northern California.

“The PAR system assures we maintain the proper temperature of our product, which is vital to meeting our commitment to quality customer service,” said Ron Selders, vice president of operations for Tony’s Fine Foods. “Before PAR, once the driver left our facility we had no way to ensure the proper product temperature was maintained throughout transit. Now with the PAR technology, we have visibility and control of the product temperature from the minute it leaves our facility until it is delivered to the customer.”

The PAR two-way reefer system generates information to monitor and control refrigerated trailer temperatures, react and respond to alarms, and manage cold chain assets and resources. PAR says the system provides customized reporting with alerts and alarms on:

• variances to refrigerated trailer temperatures
• operability
• low fuel
• abnormal/excessive fuel consumption
• excessive dwell time.

If cold chain requirements call for temperature monitoring at the product level, PAR provides an independent hard-wired product temperature probe to monitor and report every 15 minutes.

“Our cold chain management system met Tony’s stringent requirements for real-time temperature monitoring with the ability to remotely control the refrigerated trailers when necessary,” said John Sammon III, president of PAR LMS.