Thermo King is Best Brand for German magazines

Berlin, Germany: Thermo King has been recognized as the Best Brand by readers of German business magazines.

The award marks a record-breaking 13th year that readers of readers of the Lastauto Omnibus, Transaktuell and Fernfahrer have voted for Thermo King in the Refrigeration Units category.

Jorge Estelle Caro, regional director of central and northern Europe, Thermo King, said: “It is a true honour to be selected Best Brand for so many years and by such a renowned audience. We take pride in being in a unique position to offer our customers a full portfolio of diesel, hybrid and zero-emission liquid carbon dioxide CryoTech units and all-electric solutions to suit all transport refrigeration needs from truck, trailer to home delivery vans applications,”

Caro said. “We’re not only delivering the industry’s best and widest transport refrigeration solutions, but also providing exceptional services to our customers helping them meet the real-world operational, environmental and emissions demands the transport refrigeration market is facing today.”

The annual Best Brand readers poll is organized by Dekra, and three German magazines: Lastauto Omnibus, Transaktuell and Fernfahrer, that gather responses from readers representing commercial vehicle professionals.

Kuehne+Nagel begins new Swiss pharma hub

Möhlin, Switzerland: Kuehne+Nagel has begun building a 16,300-square-meter pharma hub in Switzerland.

The additional capacity will strengthen Kuehne+Nagel’s pharma and healthcare business in Switzerland. Chemicals and pharmaceuticals are currently driving the Swiss export economy following an export slump in 2015.

The pharma hub will be part of Kuehne+Nagel’s PharmaChain network. When built, the warehouse in Möhlin will manage approximately 46,000 pallet spaces, operating three temperature zones: -20°C; -2 to +8°C; and +15 to +25°C. The Möhlin facility will also accommodate hazardous goods and narcotics, in dedicated areas.

Albalact extends transport contract with Tibbett Logistics

Ilfov, Romania: Albalact, Romania’s largest dairy company, has renewed its contract with Tibbett Logistics to deliver dairy products in the country.

Tibbett Logistics has worked with Albalact since 2014, providing temperature-controlled transport between principal factory and customer locations.

Romania-based Tibbett Logistics, part of UK-based Keswick Enterprises, is using its own multi-temperature trailers to provide time-critical road transport to Albalact.

Roxana Cocuz, head of transport, Tibbett Logistics, said: “We support a wide variety of retail, FMCG and other clients with ambient, chilled and frozen distribution in Romania, and Albalact is a key customer for our time-critical temperature-controlled road transport service.”

Lucian Popa, supply chain director, Albalact, said: “Tibbett Logistics has provided an excellent service to us, and responded well to our tender. I am very pleased to have extended our cooperation, and that they can continue as one of our critical providers of transport.”

Albalact is part of the French Lactalis Group.

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