Sindelfingen, Germany, November 30, 2017: BITZER has signed a new 10-year agreement to extend its collaboration with Maersk Container Industry (MCI), the company said through a November 29 Press communiqué.
As part of the contract, BITZER said it will continue to supply MCI with its two-stage OCTAGON aluminium compressors for maintaining optimal temperatures for perishable food transport. The semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors are the heart of the company’s Star Cool refrigeration system, which was launched by MCI to meet the increasing needs of its customers with optimal cargo quality and focus on energy efficiency as the primary objective. According to the communiqué, the specific compressor technology, developed by BITZER, and the dedicated electronic control, developed by Lodam, have contributed to Star Cool’s reputation for low energy consumption and innovative cargo preservation features. Lodam, the Danish subsidiary of BITZER, developed the system’s electronic control unit specifically for the Star Cool refrigeration unit. Lodam has been part of the BITZER Group since 2007 and specialises in control systems.
MCI and BITZER have been working together for more than 15 years, the communiqué said, adding that to date, the Star Cool system is available in over 250,000 reefer containers operated globally across more than 40 international shipping lines and multinational fruit companies.