The headlines from this year’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham were what you’d expect:
But as the dust settles on another hectic show (30 April to 2 May), it’s interesting to look back and recognize how our theme – ‘future proofing our customers’ operations with solutions powered by electricity, data, and clean technology’ – really hit the mark.
So here’s a quick review at exactly what we got up to – and the big talking points at the show.
Judging by the conversations in and around our stand, the ‘electric option’ is fast gaining momentum with fleet owners and vehicle manufacturers. To ensure Thermo King remains central to these discussions, we were on hand to:
To demonstrate innovation in action, we jointly presented with Castell Howell Foods (one of the UK’s leading independent food wholesalers) the new prototype UT-Series Hybrid unit. This was the global debut for this under-mount unit for trucks, drawbar trailers, and highloaders – which promises significant performance benefits:
If electric was one of the key buzzwords at the event, then another was certainly data. More specifically, putting data to work in delivering smarter operations. The important point here being that better decisions can be made when Fleet Managers have access to performance data.
All of which fitted nicely with our Thermotopia vision, as well as our message around Connected Solutions – and how telematics capabilities are built into Thermo King units. Plus there was the noise we made around the new Trailer Assist solution, and how this helps fleet managers monitor day-to-day trailer conditions to:
Other major activities and announcements at the show included:
As events like the CV Show demonstrate, buyers of transport refrigeration technologies continue to evolve their selection criteria, based on changing operational concerns, customer expectations, and compliance legislation.
That’s why Thermo King attends these events, to help ensure we’re part of the conversation and to generate excitement at the range of capabilities we offer organizations. For dealers, the task is to build on the interest generated and continue delighting your customers!