ConMet eMobility and Carrier Transicold team up with Sysco Corp. to deliver new zero-emission refrigerated trailer technology

Date: 03 March 2022
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ConMet eMobility and Carrier Transicold, pioneers in zero-emission transport refrigeration technology, and Sysco Corp., the global leader in foodservice distribution, announced that they have entered into an agreement to supply Sysco with new zero-emission* refrigeration systems as part of a commercial evaluation program.

The new system combines the ConMet PreSet Plus eHub with Carrier’s Vector refrigeration unit to provide fleets a zero-emission solution for commercial trailers. Regenerative energy created by the lightweight, modular, in-wheel motors of the eHub system power the electric Vector refrigeration unit. An initial delivery of this advanced system took place earlier this year at Sysco’s Riverside, CA operating site, a location at the forefront of the company’s electrification efforts.

“Sysco is proud to partner with ConMet and Carrier to deploy their innovative, zero-emission refrigeration solutions,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief communications officer. “This is an important step in advancing our overall emission reduction strategy, while helping our industry move toward more sustainable transportation solutions and ensuring critical access to reliable temperature control technology.”

This collaboration aligns with the visions for each of the companies, which are working toward a more sustainable future. ConMet is committed to sustainable manufacturing while developing innovative products that help customers meet their own environmental goals. Carrier offers a comprehensive, integrated and growing suite of sustainability solutions and services that allow customers to reach their energy and decarbonization goals. Sysco has set a science-based climate goal to reduce emissions by 2030, which includes the electrification of 35% of its US-based fleet.

“We are proud to partner with Sysco, whose vision for the future aligns with ConMet’s,” said Marc Trahand, vice president and general manager of ConMet eMobility. “Working with our customers to develop and deploy transformativ e technologies like the eHub system is central to our mission. We strive to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our customers’ businesses while helping to secure our planet’s future.”

“Electric technology can deliver lifecycle cost benefits for sustainable transport refrigeration units and supports Carrier’s goal of reducing our customers carbon footprint one gigaton by 2030,” said Mike Noyes, vice president and general manager, Truck Trailer Americas, Carrier Transicold. “We’re pleased that companies like Sysco see the benefits of performance and fuel-savings for themselves.”

*Exclusive of potential refrigerant impact

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