Four decades of commitment to the Shannon Free Zone has been honoured with a presentation to one of its long-standing operations, Thermo King.
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The global leader in transport refrigeration units is this year celebrating its 80<sup>th</sup> birthday but an important Irish milestone has also been reached as it marks 40 years of operations at Shannon.
Just two years after it set up its first European manufacturing facility in Galway, where it currently employs 600 people, the company – which started out manufacturing refrigeration units for trucks but today is a world leader in high performance heating and cooling units for trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and rail cars – identified the need for a European distribution centre.
A visit to Shannon to look at what the already thriving Free Zone had to offer satisfied the requirements of the company’s global executives and all of 40 years later Thermo King remains as committed to and happy with their south east Clare location.
Today the company now operates out of a 57.000sq ft premises in the Free Zone – double the size of its initial footprint – with just short of 40 people employed there.
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