Press Release 

Thermo King Discusses Innovative Climate Control Solutions for Rail Systems at InnoTrans in Berlin

22nd September 2014

Attendees will learn about increasing demands of urban transportation and how to solve these problems without sacrificing profitability or passenger comfort

Today, for the first time in human history, more people are living in urban areas, creating several challenges for growing cities around the world. A critical component is ensuring passengers are riding in safe, comfortable and efficient modes of transportation. With increasing traffic congestion, the growth of tramways, trains and metros is expanding.

Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will address the issues that are on the minds of rail operators today and showcase its rail HVAC systems and services at the InnoTrans2014 from 23-26 Sept. in Berlin (stand Hall 3.1/222).

For decades, Thermo King has been offering world-class solutions for rail systems to reduce energy consumption and costs, while increasing passenger comfort and decreasing harmful environmental emissions.

With more than 900 dealers, world-class engineering, test and manufacturing facilities, Thermo King has rail units in operation in communities that span the globe from Paris, Budapest, Warsaw and Istanbul to Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Michel van Roozendaal, vice president and general manager for the Global Marine, Rail and Bus for Thermo King, will present on innovative climate control solutions for global applications in rail systems Friday, Sept. 26 at 15.00, at the InnoTrans Speakers’ Corner in PTI Hall Forum (hall 6.1).

In his presentation, van Roozendaal will address how transportation operations can:

  • Address growing transportation needs of urban areas by improving comfort
  • Increase profitability without sacrificing passenger satisfaction or safety
  • Identify ways to save energy and lower operational costs

Presentation Details:

Innovative climate control solutions for global applications in urban and suburban rail systems

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, 15:00

InnoTrans Speakers’ Corner, PTI Hall Forum, hall 6.1

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Thermo King rail HVACsystems and services will be showcased at InnoTrans 2014, stand Hall 3.1/222.

About the Speaker
Michel van Roozendaal is the vice president and general manager for the Global Marine, Rail and Bus transport refrigeration and HVAC division of Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand. With a career background in technology, exposure to product development, manufacturing and sales, van Roozendaal has been responsible for delivering integrated solutions to customers in a variety of different fields. Prior to his current role with Ingersoll Rand, van Roozendaal was the vice president of services and controls for Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand that is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services, in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. van Roozendaal, who speaks five languages, obtained a degree in aerospace engineering from Delft University in the Netherlands and a master’s degree ofbusiness administration in marketing, business policy and strategy and corporate finance from INSEAD in France.

About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 2,515 companies from 49 countries presented their rail industry innovations to 126,110 trade visitors who came from 140 countries. The five sections at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organized by Messe Berlin GmbH. The tenth InnoTrans will take place from 23 to 26 Sept. 2014. More details are available online at