Press releases | 03/14/2019 CELSINEO - new technology for refrigerated transport

Krone and Liebherr cooperate successfully in the development, sales and servicing of refrigeration units for trailers.
Partnership combines Liebherr's refrigeration expertise with Krone's experience over many years in the manufacturing, marketing and servicing of refrigerated semi-trailers.
Globally unique technology enables optimum cooling in temperature-controlled road freight transport.

Liebherr and Krone sign cooperation agreement. - Photo credits: Stefan Schöning

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Liebherr and Krone sign cooperation agreement: Left: Josef Gropper, Managing Director & COO at Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation SAS. Right: Bernard Krone, Owner and Managing Partner of the Krone Group. - Photo credits: Stefan Schöning

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Krone and Liebherr have entered into a partnership for the development, sales and servicing of refrigeration units. Both companies have signed the relevant cooperation agreement. In the future, under this agreement, Liebherr will develop, manufacture and supply refrigeration units for temperature-controlled road transport. Krone will install these in its refrigerated semi-trailers and offer them to its customers as a complete package. Krone's extensive European service network also allows it to offer expert maintenance and repair services as well as a fast supply of spare parts for all aspects of the new innovative Celsineo cooling system.

Liebherr’s patented system concept provides users with a modern and future-oriented solution. The entirely rethought modular design guarantees maximum availability, cost effectiveness as well as straightforward servicing. For Krone and Liebherr, the focus is on maximising customer benefits, and both partners contribute to the new cooling system with their extensive experience and knowledge.

“The two companies complement each other due to their strengths, technological leadership and market presence,” explains Josef Gropper, Managing Director & COO, Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation SAS. “In the case of the new product, we are able to apply our extensive know-how in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems for aircraft and rail vehicles to the specific requirements of road freight transport. The device’s unique technology is also proof of Liebherr’s innovative capabilities.”

Bernard Krone, Managing Partner of the Krone Group, emphasises the following: “The cooperation with Liebherr in the area of transport refrigeration is a further step in extending the Krone Group's systematic focus on customer requirements and the demands of the international markets. Our company's strategy of increasing service intensity across Europe is a focus in this respect, as is the implementation of new business models for our customers.”

Liebherr - a pioneer in trend-setting innovations

The Liebherr Group is active in numerous sectors around the globe. For 70 years, Liebherr has stood for a wide range of sophisticated products and services. The company, for example, has extensive technical and development expertise in the areas of refrigeration, air conditioning, electronic systems, electrics and actuation. Household refrigeration systems, deep-freeze systems for retailers and refrigeration units for transport logistics enable Liebherr to provide a secure and reliable overall cold chain.

Krone - the first choice for refrigerated semi-trailers

Krone is one of the leading manufacturers of truck trailers and semi-trailers in Europe. Krone's refrigerated semi-trailers provide the right solution to every kind of transportation task in temperature-controlled road transport. The company has a reputation for sturdy and robust design right down to the smallest detail and is also highly cost-effective.


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