Azure to provide UTH system to Kidron

Azure Dynamics Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kidron division of VT Specialized Vehicles Corp (VT SVC). The MOU is for the branding, marketing, and sale of Azure's Under-the-Hood (UTH) system.

The UTH system was developed for the DRS Sustainment program, formerly EASI, for which Azure has now received Canadian $19 million in orders. Under the proposed terms of the MOU, Azure will provide Kidron the UTH system for commercial truck markets, and Kidron will integrate the systems into its trucks and truck bodies for refrigeration units. Kidron will market this product through Kidron's sales team and distributors across North America.

Azure's UTH system delivers significant improvements in fuel utilization and emission levels. Its hybrid technology stores energy in Kidron's cold plate refrigeration system when the engine is running. When the engine is off, the stored energy is used to maintain refrigeration temperatures. The UTH is also a natural anti-idle system. Stationary engine run-time can be improved by approximately 95% compared with conventional systems.

E-mail John May at [email protected] for more details.

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