Daikin, the Japanese-headquartered manufacturer of container refrigeration machinery, has secured its first business with Carlisle Leasing International, a leading reefer container leasing company.
In July 2006, Carlisle ordered 1,450 Daikin LXE10E scroll compressor units, which are due to be fitted on new reefer boxes under production by CIMC in China.
Most of the new refrigeration equipment is destined for use on reefer boxes to be leased by a major Japanese shipping line. The carrier already equips much of its owned reefer equipment fleet with Daikin refrigeration units and, thanks to this move, can also now lease boxes fitted with its preferred machine.
The Carlisle order represents Daikin's first major entry into the leasing sector, which generally accounts for some 20-30% of the reefer machinery market worldwide.