Swedish armed forces expand reefer container order

Swedish armed forces expand reefer container order

Klinge Corporation announced that after delivery and extensive testing of its prototype container, the company’s project with the Swedish Defense (Forsvars Materialverk, or FMV for short) has expanded to nearly twice the size of the initial contract for a total value of more than $9 million.

At first required to deliver 60 self-powered refrigerated containers, FMV has now released an order for an additional 50 systems. This influx of work will be completed over the course of the next 12 to 14 months with the last deliveries wrapped up within the first half of 2014.

Klinge is expanding its workforce to meet these demands, as well as those of its other clients, and is planning for a busy and productive 2013-2014.

These refrigerated containers are based on a standard 20-foot ISO container with a hook frame for HEMTT or PLS lift trucks. The container system is equipped with integrated hydraulic rollers, allowing easy loading/unloading, and a manually operated hydraulic pump. This pump will enable the rollers to be lowered when loading or unloading and raised when the container is stationary.

The refrigerated containers also comply with US military and European standards on strict climatic environment and transportation requirements.

Founded in 1984 as a spin-off of the Transport Refrigeration Equipment department of York International, Klinge has been producing refrigeration equipment at its manufacturing facilities and headquarters in York PA for 29 years.

The company’s customized designs offer commercial and military customers alternatives to standard, mass-produced refrigerated containers that often cannot meet requirements of harsh environments or stringent testing.

For more information, visit www.klingecorp.com.

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