Carrier Transicold and Singamas have launched “PrimeLINE ONE” an integrated reefer that will be assembled in Qingdao.
For some time now Singamas has been constructing a new reefer manufacturing factory in Qingdao, with trial production expected to commence by the start of 2018 at last report. At the Intermodal Asia conference and Exhibition in Shanghai this week Carrier Transicold and Singamas announced a new offering called “PrimeLINE ONE”.
“The PrimeLINE ONE container provides the benefits of the industry’s best selling container refrigeration system but assembled on-site in a streamlined assembly process,” Carrier stated. With a new process the Carrier refrigeration system components “are assembled into custom-configured Singamas containers in a new Carrier Transicold factory located adjacent to Singamas’ new refrigerated container facility in Qingdao, China”.
“With its all-in-one design, the PrimeLINE ONE refrigerated container is the result of a streamlined assembly process, which can provide optimized lead times, based on the location,” said Willy Yeo, director of marketing, Global Container Refrigeration, Carrier Transicold. “Ultimately, our objective with this introduction is to provide customers with expanded options for the best refrigerated container solution according to their needs and preferences.”
Andy Chan, executive director and chief operating officer, Singamas Container Holdings Ltd. said, “The PrimeLINE ONE program has been a great opportunity for Singamas to combine our container design and manufacturing proficiency with Carrier Transicold’s expertise in container refrigeration system engineering. The resulting PrimeLINE ONE container aligns our manufacturing processes to produce a different approach to making a complete refrigerated container.”
With PrimeLINE ONE Carrier Transicold and Singamas are looking to match Maersk Container Industry’s “integrated reefer” offering. MCI has long claimed one of its advantages is its integrated design, where the container box is designed specifically for the Star Cool reefer machinery.