Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Reefer Design Specialist Celebrates Anniversary Supplying Equipment to Container Shipping Industry

Thirty Year Landmark for Household Name Temperature Controlled Logistics Leader
Shipping News Feature

US – WORLDWIDE – In the global supply chain, as with many industries, some names become synonymous with their sector of a trade, and so it is with the various branches of logistics. This year one of those companies which epitomises a particular facet in the world of shipping containers celebrates an important milestone as the Klinge Corporation reaches thirty, nothing in terms of endurance for a shipping line, but a ripe old age for a veteran of the comparatively young reefer industry.

After two years serving as global agents for Borg Warner’s marine transport division, current group President, Henrik Klinge and his late father Paul Klinge began in 1974 to develop and produce transport refrigeration units for the enormous Danish bacon and butter exports carried by ferries from Denmark to the United Kingdom plus a variety of other specialist units such as explosion proof dual refrigeration systems for transport of Dangerous Goods like Organic Peroxides.

Henrik Klinge subsequently purchased York Borg Warner's marine transport division and renamed it as the Klinge Corporation in 1984. Henrik Klinge’s son, Allan Klinge, joined the company in 2007 to establish the project management department and now serves as Vice President and these days the company is located in York, Pennsylvania in the USA with offices in Denmark and Malaysia.

In its history the Klinge Corporation has designed groundbreaking dual refrigeration systems for ice core transport and chemical transport, explosion-proof refrigeration systems for the offshore industry, military refrigeration systems that meet stringent military standards, freezer units for seafood and pharmaceuticals, among countless other innovations.

This tradition continues with the provision of high quality, innovative transport refrigeration equipment including the production of additional Military A-Frame Refrigerated Containers to the Swedish Defence Force, offshore equipment to leading oil & gas companies, and -60°C freezer equipment to major seafood companies. Allan Klinge explains his family company’s philosophy, saying:

“No matter what transport refrigeration challenges the customer has presented, we have been eager to meet those challenges head-on and come up with a solution with which the customer is pleased. In the coming years, Klinge Corporation will continue to focus on research, design, and engineering to cultivate even more innovative concepts in the [field of]specialty transport refrigeration.”

The company’s huge range of customised designs continue to offer commercial and military customers robust alternatives to standard, mass-produced refrigerated containers which often cannot meet the requirements of harsh environments or stringent testing. Henrik Klinge observed:

“We are proud to be celebrating 30 years of designing and producing state-of-the-art transport refrigeration, freezing and power generation equipment. Over the course of three decades, we have developed a wide range of equipment for many industries.”

 Photo: A Klinge explosion-proof refrigerated container