RICHMOND, Va. – August 21, 2008 – Dometic Corporation, Environmental Division today announced an agreement with Fontaine Truck Equipment Company to install and sell Dometic’s line of battery-powered truck air conditioning systems.
Under the agreement, Fontaine will install the Dometic battery-powered comfort systems on new trucks under a ship-through program to truck dealers. Installations will be made at Fontaine’s nine locations across the country.
“The agreement with Fontaine will greatly enhance our sales
effort in the U.S. trucking industry,” said Lou Siegel, senior vice
president, marketing and strategic business development for Dometic Corporation, Environmental Division. “Fontaine’s strategically placed locations and ship-through programs will make it easier for dealers to order trucks with Dometic’s battery-powered air conditioning systems installed. We will provide training for Fontaine’s installers to ensure each truck gets a smooth, standardized installation.”
“The demand for idle-reduction products is growing fast, driven by skyrocketing diesel prices and a tougher clean-air regulatory environment,” added Siegel. “Fleet owners and owner-operators are increasingly looking to order new trucks with idle-reduction systems installed.”
“Dometic’s battery-powered air conditioning systems provide an ideal solution for truckers looking to eliminate idling during rest periods. They are fully compliant with CARB clean-air requirements and authorized for use in California,” said Siegel.
Dometic’s battery-powered systems are designed to provide a complete turnkey integrated solution, including a bank of Group 31 absorbed glass mat batteries, a 2,000-watt inverter, a high performance alternator with external regulator and 7,000- or 10,000-BTU air conditioning components with digital thermostat control. Special systems have been designed for day cabs. Options include shorepower hookups and a combination inverter/charger.
For more information, contact:
Dometic Corporation, Environmental Division
+1 804 559 6434
+1 757 451 0602
Founded in the early 1940s, Fontaine is a leading distributor and installer of commercial truck bodies and truck equipment. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Fontaine has branches in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Council Bluffs, Iowa, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Indianapolis, Louisville, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn.
About Dometic Corporation, Environmental Division:
Dometic Corporation, Environmental Division is an ISO 9001:2000 business unit of Dometic Group, is a world leader in air conditioning and refrigeration technology for marine, vehicular and other applications. The company’s products are marketed under the Dometic, Cruisair, Marine Air Systems, Grunert and Sentry brand names, with a heritage dating back over 45 years. Corporate headquarters and operations are in Pompano Beach, Fla., with operations also in Richmond, Va. Service facilities with factory-trained employees are located throughout the world.