Carrier Transicold's Vector(R) 6600MT Hybrid Trailer Refrigeration Unit Offers Market-Leading Capacity and Promotes Environmental Stewardship

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring next-generation environmental technologies, the new Vector® 6600MT hybrid trailer refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold raises the bar on multi-temperature trailer refrigeration system capacity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The Vector 6600MT unit provides the highest refrigeration capacity of any multi-temperature unit on the market and delivers up to 20 percent greater fuel-efficiency to reduce carbon emissions than its predecessor. It features high operating efficiencies, significantly reduced maintenance requirements versus conventional belt-drive systems, and an electric standby option for stationary units. In addition, technological enhancements to system components and operating software and a more efficient system design enable higher performance and greater efficiencies than possible with Carrier's first-generation hybrid systems.

"Whether your needs are for single-temperature long hauls or multi-temperature distribution for the grocery and food service industries, Carrier hybrid technology now offers capacities that are comparable to, or exceed, our industry-leading conventional refrigeration units," said David Kiefer, director of Marketing and Product Management for Carrier Transicold.

Customers committed to green strategies, such as reducing fuel consumption and emissions, are embracing the Vector's hybrid technology and especially taking advantage of the electric standby capability. Due to the less efficient add-on nature of standby components in a conventional unit, Vector units can deliver up to 85 percent more cooling capacity in standby mode than a conventional unit.

"By taking advantage of AC power, fuel is conserved, emissions are eliminated, noise is reduced and operating savings of 40 to 70 percent can be realized," added Kiefer.

"The Vector 6600MT is a great addition to Carrier's portfolio of sustainable solutions," said John Mandyck, Carrier's vice president for Sustainability & Environmental Strategies. "Our innovative technology increases trailer refrigeration capacity while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. It's a win-win solution for our customers and the environment."

About Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold provides industry-leading transport temperature control and anti-idling solutions with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, auxiliary power units for heavy-duty trucks and transport air-conditioning systems for buses. Carrier Transicold is a unit of Carrier Corp. Headquartered in Farmington, Conn., Carrier Corp. is the world's largest provider of heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, with operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Connecticut-based provider of products and services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

SOURCE Carrier Corp.



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