Carrier To Distribute Teleflex Truck APUs

Posted on February 28, 2006

Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp., has entered into an agreement with Teleflex Inc. to be its exclusive distributor of auxiliary power and climate control units (APUs) in the aftermarket, primary for on-highway vehicles.

Effective March 1, Carrier's Transicold business unit will distribute Teleflex's APU products, renamed the ComfortPro series. Carrier's worldwide dealer network will expand the distribution, service and support for APUs.

Teleflex entered the market in 1990 with an auxiliary heater for Class 8 trucks that became known as the Proheat unit. With the later addition of auxiliary power, the product line provided electricity for sleeper compartment air conditioning and heating, 4000 watts of 110/120-volt household current for on-board appliances, 40 amps of battery charging and engine preheating for cold-weather starts.

In addition to the APU, the ComfortPro series includes a multi-function driver control panel, a climate-control unit and a shore power option that enables a trucker to plug into a standard 110/120-volt outlet.