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Press releases2022-08-24

Joining forces for connected refrigerated transport: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe and idem telematics


  • Mitsubishi combines transport refrigeration units with telematics from European market leader idem telematics - integrated solution at IAA Transportation
  • Proven interaction of Mitsubishi refrigeration units with idem telematics 
  • More safety, less effort and higher uptime thanks to seamless digital monitoring of refrigerated transport with predictive maintenance
  • Björn Reckhorn: " Today, transport logistics are unthinkable without telematics".

Munich/Ulm, 24/08/2022 ---  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe GmbH combines its refrigeration expertise with the open-system transport telematics of the European market leader idem telematics: at the IAA Transportation, both companies will present an integrated telematics portal that brings more transparency and proactive service to the transport operator throughout the entire refrigerated transport process.  


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe GmbH (MTTE) is on course for growth with climate-friendly, highly efficient transport refrigeration systems in proverbial Japanese quality and reliability. Most recently, the Osnabrück-based subsidiary of the Japanese industrial group made waves with its noise- and exhaust-free, all-electric cooling systems. Now the company is cooperating with idem telematics, the European market leader for open-system transport telematics: both companies are combining their expertise in refrigerated transport with the aim of providing road hauliers with more efficiency, safety and service throughout the entire transport process. At the IAA Transportation (20-25 September 2022), MTTE (Hall H27, Stand D17) will present for the first time a system-open telematics portal based on the market-leading Cargofleet3 solution from idem telematics and enhanced with specific functions. The portal integrates predictive monitoring and proactive service functions of the refrigeration system. Thanks to open interfaces, this solution harmonises with all vehicles, telematics hardware as well as software applications, such as transport management systems, rental company systems, freight wallets, ERP systems and much more. In the high-end class of transport refrigeration - the GDP-certified transport of medical products - the system ensures seamless monitoring and digital documentation of the entire transport process.   

Björn Reckhorn, Managing Director Sales and After Sales at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe GmbH: "Transport logistics are unthinkable today without telematics. We are pleased to be working with idem telematics, because we share the same view of quality, safety and system openness. Together we tap into the efficiency gains of telematics for transport companies and at the same time protect their independence from individual providers. A significant issue for both companies is predictive analysis, so that the system always remains operational and is maintained at the perfect time."

Jens Zeller, Managing Director of idem telematics: "More and more of our transport customers are choosing Mitsubishi because they appreciate the reliability, performance and ultra-fast, precise response of the transport refrigeration systems. The interaction of our telematics with Mitsubishi refrigeration technology has proven itself for years; now we are looking forward to taking the cooperation to the next level together."  



About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe (MTTE)
MITSUBISHI has been one of the largest and most experienced suppliers of transport refrigeration systems in the world for over 50 years. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe (MTTE), based in Osnabrück, Germany, is a successful supplier of highly efficient, reliable and outstanding quality transport refrigeration systems. MTTE uses the know-how from all areas of the group for innovative solutions: For example, the transport refrigeration systems use components that have already proven themselves in industrial Mitsubishi refrigeration technology. The experience gained from the development of maritime refrigerated containers also contributes to the development of transport refrigeration systems. MTTE sees the future in purely electric drives and is forging ahead with the further development and optimisation of all-electric transport refrigeration systems.


About idem telematics GmbH – Connecting all road transport
As Europe’s leading telematics partner, idem telematics supports forwarders, fleet operators and shippers in using data to continuously improve their core business, and thus to increase their profitability, customer satisfaction and competitiveness. Our systems are uncomplicated, independent, cross-fleet and cross-manufacturer, and adaptable to any company size and business model. The service: individual on-site process consulting – combined with the Europe-wide market-leading all-in-one cargofleet telematics platform for trucks, trailers, freight and logistics. Consolidating and summarising the data sets of vehicles, drivers and freight, idem telematics provides a complete system for increasing the transparency and economy of the entire logistics process. Benefits include unique customer proximity and flexibility for individual telematics requirements based on more than 20 years of telematics, transport and logistics expertise. idem telematics is a subsidiary of BPW Group and employs around 75 staff at its locations in Munich and Ulm.


About the BPW Group
The BPW Group researches, develops and manufactures everything needed to keep transport moving, safe, illuminated, intelligent and digitally connected. With its brands BPWErmaxHBNHESTAL and idem telematics, the company group is a preferred system partner of the commercial vehicle industry around the globe for running gears, brakes, lighting, fasteners and superstructure technology, telematics and other key components for trucks, trailers and buses. The BPW Group provides a comprehensive range of mobility services for transport businesses, ranging from a global service network to spare parts supply and intelligent networking of vehicles, drivers and freight. The owner-operated company group currently employs 6,800 staff in more than 50 countries and achieved registered consolidated sales of 1.37 billion euros in 2020.







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