ORBCOMM, a global provider of Internet of Things solutions, has announced the appointment of Longhurst Refrigeration Ltd, a leading transport refrigeration service provider, as an authorised distributor in the UK. Longhurst Refrigeration will market ORBCOMM’s entire range of cold chain tracking solutions, covering temperature recorders for cold chain compliance and real-time temperature management.
“We are very happy with the long-term commitment of Longhurst Refrigeration and the formalisation of our authorised distributor agreement in the UK market.”
said Trevor Durnin, ORBCOMM VP Sales Europe Transport
“Customers will benefit from access to Longhurst Refrigeration’s direct sales and network of technicians from initial installation and set-up to repairs and servicing.”
Longhurst will extend ORBCOMM’s reach in the UK market as a distributor, installer and servicing company. Based near Hythe in Kent, Longhurst works with all makes and models of transport refrigeration units, with over 40 years’ experience of Carrier and Thermo King products. Jason Longhurst, Longhurst Refrigeration Owner and Operator commented,
“We are excited to be appointed an ORBCOMM Authorised Distributor for the UK market and to extend our sales and installation offering into cold chain monitoring solutions and compliance.”
ORBCOMM is a leader in cold chain solutions worldwide, providing reliable monitoring from place of origin to destination for food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, live animals, electronics and other temperature-controlled goods. Its notable acquisitions in cold chain telematics include Euroscan in 2014 and Blue Tree Systems in 2017, which has enabled ORBCOMM to increase its market presence in Europe. ORBCOMM’s customers in the U.S. include 20 of the 25 largest cold chain transportation companies.