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Kriska selects International Telematics to provide real-time cold chain security

December 28, 2013

TORONTO, Ont.–Kriska Holdings Limited (Kriska) and International Telematics Corporation (ITC) have announced the signing of a hardware and services agreement to equip Kriska’s entire fleet of refrigerated trailers with the ibright refrigerated telematics system. Reefer Sales & Service is the largest dealer of the ibright product in Canada, and will facilitate the installation and ongoing support across the Kriska fleet in the first quarter of 2014, said a release.

“We have heard loud and clear from our food and pharmaceutical customers that cold chain security – both from a temperature abuse and tampering perspective – is of paramount concern,” said Mark Seymour, CEO of Kriska. “The ibright platform will allow our employees and our customers to see in real-time not only where their freight is, but also the current and past temperature history of the load, when and where the trailer was open, the health of the reefer including fuel levels, as well as an ability to remotely make changes to the reefer settings. We believe this added level of safety and security is appropriate given the tremendous importance of protecting the North American cold chain.”

“International Telematics is delighted to have been selected by Kriska to provide their refrigerated telematics platform”, said Craig Marris, President North America. “This was a competitive selection process. Their long-standing, trusting relationship with Reefer Sales and Service, coupled with the award winning platform design, gave Kriska the confidence in selecting our companies to deliver this industry changing technology, as has numerous others in North America.”

“We are extremely excited to continue providing value-added services and products to our customers,” said Brad Otsuka, Business Development Manager at Reefer Sales and Service. “Kriska has been a very important transport refrigeration customer for a long time and the ibright telematics system is a natural extension of our core product line, able to monitor truck and trailer reefers as well as heaters. Customers like Kriska are recognizing the benefit of choosing an industry leading telematics product delivered and supported by their reefer dealer, giving them a competitive edge in cold chain compliance, customer satisfaction, and increased operational efficiencies positively affecting the bottom line.”