TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Kriska Holdings Limited (Kriska) and
International Telematics Corporation (ITC) today announced the signing
of a hardware and services agreement to equip Kriska's entire fleet of
refrigerated trailers with the ibrightŪ refrigerated telematics
system. Reefer Sales & Service is the largest dealer of the ibrightŪ
product in Canada, and will facilitate the installation and ongoing
support across the Kriska fleet in the first quarter of 2014.
"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 ibrightŪ 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," notes 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 ibrightŪ
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."
Founded in 1978, the Kriska Group of Companies is a privately held,
family owned Canadian corporation. A thirteen-time consecutive winner
of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, today Kriska is a premiere
asset-based provider of both dry and temperature controlled
transportation serving Canada and the United States. As a recognized
early adapter of technology, Kriska is well positioned to help its
customers achieve continuous improvement in their supply chains. For
more information about Kriska please visit www.kriska.com.
About International Telematics Corporation
International Telematics is a privately owned full-service telematics
company founded in 2003. The company provides the industry-leading
ibrightŪ solution: a comprehensive telematic suite combining
state-of-the-art, compact modular hardware, scalable secure software
and an attractive and visually engaging user interface. International
Telematics has a global freight and logistics clientele covering the
United States, Canada, and Australasia. Headquartered in New York City,
International Telematics also has offices in Auckland, New Zealand and
About Reefer Sales and Service
Reefer Sales and Service is the exclusive dealer for International
Telematics and Carrier Transicold for Ontario and the Maritimes.
Established in 1989, Reefer Sales is now celebrating their 25th year in
business providing leading solutions to the temperature controlled
transportation industry. In addition to shops providing installations
and service in Mississauga, Stoney Creek and Moncton as well as a
network of sub-dealers throughout Ontario, they supply 24/7 emergency
mobile repair support to their extensive customer base.
SOURCE Kriska Holdings Limited