OAK PARK, MI, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) - ("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of state-of-the-art green technologies that address environmental and cost issues for the commercial transportation industry, today announced it has received an order from Kidron Body Company for nine Low Emission Electric Power (LEEP(TM) Freeze) systems for Foster Farms Dairy. Azure's LEEP(TM) Freeze system is coupled with Kidron's UltraTemp cold plate to create one of the most robust and reliable transport refrigeration solutions. The system will assure that Foster Farms Dairy continues to consistently deliver fresh, high quality products to its customers.
"Unlike other refrigeration technologies that can unexpectedly shut down, our LEEP(TM) Freeze with UltraTemp cold plate technology can maintain cold temperatures for a significant period of time even if the vehicle itself malfunctions," said Jay Sandler, Azure Dynamics Vice President of Sales. "For a company like Foster Farms Dairy, it is critical to move products to the market in ideal temperatures on reliable transportation to preserve freshness. This system does that better than any other solution while also reducing operational expenses associated with fuel and maintenance."
The LEEP(TM) Freeze system draws energy in an efficient manner from a vehicle's primary engine during normal driving and delivers it to the UltraTemp cold plate technology system, which allows the cold plates to maintain the set temperature for the duration of a typical multi stop delivery route. The system can also be plugged into the electrical grid for off-duty charging. By eliminating the diesel engine that is part of a conventional refrigeration system, UltraTemp with LEEP(TM) Freeze can save up to a gallon of fuel per hour, maintains set-point temperatures even when the engine is off, and offers much quieter operation.
Foster Farms Dairy President & CEO Jeff Foster said, "We are committed to providing our customers with the freshest dairy products possible and are always mindful of ways that we can help improve the environment. In addition to having all the performance characteristics we required, the LEEP(TM) Freeze system significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and therefore was a natural selection for us."
The UltraTemp with LEEP(TM) Freeze technology specified by Foster Farms Dairy can reduce CO(2) emissions by over 26,000 pounds annually compared to an engine-driven mechanical refrigerating system. It is quickly becoming the preferred solution for the refrigerated transportation industry and a number of other potential customers are evaluating the technology for their own specific needs.
For more information on LEEP(TM) Freeze and other Azure solutions, please visit www.azuredynamics.com.
About Foster Farms Dairy
Foster Farms Dairy is family owned and has been operating in California since 1941. Today the company is led by Jeff Foster, grandson of the founders. Almost seventy years after its founding, Foster Farms Dairy is still committed to the same principles that founders Max and Verda were when they started the business: excellence, honesty, quality, service and people. Producer of a full line of products including milk, cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream, and butter, the Dairy remains committed to animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Producer of Crystal brand dairy products, Foster Farms Dairy is proud of its long history of providing its customers the freshest, local dairy products possible.
About Azure Dynamics
Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) is a world leader in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles. Azure is strategically targeting the commercial delivery vehicle and shuttle bus markets and is currently working internationally with various partners and customers. The Company is committed to providing customers and partners with innovative, cost-efficient, and environmentally-friendly energy management solutions. For more information please visit www.azuredynamics.com.
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