Azure Dynamics and Kidron team up on cold transport solution for the produce market

    OAK PARK, MI, April 23 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD &
LSE: ADC) - ("Azure" or the "Company"), a leading developer of hybrid electric
and electric technologies for commercial vehicles, announced today it has
received sixteen orders for its Low Emission Electric Power (LEEP(TM) Freeze)
system. Azure's LEEP(TM) Freeze system is an integral part of Kidron's
UltraTemp cold plate transport refrigeration solution. This most recent order
is from a major California based produce provider.
    "We are pleased that Azure's and Kidron's unique hybrid refrigeration
product is being recognized as a leading technology and demonstrates the
diverse opportunities for our clean, efficient system in the produce
application. We look forward to additional market penetration as this new
technology continues to gain widespread acceptance," said Scott Harrison,
Azure's Chief Executive Officer.
    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 stay
cold for the duration of a typical multi stop delivery route. The system can
also be plugged into the electrical grid for off-duty charging. 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 quiet operation and
significantly reduced emissions.
    "We are actively marketing the UltraTemp with LEEP(TM) Freeze," said John
Sommer, Jr, Kidron's Sales and Marketing Manager. "Unlike other refrigeration
technologies that can unexpectedly shut down, this cold plate technology can
maintain cold temperatures even if the vehicle itself malfunctions. You don't
need to be a produce industry insider to know that the name of the game is to
move fresh produce from the farm to the market with as much speed and
predictability as possible. Our system does that better than any other
solution while also reducing operational expenses associated with fuel and
    Customers also cite the environmental benefits of UltraTemp with LEEP(TM)
Freeze as primary motivators in their purchase decision. The technology
specified in the recent order can reduce C0(2) emissions by over 26,000 pounds
annually compared to an engine-driven mechanical refrigerating system.
    For more information on LEEP and other Azure solutions, please visit

    About Azure Dynamics

    Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) (LSE: ADC) 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
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availability and cost of labour and expertise, and evolving markets for power
for transportation vehicles. Although Azure believes that the expectations and
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