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

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 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.

"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," 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 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."

About Kriska
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

About International Telematics Corporation
International Telematics is a privately owned full-service telematics company founded in 2003. The company provides the industry-leading ibright® 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 Melbourne, Australia.

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

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