Global climate innovator launches new R&D centre in Galway city

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Mayor of Galway Clodagh Higgins with (l-r) Ken Gleeson Engineering Leader Thermo King, Ray O'Connor Department Manager, Regions and Emerging Business IDA, Cormac Mac Donncha VP Integrated Supply Chain Thermo King, Bernd Lipp VP Engineering & Technology Thermo King and Mike Stratford Thermo King Operations Leader Ireland.

Thermo King by Trane Technologies has launched a new research and development centre adjacent to its sustainable manufacturing operations in at Mervue Industrial Estate in Galway city.

The R&D centre, with space for up to 70 engineers, is part of the company’s plans to deliver fully electric products across Europe, Middle East and Africa by 2023 and in the Americas by 2025.

Francesco Incalza, President of Thermo King, said that the new R&D center generates another space for innovation, creativity and learning.

“The technologies developed on-site will add to the more than 40,000-strong fleet of Thermo King electric and fuel-efficient transport refrigeration units delivering food, vaccines, medicines and other critical goods across Europe and beyond,” he said.

Minister of State and Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton said that yet again, Galway is leading the way in technology research and development.

“The unveiling of this new dedicated electrification lab is symbolic of Thermo King’s confidence in Galway, and the West of Ireland, as a good place in which to expand and lead the charge in the development of zero emission technology solutions.

“I would like to congratulate the entire team behind today’s announcement, and I look forward to seeing the fruits of Galway’s newest specialized Research and Development centre.”

The announcement from Trane Technologies follows the opening of its automation and robotics centre in Galway City last year.