Orbcomm is to make further inroads into the UK cold chain tracking sector with the appointment of Longhurst Refrigeration as an authorised distributor.
Orbcomm, which offers a wide range of telematics and cold chain tracking solutions, has been operating in the UK since the acquisition of Euroscan in 2014 and Blue Tree Systems in 2017 but the distribution contract with Longhurst will strengthen its presence in the UK through direct sales, installation and servicing.
Longhurst will market Orbcomm’s entire range of cold chain tracking solutions, covering temperature recorders for cold chain compliance and real-time temperature management.
Based near Hythe in Kent, Longhurst works with all makes and models of transport refrigeration units, with over 40 years’ experience of Carrier and Thermo King products.
Longhurst owner Jason Longhurst said: “We are excited to be appointed an Orbcomm authorised distributor for the UK market and to extend our sales and installation offering into cold chain monitoring solutions and compliance.”
Trevor Durnin, Orbcomm VP sales Europe transport, added: “We are very happy with the long-term commitment of Longhurst Refrigeration and the formalisation of our authorised distributor agreement in the UK market. Customers will benefit from access to Longhurst Refrigeration’s direct sales and network of technicians from initial installation and set-up to repairs and servicing.”