Emerson Climate Technologies announced that it would be using its manufacturing plant in Thailand to handle production of aluminized Copeland Scroll Digital compressors for transport applications.

Through the support of large transport original-equipment manufacturers, the Emerson Climate Technologies plant in Sidney, Ohio, has seen a steady increase of aluminum-added Copeland Scroll Digital compressor production demand over the past several years, officials said.

Emerson officials said that by using the plant in Thailand, the company will be able to better serve the transport market, offer shorter lead times for transport users, cargo companies and dealers, and provide the amount of compressor supply needed to meet OEM demand.

“The aluminized Copeland Scroll Digital technology is gaining in popularity and utilization in the transport market due to the compressor’s inherent efficiency advantages, ability to protect against corrosion and reliability benefits,” said Keith Browning, vice president of OEM sales for the Emerson Climate Technologies’ refrigeration division. “At Emerson Climate Technologies, we are committed to doing everything that we can to help the industry take full advantage of this premium product. The Thailand facility will definitely help us do that.”

The compressors feature modulation technology, which Emerson says is ideal for refrigerated transport applications where reliable temperature control is a necessity.