Thermo King Logo

Thermo King LogoThermo King Logo PNG

Thermo King: Brand overview

US-based Thermo King is a leading manufacturer of transportation temperature control systems specifically designed for trucks, trailers, shipping containers, and rail cars. The company was founded in 1938 by Frederick McKinley Jones, inspired by the pioneering creation of the first refrigerated cargo trailer in 1935.

With a diverse product portfolio, Thermo King specializes in transport refrigeration, electric generator sets, cryogenic refrigeration, and HVAC systems. These solutions play a critical role in ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of perishable and temperature-sensitive goods. The company operates under the Thermo King brand name and is a valued subsidiary of Trane Technologies.

The range of equipment offered by Thermo King includes trailer refrigeration units, air conditioning systems for trucks and buses, and advanced environmental control systems specifically designed for marine and rail transportation. Serving a variety of industries, the company caters to the specific needs of industries such as food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, and military, where complete cold transportation solutions are required.

Thermo King operates globally and is represented in more than 100 countries through its manufacturing sites, sales offices, and dealerships. Among the company’s many innovative products are the TriPac EV all-electric refrigeration unit for trucks and the SB line of trailers that integrate electric heating and cooling.

In 2021, Thermo King reported an impressive $2.3 billion in revenue, further solidifying its position as the market leader in transportation temperature control systems after more than 80 years in the industry. The company’s commitment to innovation is evidenced by milestones such as the development in 2002 of the first fully hermetic scroll compressor for truck refrigeration applications.

Meaning and History

Thermo King Logo History

What is Thermo King?

Joseph A. Numero and Frederick McKinley Jones founded Thermo King, an American company in 1938 that has significantly changed the transportation temperature control sector. Based in Bloomington, Minnesota, the company is part of Trane Technologies and specializes in manufacturing systems for refrigerated trucks, trailers, containers, and rail cars. Thermo King also manufactures HVAC systems for buses and passenger trains.

1945 – 1965

Thermo King Logo 1945

1965 – 2012

Thermo King Logo 1965

2012 – today

Thermo King Logo

In addition to the full company name, the Thermo King logo includes a monogram of the letters “T” and “K .”The black “T” is highlighted, and the blue “K” is divided into two parts. The symbol is located inside a polygon resembling a castle tower with a jagged top. It symbolizes reliability, durability, and strength. The symmetrical shape stands for precision and balance.

The logo resembles a drawn strong castle. The letter “T” running through the letter “K” resembles a steep door that opens and closes at the right moment. The jagged top resembles the place where toy soldiers are placed to keep things safe. The balanced design resembles a perfect swing that won’t tip over.

Thermo King color codes

BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C
TealHex color:#0199d8
RGB:1 153 216
CMYK:100 29 0 15
Pantone:PMS 801 C