Ingersoll Rand in The Czech Republic

Ingersoll Rand is one of the major international industrial company in the US. It was funded in 1871 and now employs over 40,000 employees in more than 60 countries around the world.

Our people and market-leading brands work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers, helping them improve quality of life and the health of our environment around the world.

Our customers count on the reliability of our family of industrial and commercial brands, such as Club Car golf cars, Ingersoll Rand industrial equipment, Thermo King transport temperature-control equipment and Trane air conditioning systems and services.

Ingersoll Rand has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1997 when it bought the Frigera manufacturing plant in Kolín and the Research Institute of Refrigeration Technology in Prague from the US Company Thermo King, which joined the Czech market in 1992.

Ingersoll Rand has a production plant in Ovčáry near Kolín city, the Trane Sales and Service center in Prague, and the Engineering and Technology Center in Hostivice near Prague. More than 450 employees work together in the Czech Republic.

Location Hostivice

Engineering and Technology Center Prague (ETC Prague)

ETC Prague in Hostivice is one of the most advanced development and test center in Europe to deal with the technical problems of transport refrigeration and air conditioning and testing of the products in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning technology and air compressor systems.

ETC Prague has a lot of unique laboratories which are successfully accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

Competences and capabilities

  • Reliability analysis of components and finished products
  • Noise and vibration analysis
  • Material analysis
  • Testing of components and products (standalone HVAC + R units or systems installed on the vehicle)
  • Vibration tests
  • Testing of the environmental climatic effects
  • Accelerated lifetime tests
  • Technical support for other engineering centers and manufacturing facilities Ingersoll Rand worldwide
  • Development of new technologies in the field of refrigeration
  • Development and design of oil-free air compressors

R&D activities

  • Development of alternative refrigeration and air conditioning technologies
  • Application of advanced electric drives in the field of HVAC+R systems
  • Development of control algorithms in all areas of autonomous systems
  • Development of a telematics and monitoring system
  • Application of new testing procedures

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Services are available also to external customers.

Location Ovčáry

Production plant

Production plant in Ovčáry is near Kolín city produces cooling and air conditioning units for bus, trains and light rail transportation vehicles under the THERMO KING brand name. It also manufactures Ingersoll Rand air compressors. The production plant in Ovčáry support other plants within corporation both in EMEIA region and globally as well.

The company focuses on quality, environment, and safety, and is certified in accordance with the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14 001, ISO 50001, OHSAS 18001 a ISO/TS 22163.


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