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TransTex acquires electric APU manufacturer

June 13, 2024
DClimate’s auxiliary power units feature a hybrid architecture that combines high-efficiency HVAC modules with a patented battery management system

TransTex recently acquired of DClimate, a manufacturer of electric auxiliary power units (eAPUs) with a hybrid architecture that combines high-efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) modules with a patented battery management and rapid recharge system.

The acquisition fulfills a key objective in TransTex’s expansion strategy, providing customers with a solution to reduce operational costs and improve sustainability efforts. DClimate’s innovative APU approach enables idle reduction, improves driver comfort, and increases battery longevity, resulting in a competitive total cost of ownership, the companies said.

“We firmly believe that DClimate’s APUs have the potential to become the industry standard,” TransTex CEO Mathieu Boivin said in a news release. “Their team’s advanced engineering expertise aligns with ours, enhancing our product line with innovative solutions to further optimize our customers’ operations.

“This acquisition reinforces our position in an industry we know well, propelling growth in our business."

When trucks are parked, APUs power HVAC systems and serve the electrical needs of resting drivers, reducing the need for idling the truck’s engine. The DClimate system is an EPA SmartWay Verified technology and meets all CARB and EPA emissions requirements.

“Joining TransTex, an industry leader, marks a significant milestone for our team of innovative problem solvers,” DClimate CEO Martin Duffy said. “It enables us to leverage their extensive network and resources, both amplifying our reach and extending the benefits of our solution to more fleets across North America.

“It’s truly a win-win situation for all stakeholders involved and we’re proud to be included in TransTex’s range of cutting-edge products.”

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