Polar King International, the manufacturer of trailers marketed by Polar King Mobile, has been certified by the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) as part of its mandatory NATM Compliance Verification Program (CVP), according to Christian Aitken, Executive Vice President, Polar King Mobile.
“The whole purpose of the Compliance Verification Program is to create safer trailers and safer roadways,” Aitken pointed out. “As a NATM member, we and our parent company—Polar King International—subjected our trailers to a compliance consultation visit that utilized an 80-point checklist covering the guidelines for best manufacturing practices established for light- and medium-duty trailers.”
All Polar King Mobile trailers will now have the NATM certification. “Polar King Mobile is a business focused on providing North America’s first affordable small refrigerated trailer solution that does not compromise quality or performance,” says Aitken. “After extensive research, we found there was an unmet demand in North America amongst catering companies, restaurants and farmers for commercial-grade economical refrigerated transport.”
Aitken explains, “Refrigerated transport offered in North America traditionally consists of large and expensive ‘reefers’ running diesel-powered refrigeration units on trucks and semi-trailers. While these work well in some situations, they are not a fit for everyone.” He continues, “Small business owners, hunters, beverage resellers, fishermen and others often cannot afford conventional refrigerated transport solutions and neither want nor need large oversized capacity.”
Aitken adds, “Polar King Mobile provides 8 to 16 foot small refrigerated trailers that are both affordable and industry-leading in all respects. Our products complement those of Polar King and Polar Leasing by providing a long absent solution to the marketplace.”
Polar King Mobile refrigerated trailers are designed and engineered specifically for outdoor and over the road use. Polar King’s 100 percent seamless fiberglass design provides a continuous surface with rounded insulated corners to promote a sanitary environment. The durable, NSF-approved non-slip flooring system greatly reduces the risk of slips and falls. Since the unit is completely seamless, it can quickly be cleaned with a hose and there’s no risk of damage to the insulation. According to Polar King Mobile, the unit will look factory new with regular care and cleaning.
The new company is not selling direct to the public, but instead is creating a national network of value-added resellers by recruiting the best trailer distributors from the North American Trailer Dealers Association. Aitken explains, “A national network with dealers in every state will provide the underpinning for fast, professional and knowledgeable customer service.”
About Polar King
Polar King began operations in early 1982 by constructing and shipping walk-in units from a modest 12,000 sq. /ft. facility in New Haven, Indiana. As demand grew for outdoor fiberglass commercial walk-in coolers and commercial walk-in freezers, production moved to a 204,000 sq. /ft. facility located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For nearly 40 years, Polar King has provided thousands to single-unit operators, chain restaurants, schools, health care facilities, government agencies, and many other industries requiring dependable outdoor walk-in refrigeration.