Vitrifrigo set to introduce its European mobile refrigeration to U.S. market

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Vitrifrigo, an Italian manufacturer of compressors, cooling units and refrigerators, will be exhibiting at the inaugural RVX event next week in Salt Lake City.

Headquartered in Vallefoglia, Italy, with United States operations based in Pompano Beach, Fla., the company will be showcasing several compressor type RV refrigerators for manufacturers exhibiting at this event.

The company has been in the United States for 15 years and has previously focused on high-end luxury yachts. The firm recently launched its RV group under the direction of Doug Schmidt, general manager, and Nelson Pinheiro, sales manager. The management team will be available during the show for trade press interviews and OEM appointments to learn more about the company and its products.

“We are excited to be launching this new lineup of superior refrigeration products at this landmark event. It is our major introduction of several new units that are unlike anything available in the marketplace today,” Pinheiro said.

“From stylish stainless-steel exteriors to highly efficient and functional units, the OEMs will be able to take advantage of our compressor technology to design our products into their products in ways never available before,” he explained. “We will be expanding our manufacturing operations in Georgia in 2019 to accommodate our new RV customers.”

The Vitrifrigo lineup includes refrigerators, freezers, ice makers and wine coolers.

“Eventually these products will be available for aftermarket distribution,” said Schmidt. “But the focus right now will be on finding a few RV manufacturers that can appreciate the quality and distinctiveness of these products and want to showcase them in new units they will be introducing at the Elkhart Open House events in September.”

Specifically designed for use in moving vehicles, the household-like appliances offer a unique design and will allow for new floorplans and uses outside the traditional kitchen placements, such as islands or peninsulas or external storage bays because there is no open flame and no external venting is required.

The units do not require one or two days of use to get to acceptable cooling temperatures and can operate up to a 30-degree inclination, said  Pinheiro.

The units also operate on 115-volt AC, 208-volt AC, 12-volt DC and 24-volt DC.

Vitrifrigo refrigerators are installed in many Knaus (Germany), Kebron (Australia) and Hymer RVs throughout Europe, he added.

“We think the new generation of demanding RV consumers, and the changing focus of OEMs to provide something different, will drive our initial growth in the domestic market as we deliver different products that are user friendly, stylish by today’s standards, and are high quality and reliable — as they have been in luxury yachts and boats for the past fifteen year,” said Pinheiro.

If they can operate flawlessly over water and in ever changing conditions, we feel the installation of our products in RVs will quickly set us apart in the marketplace,” he added.

Vitrifrigo will be introducing its new DRW180A, double-drawer system where the customer can select which drawer is the refrigerator and which one is the freezer. Or, customers can elect to have both drawers as freezers or both as refrigerators. This gives users maximum flexibility of use depending on their RVing requirements, Pinheiro explained.

The company will also show the new Slim 150, a refrigerator with freezer compartment in a narrow design to save space in designing new floorplans.

Media personnel, OEM product managers and engineers can schedule an appointment to see these units at their convenience during RVX by contacting Nelson Pinheiro at 470.272.5231 or via email at nelsonpinheiro@rivacold.com.

The Vitrifrigo display can be found at Booth 1114.

For more information on these products, contact Shryl Conner at shrylconner@vfaamerica.com or visit www.vitrifrigo.com.

SOURCE: Vitrifrigo press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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