A global leader in the design and manufacture of specialized transport refrigeration equipment, Klinge offers customers vital options when standard products cannot fulfill their needs. Contact a Klinge Group Specialist Today!
The Klinge Mission
Our mission is to improve the lives of people all over the globe through innovative and ultra-reliable temperature control supply chain solutions for critical chemicals, essential foodstuffs, and life-changing medicines.
Klinge Corporation was founded in 1984 as a spin-off of the Transport Refrigeration Equipment department of York International. Klinge has maintained and built on the high standards set by York International while constantly expanding our range of products.
Covering 54,000 square feet, the bright and airy manufacturing space features light painted floors, walls and ceilings and a testing room, management offices, and welding and fabrication areas.
The production area is organized and streamlined for high-capacity output. A new product transfer shaft has been constructed for easy movement from final assembly/testing to installation bays. To reduce dirt due to propane dust, all electric standups and forklifts are used.
Overhead LED lighting is also located throughout the facility. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are extremely energy efficient and long lasting. Additionally, the new production area utilizes wireless connectivity for online computers and tablets allowing for real time access to drawings.
Klinge is a family-owned business that was founded in 1984 as a spin-off of York Borg Warner.
Paul Klinge first entered the reefer container business in 1976 as European agent for York Refrigeration, following an already long career in business. Thanks to the early success, Paul Klinge A/S took over the production of York machinery in the US and in 1984 the manufacturing operation was shifted to a new plant in Langeskov, Denmark, under the name Klinge Cool. At the same time, Klinge Corporation was set up in the US as a spin-off. In his later years, Paul Klinge was involved in many projects, including importing fruit and vegetables from Egypt, selling flower coolers to supermarkets and manufacturing plastic bins. His legacy in the reefer container industry lives on through Klinge Corporation, which continues to manufacture specialized reefer machinery and gensets for commercial and military applications under the ownership of his grandson, Allan. Paul also received a Lifetime Achievement award for services to the reefer container industry in 2004.
Company Director, Henrik Klinge, began his career in the transport refrigeration industry in the early 70’s as a test engineer and installer and working closely with his late father, Paul Klinge. In the late 70’s, Henrik was appointed as the Danish member of the ISO committee to develop, draft and obtain approval for the ISO standard 1496-2 for refrigerated containers as well as ISO 10368 for standardization of the remote monitoring of reefer containers onboard oceangoing vessels. Both Paul and Henrik traveled extensively as the global agents for York Borg Warner’s marine transport division—a business they would later purchase and rename as Klinge Corporation. Following this acquisition, Paul remained in Denmark to manage other businesses (eventually being officially recognized by the Danish government for his contributions to trade in that country), and Henrik came to the U.S. to run Klinge, a company which does more than 85% of its business outside the U.S., and which is now owned by his son, Allan Klinge.
Continuing the family tradition into the 21st century, Allan Klinge joined Klinge Corporation in 2007 to lead the company’s multi-million dollar contract with the Australian Defense Force after working on and off at the company while completing his studies. Now the company CEO and Owner, Allan has led Klinge Corporation, and its sister company, leasing firm Klinge Conrep, to unprecedented growth in the specialized transport refrigeration market.
As CEO, Allan Klinge plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the organization’s administration function and performance, while seeking to maximize efficiency and employee satisfaction without sacrificing safety and quality. He is also responsible for directing and managing all sales and marketing activities for Klinge Corporation including new market opportunities, products and plans. Allan previously worked at a research firm in Washington, DC. He has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a Bachelors Degree from Dartmouth College.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – DESIGN TO CUSTOMER SPECIFICATIONS
One of the attributes that distinguishes Klinge Corporation is the fact that we focus on design challenges, whereas many of our colleagues concentrate on larger scale production of more standard transport refrigeration equipment. We pride ourselves in our proven and consistent ability to tailor products to provide our customers with the optimal solutions for their needs. Klinge’s heavy focus on research, design, and engineering has cultivated innovative new concepts in the area of specialty transport refrigeration.
For over 30 years, Klinge has combined their experience and engineering design expertise with innovative transport refrigeration and diesel power generation concepts to provide customers with a design that best meets their needs. The combination of our experience, research and testing has led to the development of products that are sophisticated in design yet easy to operate and maintain.
INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SUPPORT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Klinge Group is capable of operating as either a prime contractor or subcontractor on large military or government procurements. Klinge has an in-house Project Management Team, including Certified Associates in Project Management. In addition, Klinge has provided Test Procedures & Reports, Repair Parts Lists, Maintenance Analysis, and Technical Manuals compliant with military standards.
QUALITY ASSURANCE (ISO) AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Klinge Corporation’s Management System is certified to ISO 9001:2015. As a provider of dependable military and commercial products, Klinge is dedicated to continual product improvement and increasing customer satisfaction through its ISO-9001 certified quality assurance program. Klinge is dedicated to ensuring that the customer receives the correctly configured product in a timely manner and that customer expectations are exceeded.
Klinge Corporation wins Small Business Administration Export Award
Klinge Corporation was chosen in 2018 as Eastern Pennsylvania’s Exporter of the Year by the Eastern Pennsylvania Small Business Administration (SBA). The recognition came as part of National Small Business Week and highlights Klinge’s strong export sales.