Idle Free Systems Inc., a Madison-based company, has been
acquired by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Phillips & Temro
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Phillips & Temro is a supplier of engineered thermal systems and
controls for sectors such as heavy-duty trucks, off-highway,
power generation, automotive and electric/hybrid vehicles.
Founded in 2003, Idle Free Systems sells an auxiliary power
unit, which takes electricity generated while a truck is moving
and stores it in batteries for later use.
It allows drivers of long-haul trucks to use heat, air
conditioning and electricity in their sleeper cabs without
having to idle the vehicles’ engines.
In 2012, Idle Free doubled the size of its Watertown factory to
10,000 square feet.