Late last week, the Manufacturing & Technology eJournal report the following headline: American Women Vote Trane as Best Air Conditioning and Heating Brand for the Home. This was the second consecutive Women's Choice Award Seal of Recommendation that Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), was awarded. In a national survey among more than 5,000 women who were asked to select the brands they would most highly recommend to others, and Trane came out on top.
Gary Michel, president, Residential Solutions, Ingersoll Rand noted, “We're honored and pleased to be receiving the Women's Choice Award for the second year in a row. As a leading manufacturer of indoor comfort solutions, everyone at Trane is committed to innovation, reliability and excellence for all of our customers.”
Narayan Laksham, Founder and CEO of Ultriva Inc. acknowledge how proud Ultriva is of Trane’s recognition. Ultriva has been associated with Trane’s manufacturing across all 5 residential air conditioning and heating plants since 2007. Laksham said, “Almost $300 million of Trane’s annual spend is flowing through Ultriva. Trane has been premier company in the deployment of Kanban and lean manufacturing techniques.”
Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.
The Women's Choice Award has set the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation.
• 92 percent of Americans will seek out the recommendation of others before making a major decision (Nielsen Research 2012)
• 9 out of 10 women would ‘definitely' trust a brand more if it carried the Women's Choice Award (MedeliaMonitor 2013)
According to Delia Passi, WomenCertified, Inc. founder and author of Winning the Toughest Customer: The Essential Guide to Selling to Women, the Women's Choice Award honors brands that have demonstrated exceptional service in meeting the needs of women and that receive an extraordinary recommendation rating by women. “Recognizing Trane as the top air conditioning and heating brand helps ‘women guide other women' to make smart choices.” Passi said.