Venstar Inc.

December 12, 2012 11:00 ET

Venstar and Truca Cargo MX Sign Exclusive Deal for Distribution of Venstar HVAC Control Products Throughout Mexico

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Truca Cargo MX S.A. de C.V. of Mexico City, Mexico, for the distribution of Venstar HVAC Control Products throughout Mexico.

"We are pleased to announce Truca Cargo as a new distributor of Venstar commercial and residential thermostats for Mexico," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "We welcome them to the Venstar family of distributors and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship."

"We are pleased to be the exclusive distributor of Venstar HVAC thermostats and related products for Mexico," said Aaron Avila, director of sales for Truca Cargo. "Venstar is a respected maker of high-quality, reliable HVAC control systems that are feature-rich, easy to use and program, and have superior engineering design. We look forward to bringing Venstar HVAC control products to our customers throughout Mexico."

Truca Cargo's wholesale distribution partners include:

Refacciones Luchichi, part of the Mereti Group of Centro Mexico. Luchichi is a leading wholesale distributor of HVAC parts and accessories in Mexico with 20 store locations in the cities of DF, Puebla, Veracruz, Reynosa, and Cancun.

Refacciones Luchichi, part of the Mereti Group
tel 01 52 (55) 55215230, 14503505
Articulo 123 Esq. Revillagigedo No 34-A Col. Centro
México D.F. C.P.06050

VanControls S.A. de CV, which was founded in 1997 with one main objective: to provide modernized HVAC controls for businesses in Mexico. VanControls represents some of the most prestigious brands in HVAC control in all of Mexico and is well known as an industry leader for providing the highest quality of thermostats and accessories.

Vanguardia en Controles, SA DE CV
Playa Tecolutla No. 543, Col. Reforma Iztaccihualt Sur
CP 08810, Delegación Iztacalco, DF
Tel 01 52 (55) 56347147,56346953

Among the Venstar thermostat products being distributed in Mexico are:

ColorTouch Touchscreen Thermostat (residential)

ColorTouch® is the multi-functional, simple-to-use, richly featured, programmable touch screen thermostat that thinks it's a digital picture frame. ColorTouch has customizable backgrounds, including the users' own photos, and more than a dozen preset themes, including holiday themes. Compatible with virtually every type of heating and air conditioning system, ColorTouch can be configured to display one of three languages: English, French or Spanish. With the optional Skyport Wi-Fi Key, ColorTouch can be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled using a free mobile app that is compatible with Apple iPhone®, iTouch®, iPad®, BlackBerry, Android, Mac and PC devices.

ColorTouch Touchscreen Thermostat (commercial)

ColorTouch Commercial is a multi-functional, simple-to-use, touch screen thermostat designed for commercial installations. With ColorTouch Commercial, users can display their business logos, advertisements or promotions on their thermostat screens as a slideshow screensaver or background wallpaper. ColorTouch Commercial also includes a 365-day holiday calendar, field updatable firmware, and added passcode security for use in public areas. ColorTouch Commercial is priced at approximately half the cost of competitive commercial touch screen thermostats. With the optional Skyport Wi-Fi Key, ColorTouch can be remotely accessed, monitored and controlled using a free mobile app that is compatible with Apple iPhone®, iTouch®, iPad®, BlackBerry, Android, Mac and PC devices. This enables HVAC contractors, installers and users to control, monitor and troubleshoot ColorTouch thermostats at clients' commercial buildings from virtually anywhere.

Slimline Family of Thermostats

Venstar's Slimline family of thermostats includes very popular residential and commercial models. Currently, millions of Slimline thermostats are in use throughout North America. Specialty Slimline models include:

  • Slimline Platinum, a commercial thermostat (Model T2900) with light activation that turns the thermostat on and off based on the level of light, helping facilities save energy and go green.

  • SchoolStat™ (Model T2900SCH), a commercial programmable specialty thermostat that helps schools "go green" while keeping classrooms comfortable. SchoolStat is the thermostat designed to keep classrooms comfortable during the school day and save energy when school is out.

  • ComfortCall, an accessory that allows users to remotely adjust their Venstar Slimline residential thermostats from any telephone. Using voice recognition and voice synthesis, ComfortCall literally talks to the user over the telephone and takes voice commands.

  • EZStat™, the thermostat that is as easy to program as using an alarm clock. The EZStat also features oversized indicators on the display for easy reading.


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About Truca Cargo

Truca Cargo is a leading Mexico-based distributor of parts, thermostats, and accessories for wholesale distributors in the HVAC industry. It has a reputation for supplying premium, fully featured products at high value. Truca Cargo's product line includes a variety of HVAC products, including condensers, condensate pumps, pipe conduit for mini-splits, air diffusers, and digital controls, as well as Venstar's full line of thermostats and accessories.

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About Venstar Inc.

Founded in 1992, Venstar Inc. is a leading thermostat and energy management system (EMS) supplier, known for providing value to its customers via ease of use and installation, proven cost savings, improved energy efficiency, quality and reliability. Venstar is one of the largest thermostat suppliers in the world and designs and produces Venstar-branded products, as well as OEM thermostat products for the biggest names in HVAC. Venstar's Surveyor is a leading energy management system, typically saving small-box retailers 25 percent of their energy costs, which translates to millions of dollars in savings and dramatic reductions in C02 emissions. Surveyor currently controls the energy usage of more than 14,000 retail locations across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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