History

 

Bergstrom was founded in 1949 and has since grown into one of the world's leading manufacturers of climate control solutions for the commercial vehicle industry.

Key Dates

  • 1951 Elvin Rydell joins Bergstrom.

  • 1952 Bergstrom begins producing heaters for Carpenter & Thomas School Buses.

  • 1954 Bergstrom begins producing heaters for Caterpillar.

  • 1966 Bergstrom produces first heating & air conditioning unit for Kenworth trucks.

  • 1971 32-acre Rockford facility becomes corporate headquarters.

  • 1988 Bergstrom begins producing HVAC units for Volvo.

  • 1989 Bergstrom Europe is founded in Birmingham, UK.

  • 1991 Bergstrom becomes supplier of choice for International Truck & Engine Corporation™ climate systems.

  • 1993 Bergstrom supplies HVAC assemblies to New Holland.

  • 1997 Bergstrom begins assembling cabins for Caterpillar.

  • 1998 Bergstrom China opens its doors in Changzhou, China.

  • 2000 Bergstrom acquires KYSOR-Westran and begins producing HVAC for Mack Truck.
  • 2001 European operations consolidated into South Wales Facility (Previously KYSOR).

  • 2003 Bergstrom acquires Sigma.

  • 2008 Bergstrom forms partnership in Russia.

  • 2010 Bergstrom's Joint Venture in India opens its doors.
  • 2010 Bergstrom builds partnerships in both Turkey and Brazil.

  • 2012 Bergstrom's San Antonio location opens its doors.
  • 2012 Bergstrom agrees partnership with SEA Italia.

  • 2013 Bergstrom aquires Dirna S.A. of Spain.
  • 2013 Bergstrom Standard Products division formed