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Bergstrom Inc. announces full acquisition of Dirna S.A.

February 8, 2013

Description: Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, announced today a full acquisition of Dirna S.A., based in Madrid, Spain. Dirna S.A. is a manufacturer who sells air conditioning systems to the European Commercial Vehicle (Truck) market, for off-highway construction and agricultural machinery and for other field industrial and road vehicles.

A European compliment to Bergstrom’s NITE No-idle systems, Dirna also has an extensive range of solutions for vehicle cooling, electrical standalone air conditioning systems, compact roof units, and evaporative cab coolers.

Bergstrom welcomes the Dirna acquisition as a way to grow Bergstrom’s production and manufacturing capabilities of HVAC products in the European Commercial vehicle (truck) market, off-highway vehicles, and specialty vehicles markets, and to strengthen their ability to provide high-quality products in an efficient and timely manner.

"Dirna has an excellent reputation as the leader in Europe of no-idle products with a strong customer base and robust international presence,” said Jack Shaffer, President and CEO of Bergstrom Inc, "The acquisition creates tremendous synergy between the two companies as Bergstrom is the U.S. leader of no-idle products. In addition to excellent growth opportunities in Europe, there are applications for Dirna’s products throughout the developing countries of the world. We think Dirna along with our Kysor line of products will provide one-stop solutions for our global customers’ needs.”

Bergstrom welcomes the Dirna team into the Bergstrom Group under the new company name of Dirna Bergstrom S.L.U. "By combining the technology, expertise and manufacturing capabilities of two leading companies, we will continue to drive climate control innovations within the commercial vehicle industry,” said Dave Rydell, owner of Bergstrom Inc. "In these times of economic uncertainty within our market, Bergstrom is proud to be able to supply additional jobs in Europe.”




Bergstrom Inc. introduces modular HVAC system for off-highway vehicles

January 30, 2012

UHEXBergstrom, a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, will soon launched a HVAC system for off-highway vehicles that consists of four separate modules, making it more flexible than similar products currently on the market.

The modular HVAC Unit consists of four sections: a mode distribution module, a heat exchanger module, a blower module, & air intake module. This approach gives customers the ability to install the product in the configuration that best fits their application.

"The modular nature of this product was a key component in the design and development process,” said John Bracey, vice president of engineering for Bergstrom, Inc. "We feel that we’ve succeeded in developing a system that is not only more flexible but also more robust, reliable, and exceeds the performance of other comparable products on the market today.”

The new high-performing modular HVAC Unit will be available at the end of the first quarter 2012 and also features:

  • Standard automatic temperature controls
  • Infinitely variable blower speed
  • Customizable air inlet and outlet configurations
  • Flash programmable controller with CAN interface

In addition, the system has been validated to the rigorous requirements of numerous OEM customers, and global off highway equipment manufacturers.

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