Bergstrom Inc., a provider of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, on Monday, May 9, celebrated the production of the 20,000th Nite no-idle system. The 20,000th unit, produced at Bergstrom’s corporate headquarters in Rockford, Ill., was a Nite Phoenix system, the newest model in Bergstrom’s popular battery-powered no-idle systems. In addition to the Nite Phoenix, Bergstrom manufactures the Nite Plus and the Nite Day Cab.
“It was only two years ago that we celebrated the production of our 10,000th unit,” says Bill Gordon, vice president of sales, aftermarket and Nite. “We have been able to maintain this high level of production because we could count on a competent and dedicated team who put all of their efforts in fabricating a quality product and providing exceptional service to our customers. We are very proud of this achievement as well as our legacy and contributions to reducing harmful emissions and helping improve driver comfort on the road.”
In production since 2004, the battery-powered Nite no-idle system is designed to help drivers remain comfortable while adhering to anti-idling regulations. Bergstrom says that with the shipment of the 20,000th unit, Nite system users now are saving a total of 75.8 million gallons of fuel per year; that is equivalent to roughly 1.8 million barrels of fuel, or 8,422 gasoline tanker trucks filled with fuel.
In its seven years of manufacturing the Nite system, Bergstrom has forged numerous partnerships with other manufacturers to offer approaches to no-idling solutions. Most recently it announced that the Webasto Air Top 2000 ST auxiliary heater has been added to the line of heater options now available with Bergstrom’s family of Nite systems.