Bergstrom partners with Italian heavy-duty A/C systems provider

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Updated May 14, 2012

Bergstrom Inc., a provider of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, announced a partnership with SEA SRL, the Italy-based specialist designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty mobile air-conditioning systems. Bergstrom says the partnership will give it access to an extensive range of “off-the-shelf” heating and air-conditioning products to complement its existing range of custom-built OEM systems.

“The design and specifications of the SEA products means they can be used for universal applications,” says Graham Cook, managing director of Bergstrom Europe. “The products are particularly suited for low- and medium-volume applications where the cost of tooling for custom solutions would be prohibitive.”

The agreement means the SEA range of products will be available from all of Bergstrom’s global facilities, including its global partners and dealer networks in Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, India, Japan, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South America, Sweden and Turkey. The agreement also allows Bergstrom to sell SEA products to both existing and new potential customers in France, Germany, Finland, Austria, Israel, Greece and the United Kingdom.

In addition, the partnership will provide Bergstrom with a sales and technical support facility in Italy to augment local support to existing Italian customers and serve as a platform from which to effectively compete for new business throughout mainland Europe. It will also enhance warehousing, design and development including rapid prototyping, complete system development and climatic testing in the in-house environmental chamber.