Our history

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

Key DatesAl Rydell

  • 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.
  • Original Bergstrom building
  • 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 cabs for Caterpillar. 
  • 1998 Bergstrom China opens its doors in Changzhou, China. 
  • 2000 Bergstrom acquires Kysor-Westran and begins producing HVAC for Mack Truck. 
  • 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. 
  • 2013 Bergstrom acquires Dirna.
  • 2013 Bergstrom acquires Innovative Product Development Corporation (IPDC).


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