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

February 8, 2013

Bergstrom 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.”

For more information about Bergstrom Inc., contact Bill Gordon. For more information about Dirna Bergstrom S.L.U., contact Jan Kerstiens or visit dirna.com.


Media Contact

For more information about recent news and announcements, please contact:

Effie Reyes
Marketing Coordinator
815-874-7821 ext. 6150
Click here to email