Eberspaecher acquires vehicle climate control specialist Kalori

Eberspaecher acquires vehicle climate control specialist Kalori

Eberspaecher has announced that it has signed a contract to acquire French company Kalori SAS. The climate control specialist based in Lyon, France, develops and produces air-conditioning and ventilation systems for commercial and special vehicles. Through this acquisition, Eberspaecher is boosting its strategic focus on vehicle climate control for special markets. With a staff of some 150, Kalori generated sales of just under 22 million euros in 2017/2018. Its customers include many leading manufacturers of commercial and special vehicles.

“Thanks to Kalori’s technical expertise, we will be able to comprehensively extend our range of climate control systems for special vehicles in a targeted way,” explains Dr. Jörg Schernikau, chief operating officer of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems.

Kalori’s products are installed in off-highway applications such as construction, agricultural and forestry machinery, as well as in ambulances, minibuses and RVs. The heating and cooling systems enhance on-board comfort and safety. Eberspaecher will utilize Kalori’s more than 25 years of experience and expertise by retaining its existing management to head the new Group subsidiary Eberspaecher Kalori SAS.

“Climate control expertise for global growth Eberspaecher will be able to scale up Kalori’s experience in the development, application and production of air-conditioning and ventilation systems based on its global reach. Our objective in making this acquisition is to open up new markets and strengthen our volume customer business. We aim to become a global leader in thermal management solutions for special vehicles,” Dr. Schernikau adds.

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