About Bergstrom

About Bergstrom
Bergstrom Inc. is the leading designer and manufacturer of cab climate systems for heavy-duty commercial trucks, off-highway machines and specialty vehicles.

Our vision
To be the recognized leader of innovative climate solutions for the people who move our world.

Our capabilities
With more than 65 years of experience in the climate control industry, we understand the challenges you face. Because of this, we’ve honed our skills and capabilities in three key areas: innovation, manufacturing and quality.

We’ve recruited many of the industry’s top engineering professionals and equipped them with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. This allows us to respond to changing market needs and continuously improve existing solutions. One example of this is the NITE system, the first product of its kind to effectively confront mounting EPA legislation and the rising costs of idling.

Our approach to manufacturing is based on two key principles:

Lean Six Sigma – This has allowed us to transform our facilities into lean, data-driven, fact-based operations.
Mastery program – This program has grown the capabilities of our workforce both personally and professionally.
Our comprehensive quality program is based on four components:

1. Error proofing

2. Six Sigma teams (Bergstrom has 1 trained Master Black Belt, 7 Black Belts, and 1 Black Belt in training. In addition, more than 90% of our Rockford employees are Yellow Belts.)
3. Benchmarking

4. Field surveys
For more information, please contact us today.

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 Dates
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.
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).


Quality Engineer Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Rockford, IL
“I liked working with all the different groups inside a large company as well as the people I worked with.”
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