Employees and management from Germany-based Eberspächer, along with Mississauga, Ontario, Canada’s, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and guests, celebrated 50 years of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems in North America. The site in Mississauga is the oldest overseas subsidiary of the Eberspächer Group and supplies its customers with vehicle heaters, energy storage systems, and AC systems.
Martin Peters, managing partner of the Eberspächer Group, brought the congratulations on behalf of the family shareholders as well as the whole management team: “Half a century of successful operations – this is indeed a unique and outstanding performance. Happy anniversary to our Canadian team here in Mississauga! This also demonstrates how the long-term thinking and commitment of a family-owned business can pay off.”
The German automotive supplier founded Espar products to start its North American operations in 1973 when it saw the potential of the local market for its core product: the engine-off pre-heater. The company grew in leaps and bounds in the 1990 and 2000s because the US government’s interest in environmental protection increased and encouraged the use of emission reduction technologies.
In 2018, to give a worldwide common feel, the Eberspächer Group rebranded and changed the name of the subsidiary Espar products to Eberspächer Climate Control Systems Canada.