Eberspächer Acquires French Vehicle Climate Control Specialist Kalori
In its bid to further expand its expertise and market reach into the vehicle climate control market, Eberspächer recently acquired the entirety of Kalori SAS, the climate control specialist based in Lyon, France.
Kalori has been operating for 25 years, growing turnover to 22 million euros and specialise in construction, agricultural, forestry machinery, as well as marine, ambulances, minibuses, buses, utility vehicles and RVs.
The acquisition will compliment Eberspächer UK’s existing business and enable them to do more business in a greater number of industry sectors. Kalori have an enhanced product portfolio including the TrimLine range of ducting outlets, fan blowers and AC components, as well as a range of evaporators and condenser components. Unique pressurization technology complements in-cabin heating and cooling components providing environmental control in dusty conditions.
Vince Lee, MD of Eberspächer UK comments, “Thanks to Kalori's comprehensive range, we will be able to offer new solutions for environmental and climate control systems for special vehicles. The objective for making this acquisition is to expand our markets and build on our existing business with established customers. The net result will be a greater flow of Eberspächer approved components into new and existing markets, and for us being the one stop shop for cooling and heating solutions whatever the cab design and in any application”.