Bergstrom Inc, designer and supplier of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, recently celebrated the production of its 232,000th no-idle system.
The Rockford IL-based company announced that it had produced more than 81,000 NITE (No-Idle Thermal Environment) units in the United States. In addition, DIRNA, Bergstrom’s Spanish subsidiary, has produced more than 152,150 units. Combined, the company has manufactured more than 232,900 no-idle units worldwide.
“We are very proud to reach this milestone,” said Jack Shaffer, president and chief executive officer of Bergstrom. “We look forward to continuing to produce high-quality systems for our customers across the world.”
While all no-idle units sold in North America are manufactured in Bergstrom’s Rockford manufacturing plant, its international product line is manufactured in Spain, India, and China.
Bergstrom’s NITE units, which have been in production since 2003, are battery-operated no-idle systems that save fuel, keep drivers comfortable, and help protect the environment.
The units reduce the average truck’s fuel use and save the owner more than $7,676 per truck, per year in reduced fuel costs and maintenance. This is based on diesel prices of $2.00 per gallon for a six-cylinder engine, 1,000 idling rpm, eight idling hours per day, 300 days per year, according to www.epa.gov.
DIRNA’s product line, which offer similar fuel savings, includes the Compact, SlimFIT, Dinamic, Flat, Camper, and Mochila no-idle systems.
For more information, see www.bergstrominc.com.