Eberspaecher, a leading manufacturer of bus air-conditioning solutions, moved into a new plant in Bangalore at the beginning of September. Since 2010, the company has been manufacturing bus air-conditioning systems for the Asian market in India. “Last year, we reached our capacity limit at our previous location”, explains Oliver Wels, General Manager Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems Bus & Coach. “But the demand for high-performance thermal management systems for greater comfort in city buses and coaches is growing in Asia. That is why we are investing in India as a strategically important export market.”
Electric bus air-conditioning systems for the Asian market
By moving into the new, modernized plant, Eberspaecher doubles its production capacities: The approximately 6,000 square meters now offer space for the production and assembly of further, partly new product lines in addition to logistics. “In the near future, we plan to produce electric air-conditioning systems for hybrid and electric buses in Bangalore – just like at our other locations worldwide,” says Wels. In future, up to 7,000 bus air-conditioning systems can be manufactured annually at the Indian plant, which will be used throughout Asia. The site currently employs around 100 people.
With production sites for bus air-conditioning systems in Germany, Poland, Brazil, the USA, Mexico and India, Eberspaecher is one of the world's leading system partners for bus manufacturers. The product portfolio ranges from classic pre-heaters and air-conditioning systems to complete thermal management systems. More than 700 service partners worldwide offer comprehensive technical support and professional spare parts management.
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With approximately 10,000 employees at 80 locations worldwide, the Eberspaecher Group is one of the automotive industry’s leading system developers and suppliers. The family business, headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, stands for innovative solutions in exhaust technology, automotive electronics and thermal management for a broad range of vehicle types. Eberspaecher components and systems provide more comfort, greater safety and a cleaner environment on or off the road. In 2018, the Group generated revenue of around 4.6 billion euros.