Early 1930s - Raymond Gerrick, a tool maker, had neither education nor savings, but he had an idea ... to use the mass production technologies he studied while working with Henry Ford to assemble refrigeration compressors.
1934 - Gerrick founded Tecumseh Products in Tekamse, Michigan. The company was destined to become the largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors.
1938 - Tecumseh revolutionizes the industry with the release of the first hermetic compressor, which significantly increases the reliability and durability of the device. Since 1939, the company began to produce 160,000 compressors annually.
1940 - World War II - Thousands of patriots, men and women served their nations. Private companies and citizens of the whole world were involved in the war. Tecumseh applied its know-how for mass production of a record amount of 40mm projectiles.
After the war - the world suffered enormous damage, food storage equipment was in great demand. Tecumseh shared its technology and began interacting with foreign licensees. After the war, demand for refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners took off. In 1947, the Tecumseh compressor was used in the first window air conditioner. 1950 - Tecumseh produced 2 million compressors. Soon we presented a compressor for car air conditioning. Demand for such devices grew exponentially and by 1954 Tecumseh compressors were at the core of 48 percent of all cooling plants. By the mid-50s, sales reached $ 124 million.
Beginning 1960 - We became the largest manufacturer of compressors in America, our products were used in 70 percent of all freezers, window air conditioners, air conditioners for cars (except General Motors), and 30 percent of all refrigerators. We produce on four continents for customers around the world. We do not stop looking for partners and the opportunity to embody the philosophy of our founders - to produce the highest quality compressors at low prices. As a result, people all over the world enjoy the best quality of life.
Since the 2000s, Tecumseh Europe is a recognized world expert in commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, whose success for more than 70 years has been based on key values shared by managers and all employees:
- The orientation of the personnel policy to human values
- The real focus on customers and their place in the company
- High quality products and services offered
- Continuous technological innovation.
To date, Tecumseh is the only manufacturer offering its customers 3 technologies used in hermetic compressors: piston (Piston), rotary (Rotatif) and scroll (Scroll) compressors. World famous brands such as L’Unité Hermétique®, Silensys®, Masterflux®, Celseon® and Vector® are among the pillars of the refrigeration industry, thanks to their wide distribution network with more than a thousand outlets on 5 continents.
Understanding the economic and environmental difficulties in the near future, the company constantly conducts research and offers products that work with refrigerants that meet the requirements of the modern market. Guided by the strict principle of continuous improvement of the characteristics of its products, the Tecumseh Europe management system is recognized and certified according to ISO 9001 quality standards and ISO 14001 ecology.
High-quality Tecumseh Europe products tested by its own laboratory are recognized by the largest certification bodies:
Included in Tecumseh Products Company Has an ISO 9001 certificate since 1993