BERU-Eichenauer GmbH was acquired by BorgWarner BERU Systems recently in the anticipation of a growth in the market for electric cabin heaters.
Eichenauer Heizelemente was BERU Systems’ 50/50 joint venture partner and was created for the development and production of electric cabin heaters in Kandel, Germany. The acquisition was finalized on May 1, 2010.
The electric cabin heaters from BorgWarner BERU Systems are incorporated as heating elements at the back of the coolant fluid heat exchanger. These cabin heaters produce warmth efficiently and quickly and offer passengers and drivers a comfortable ride and a clear view. These high power heaters are currently incorporated in the rental vehicles of the BMW Mini E in the U.S., Germany, Britain and other nations. Current powertrains are more efficient and run cooler, irrespective of whether they are electric, hybrid, diesel or gasoline based.
BorgWarner BERU is a leading global manufacturer and vendor of ignition technology for gasoline-based vehicles and diesel cold start technology. Its sensor and electronics technology offer additional safety and comfort for applications relating to various vehicle and engine functions for products like sensors and monitoring systems for direct measuring tire pressure. These systems and sensors are used in exhaust, powertrain and engine system applications.
BorgWarner BERU Systems’ General Manager and President Dr. Thomas Waldhier informed that trends in down-sized type of internal combustion engines and electrification are expected to fuel the demand for electric cabin heaters demand in the future.