Eberspächer's customer proximity – local advantages benefit you
What began in 1865 in a craft workshop in Esslingen is still today run as a family firm - except that now we are a strategically positioned global player and system supplier to the automotive industry. As we act independently of the stock markets, strategic alignment and long-term further development of the company is easier to implement.
Eberspächer supports the global alignment of our customers in numerous countries directly at the production locations. Therefore vehicle manufacturers the world over rely on close, on-going cooperation with the exhaust specialist Eberspächer and our industrialization ability.
Customer proximity for tailor-made technology
Every Eberspächer exhaust system is tailor-made. Close cooperation with the customer is therefore very important – including at international level. Approximately 2,100 Eberspächer employees work abroad. The just-in-sequence supply to the final assembly line has already been implemented in many countries. In addition to the main plant in Neunkirchen which has more than 1,800 employees, the global Eberspächer production network includes sites in Europe, Asia, North and South America and South Africa. These sites are supplemented by our development centers in Esslingen, Unna, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Detroit, plus various engineering offices with resident engineers. In this way we ensure that even in the earliest phases of product development, customer and market-specific requirements are taken into consideration.
Our commitment goes further
The automotive industry is meeting global challenges with regional production and development facilities – and Eberspächer is determined to support this development on a worldwide basis. Our international presence is being consistently expanded. We are constantly globally active both in development and in production – e.g. in Korea and Japan and in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China. On a 5,000 m² site near Pune in India, 120 employees have been producing exhaust systems, mufflers and catalytic converters since April 2009 – a total of 750,000 parts per year. In the affiliated development center, the engineers have access to state-of-the-art workstations. These cross-border cooperations and joint ventures provide important impetus for the future – and bring Eberspächer know-how even closer to the customer.