Dometic Group is a product and market oriented organization. Our product focus pushes our innovative borders and our market orientated approach continuously helps us define new product bundles and concepts. This dualistic focus results in a great value.
Dometic Group is a customer driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. We supply the industry and after market with a complete range of air conditioners, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home.
Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built in air conditioners. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices, for transport and storage of medical products and for storing wine.
Our products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world.
With a world-leading market position, Dometic Group is focused on being the preferred strategic partner by adding value to our customers´ products and services.
To secure and strengthen this position, Dometic has implemented a new strategy and a new organizational structure with clear mandates and responsibilities. It came into effect on January 1, 2009.
The new group structure comprises four reporting segments and specific market divisions, RV, Marine, Medical, Lodging, Automotive and Retail.
Furthermore, a new unit – Leisure Tech Division – was formed, which includes the Group’s production, product development, supply management, logistics and warehouse management.
Historical Development & Key Milestones
Board recommends sale of Dometic Group to EQT.
Dometic to be taken over by a bank syndicate lead by Mizuho-bank.
Acquisition of SMEV, Italy.
Acquisition of WAECO, Germany.
Acquisition of Eskimo Ice (and Icebonics), USA.
EQT sells Dometic to funds administrated by BC Partners.
Acquisition of TUS, Germany, Polar Bay, USA and Oyster, Spain.
Acquisition of TME - Pleasure boat air conditioners and refrigeration systems.
Acquisition of SeaLand - Pleasure Boat sanitation systems.
EQT III Ltd. acquires Dometic assets and an operating and legal structure was created.
Acquisition of Seitz RV windows.
Electrolux makes strategic decision to focus on its core retail business.
Dometic acquires A&E Systems - RV awnings and accessories
Dometic acquires Duo-Therm Corporation -
RV air conditioners
Introduction of absorption based hotel miniBars; creating leading hotel room refrigerator manufacturer
Electrolux establishes Dometic Corporation of the US.
Development and production of absorption refrigerators for RVs.
Electrolux acquires AB Arctic and initiates mass production of refrigerators.
Munters and Baltzar von Platen invent absorption technology (AB Arctic).
Corporate Social Responsibility
As a multinational company Dometic is dedicated to being a responsible company in all areas of the world.
The way the Group and its suppliers handle issues regarding environment, human rights, labour conditions and corruption is a matter of great interest and importance to our stakeholders.
Successful corporate social responsibility (CSR) management will lead to better risk management; enhanced reputation and image, improved staff recruitment and retention.
As part of the implementation process, Dometic Group has elaborated a CSR questionnaire that highlights key environmental and social issues, and addresses conditions that should be treated in a professional and systematic way.
Dometic is not only the foundation of the Dometic Group but also a product brand
Dometic was created as a brand in the US in 1968 when Electrolux Leisure Appliances were still a part of the Electrolux Group. It was natural that this brand was selected as the company name when Electrolux divested the Leisure Appliances, 2001 to EQT. Dometic´s business is largely based on the invention of the absorption technology that goes back to 1922 when Carl Munters and Baltzar von Platen invented this cooling technology. Dometic is still the absorption cooling specialist.
Dometic is known as the supplier of high quality products with a high degree of innovation to the RV- and marine industries. Under the Dometic brand we supply these industries with a very extensive range of different appliances and products.
While the strength of the Dometic brand was born on the invention of absorption technology, it has grown to include awnings, climate control products, sanitation products and windows/doors that stand on their own as quality representatives of a truly global brand. The Dometic brand is today associated with market leadership, comfort and strength. People entrust their adventures to Dometic, the world leader in comfort.
Based on the same absorption technology, Dometic is also the brand used for miniBars for hotel rooms, compact silent refrigerators for private/institutional use, LP gas driven refrigerators for people living without electricity and for some medical boxes for vaccine transport.
All our products and services share the common philosophy - to make that extra effort to find out what people really need and want. And then use that insight to create thoughtfully designed innovations that provide a better user experience and help make your life more comfortable, away from home. Local presence with a good established service network and very closed relation to the markets are essential to become a trustful partner to the industries Dometic serves.
WAECO was founded in 1974 by the two brothers Wähning
The Wähning brothers created the first battery powered refrigerator for the mobile use. This first mobile refrigerator paved the way to what is now the world's most varied range of mobile refrigeration products for private and professional use. Quality, speed in product development and variety in product offer have won the company an excellent reputation. In 2007 WAECO was acquired by the Dometic Group and the brand WAECO became an important part of the Dometic Group brand portfolio.
The WAECO brand, today, is associated worldwide with expertise in mobile refrigeration and automotive air conditioning. It also stands for electronic comfort and safety car accessories. WAECO has a strong position in the aftermarket for cars, trucks, recreation vehicles and boats.
WAECO is recognized on top as OEM supplier of built in coolers and electronic solutions to major automotive and boat manufacturers.
WAECO has a solid technological history and experiences in DC compressor and thermoelectrical cooling technologies. Strong production base in China secures good quality at reasonable prices.
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