22 March 2022
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Dometic relocates absorption refrigerator and vent manufacturing

Dometic Americas will cease its manufacturing activities at its Industrial Parkway location in Elkhart, IN in Q2, 2022. It is consolidating its manufacturing activities to other sites in the Americas, however, other departments will remain operational in the Industrial Parkway location as well as at its office locations and warehousing locations within Elkhart.

This decision is in line with Dometic’s global strategy, announced in 2019, focusing on cost and efficiency improvement objectives to remain competitive in an evolving market.

Most of the products it manufactured in Elkhart are already being produced in sister facilities within the Americas, thus creating minimal disruption to the business.

“Today marks a difficult day for our manufacturing employees at our Industrial Parkway location in Elkhart,” says Dometic Americas President, Oliver Bahr. “We recognize the impact this has on our employees and their families and are eternally grateful for the commitment and contribution each have made to our success. Our ability to remain competitive and meet our customers’ needs requires we take this necessary step.”

Affected employees have been encouraged to consider opportunities at other local Dometic sites, where available. Additionally, Dometic will work closely with state and local government officials to coordinate services that will help the affected workers with job search assistance, education, and training opportunities. The company has had a meeting with affected employees to inform them of the plans.

Dometic is a global market leader in the mobile living industry. Millions of people around the world use Dometic products in outdoor, residential, and professional applications. Our motivation is to create smart, sustainable, and reliable products with aspirational design for an outdoor and mobile lifestyle in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control, and Other Applications.

Dometic employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide, had net sales of SEK 21.5 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in 2021 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.