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Touching the lives of millions for more than 80 years.

Demonstrated performance.  Tecumseh Products Company is renowned for bringing an extra dimension of product innovation, customer reliance, and product quality to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.  As a result of our innovative spirit and product performance, people rely on our products every day.  We literally touch the lives of millions.

Early beginnings. We developed the first “hermetic” compressor for consumer refrigerators in 1937. As the name Tecumseh became synonymous with commercial refrigeration and central home air conditioning, we expanded our product line to include automotive air conditioning compressors in 1953.  Our reputation for innovation was further enhanced in 1959 when we developed the first high-speed hermetically-sealed compressor for commercial applications.

A focused company.  Although our product manufacturing focus remains constant, Tecumseh has substantially invested in research and development engineering laboratories in North America, Europe, South American and India. We've also partnered with R&D facilities at universities throughout the globe. These facilities are not just responsible for engineering product solutions, but our university partners also provide Life Science Research on how our products interface with mankind and the environment.

Tecumseh innovation.  Today, we engineer a full-line of hermetically-sealed compressors for residential and specialty air conditioning, home refrigerators and freezers, and commercial refrigeration.  But our expertise doesn’t stop there; we also offer a complete line of indoor and outdoor condensing units, evaporator coils, heat pumps, complete refrigeration systems and authorized spare parts.

Global products.  Our products can be quickly accessed from manufacturing facilities on four continents when needed on a worldwide basis.  We can provide coordination among our global facilities and your plant locations anywhere, so product selection, specifications and delivery of product are assured.

Unwavering commitment.  Tecumseh has responded to the challenges of the refrigeration and air conditioning marketplace for over seven decades, leading the way with improved products and service in support of the industry we serve.  A company-wide dedication to quality control has already earned Tecumseh the highest quality rating from major refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturers.  And the people we employ are honored to touch so many lives, in so many countries, every day.

 

Tecumseh South America

Tecumseh South America was established in 1972 and its manufacturing plant today is one of the world’s largest producers of hermetic compressors for refrigeration. Regional headquartered in São Carlos, the most progressive region of São Paulo State (Brazil)...

Foundry

One of the most modern foundries in the country, specialized in the production of grey and nodular cast iron, it counts with four (4) automatic molding lines (Disamatic), melting in induction furnaces and automatic pouring systems with laser filling control...

Compela

Compela Componentes Elétricos Ltda. was founded in 1979 in Itapecerica da Serra (SP). In 1998 Tecumseh do Brasil, its partner, bought the majority of its share. In 1999 was incorporated by Tecumseh and transferred to São Carlos...