HOTSTART Opens European Sales Office

Sep 1, 2010

SPOKANE, Wa.- Engine heating manufacturer HOTSTART, Inc. ( has opened a new customer service and logistics center in Siegburg, Germany. Operating under the name "HOTSTART GmbH," the current sales office was established in 2009 in Troisdorf, Germany to address the growing business and global demand for engine heating equipment. HOTSTART is headquartered in Spokane, WA.

"Germany has long played a pioneering role in engine design and manufacturing on a global basis. With the addition of a customer service representative and on-site inventory, we can provide prompt sales and support to European customers," said Andreas Winter, Managing Director of the European office. "Shipping product directly from our Siegburg location allows us to quickly respond to the needs of customers and partners in key markets like Germany and throughout Europe," said Winter. In addition to reduced lead times, customers in Europe will have the option to purchase HOTSTART engine heating products in Euros.

HOTSTART ( is a leading developer and manufacturer of diesel engine block heaters. The company was established in 1942 with the original patent for engine coolant heating. Today, the HOTSTART product line includes coolant heaters, oil heaters, air intake heaters, battery pads and wraps, controls, harnesses and complete systems. These products are used on diesel engines to provide easy starts, immediate full power, reduced engine wear, reduced emissions and reduced fuel consumption. Applications include standby generator sets, locomotives, equipment/machinery, gas pipeline compressors, heavy duty trucks and marine. HOTSTART is headquartered in Spokane, Washington with a European office in Siegburg, Germany.