HOTSTART Wins 2010 Catalyst Award for "Company of the Year"

Oct 10, 2010

HOTSTART, Inc. is a world leader in the development and implementation of engine heating solutions. The company designs and manufactures engine pre-heaters that improve the reliability of generators, locomotives, large trucks, ships, heavy equipment and industrial engines.

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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.

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Kim Hotstart Announces New Name and Image

Dec 10, 2009

Engine heating manufacturer Kim Hotstart ( has officially changed its name to HOTSTART, Inc. The updated name accompanies a new logo design that was launched at the PowerGen International trade exhibition in December 2009 at Las Vegas, Nevada. The company dropped "Kim" from the official name in order to enhance its brand recognition during the company's continued international growth.

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Updated Logo and Name Change for HOTSTART

Dec 1, 2009

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Hotstart launched its new brand image at the Marintec industry tradeshow in Shanghai, China. The new brand updates the previous version that was created in 1992. Since that time, Hotstart's market has grown and become more global in scale.

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HOTSTART Introduces New Engine Heater

Nov 18, 2009

A new engine pre-heating system is available from Hotstart® that offers energy-efficient heating for engines up to 20L displacement. The CTM features an integrated pump that circulates coolant throughout the engine and improves flow through exterior plumbing restrictions. Forced circulation delivers uniform heating and allows the heating element to energize less frequently than an equal wattage thermosiphon heater.

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Medium and Large Capacity Engine Pre-heaters for Generator Sets and Mobile Equipment

Apr 9, 2009

SPOKANE, WA - Hotstart® Manufacturing offers a line of medium- to large-capacity (1.5 to 6 kW) engine coolant heaters for stationary and chassis-mounted applications. The CB/SB and CL/SL tank-style heaters feature fixed or adjustable thermostats, weather tight construction and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. The pre-heater units heat engines ranging in size from 3.25L - 27L displacement and up to 65L displacement when two pre-heaters are used on one engine.

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Engine Pre-heater for Generator Sets and Mobile Equipment

Mar 7, 2009

SPOKANE, WA - Hotstart® Manufacturing offers a range of small, compact engine pre-heaters for stationary engines and mobile heavy equipment. Available in both 120 and 240 V models, the TPS line of pre-heaters are constructed from a polymer called poly phenylene sulfide (PPS). The durable, high-density plastic construction reduces heat loss throughout the pre-heater tank which allows more heating efficiency at 1800 watts as compared to a 2000 watt aluminum tank heater.

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HOTSTART Products Meet UL C/US Requirements

Feb 28, 2009

SPOKANE, WA - Engine pre-heaters offered by Kim Hotstart Mfg. have been approved for a listing by Underwriters Laboratory (UL). Electric engine pre-heaters rated 0.4kw - 12kw are now UL listed to Canadian/United States safety standards (File #E230789).

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Preheating for Savings

Nov 1, 2008

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 11/1/2008 Using forced-circulation preheaters instead of thermosiphon preheaters can reduce electrical consumption 25% to 36%. This provides another energy-saving strategy when specifying heaters for new gensets or upgrading heaters on existing installations. "Every little bit counts” has become a mantra in the effort to maximize energy efficiency and reduce facility operating costs.

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Forced Circulation Engine Heater Saves Energy and Money

Oct 2, 2008

SPOKANE, WA - A coolant pre-heating system is available from Hotstart® that offers energy-efficient engine heating for engines ranging in size from 15L to 100L. The pump-driven CSM offers more efficient heating than thermo-siphon tank heaters, delivering uniform heating throughout the entire engine. On larger engines, one CSM eliminates the need for two thermo-siphon tank heaters, reducing the cost of installation and material.

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