Who We Are

HOTSTART engine heaters keep you always ready

Established in 1942 with the original patent for engine coolant heating, HOTSTART has over 75 years of experience in developing complete heating solutions – providing our customers with the engine preheating systems they need for easy engine starts, immediate full power, reduced engine wear, reduced emissions, and reduced fuel consumption.

We continually strive to be the world leader in engine heating. Based in Spokane, Washington, USA, our offices in Siegburg, Germany, Tokyo, Japan, and Houston, TX put us closer to our customers and expand our capabilities. Leading heating system applications include standby generator sets, locomotives, heavy equipment, gas pipeline compressors, heavy duty trucks, and marine. We’re ALWAYS READY to solve your engine heater needs anywhere in the world.

Engine heating specialists working for you.

Our vision is to be the world leader in engine heating.

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A valued partner to many of the world’s leading engine manufacturers for 75 years, global companies like Caterpillar, MTU, Komatsu and others trust HOTSTART to meet their exact specifications and unique heating requirements.

To meet those requirements, many of our products carry CSA-C/US approval and UL C/US approval as well as the CE mark. In addition, several products have passed industry and U.S. military shock and vibration testing. HOTSTART has been certified to ISO 9001:2008 and was selected by the U.S. EPA for the first funded project to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in locomotive engines.

Partner with HOTSTART and put our engine heating engineering and manufacturing expertise to work – from concept and design to manufacture and delivery.

Celebrating 75 years 1942–2017