Thermal Care Marks 50th Anniversary as Leading Manufacturer of Process Cooling Technology

During a Half Century, Company Has Been a Leading Innovator Focused on the Development of Durable and Energy-Efficient Products

Niles, Ill., September 11, 2019 – Thermal Care is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative process cooling technology for a wide range of more than 50 industries. Over the past half century, the company has distinguished itself as a technology trailblazer, delivering cutting-edge products that are cost-effective and long-lasting.

Thermal Care got its start as a leading provider of cooling technology for the plastics market and grew its business into other segments. During the past 50 years, some of the world’s most recognized industrial brands have chosen Thermal Care for their process cooling needs. In 2013, Thermal Care was acquired by IPEG, a family of leading businesses serving the global plastics processing, waste recycling, and industrial heat-transfer markets. After the acquisition, IPEG focused on providing the company with the necessary resources including a move into a new facility in 2016. Today, Thermal Care is headquartered in a 135,000-sq-ft facility in Niles, Ill., employing over 120 people and serving over 50 industries.

 “Our success has been built by a highly talented workforce that continually innovates, delivering new solutions that elevate our productivity and growth to drive customer satisfaction,” said Lee Sobocinski, Thermal Care president. “The foundation of our business has been our focus on innovative technology which delivers durable and energy-efficient products; and we’ve always stayed true to our customers with best-in-class service and support.”

Thermal Care was originally owned by Midwesco, a HVAC design and installation company, founded by the Mautner and Unger families in 1931. In 1969, Henry Mautner started Thermal Care to fulfill a request by a customer to expand Midwesco’s capabilities into process cooling. Mautner developed the company’s first chillers under the name Thermal Care to meet those needs. Energy efficiency, quality and innovation have been the trademarks of Thermal Care’s success ever since. 

Over the years, the company has been a dynamic and innovative developer of a range of technologies including portable chillers, fiberglass cooling towers, and variable-speed chillers. Among the most popular advancements include the Accuchiller NQV Variable Speed Chiller which has an optional variable-speed compressor for significant energy savings, and Dynamic Lift technology which continuously calculates the lowest allowable refrigerant pressure for any combination of operating conditions to maximize chiller energy savings. The company’s most recent innovation is the Accuchiller TCF series chiller, a breakthrough hybrid film evaporator chiller that reduces energy use by 34% and uses less refrigerant than competitive flooded chillers.

With a strong foundation and over 20,000 units installed, Thermal Care continues to work with their customers to shape the future of process cooling with innovative and energy savings products. Thermal Care will officially celebrate its 50-year anniversary in September with employees and the IPEG management team.

About Thermal Care

Founded in 1969, Thermal Care is a developer of leading-edge process cooling technology with energy-saving and cost-efficient product designs. The company provides heat transfer equipment to more than 50 industries and specializes in meeting the specific needs of all customers by offering both standard and custom designed industrial process cooling solutions. Thermal Care’s broad product line includes portable and central chillers, cooling towers, pump tanks, and temperature controllers. The company also delivers extensive experience and engineering knowledge to develop and execute plant-wide cooling solutions. For further information, call (847) 966-2260 or visit

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