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Preh to supply climate control systems for Ford F-250/F-350 trucks
Preh is again supplying sophisticated climate control systems for Ford's best-selling F-250 and F-350 Super duty trucks.
By: Preh, Inc.
“After we developed the climate control system and climate controlling software for the F-150 truck in our very first order from Ford, we now can tie it to two models in the Super Duty series,“ Lontscharitsch said.
Like the current climate controls for the F-150, the control system for the F-250 and F-350 “big brothers“ also come from the Preh plant in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
For the Super Duty series, engineers employed an already proven Preh construction principle to keep the housing in the front of the climate control system dustproof. Penetration of liquids into the control unit is also prevented by the unique assembly of the button guides. In addition, for the rotary knobs of the fully automatic control system variant, Preh uses optical encoder technology, where the encoder is integrated directly onto the printed circuit board. This allows the tactile feel of the rotary knobs to be tailored exactly to customer requirements, fully independent from functional parts that would otherwise interfere with the tactile feel.
“We are proud of the fact that Ford turned again to Preh’s competence in sophisticated climate control systems for the F-250 and F-350,“ said Lontscharitsch, noting that “an intelligent assembly con¬cept makes manufacturing of the control system possible in eight variants on a single assembly line in our Mexican facility.”
Preh was founded in Germany in 1919. As a full-service supplier, Preh works directly with major automakers in the development and production of complete driver control systems, sensors and electronic control units.
The company maintains in-house capabilities for plastics injection molding, precision mechanics, light-pipe design, electronics hardware, surface finishing, laser etching and software development.
Preh employs over 2,100 people located in Germany, Portugal, Romania, France, Mexico, China and the U.S. More than 90 percent of Preh’s annual revenue comes from its automotive business. Preh’s U.S. customer service center is located in Novi, Mich. For more information, please visit www.preh.com.
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As a full-service supplier, Preh works directly with major automakers in the development and production of complete driver control systems, sensors and electronic control units.