Robertshaw – sophisticated controls for commercial and home appliances


In 1899, inspired by necessity, Frederick W. Robertshaw invented the thermostat. Then he founded a manufacturing company to make it. A century later, Robertshaw has been awarded more than 2,000 patented inventions. Naturally, a few things have changed since the first thermostat. But the inspiration to develop new inventions hasn’t. Today Robertshaw has become a global leader in the appliance controls industry. Their ability to custom design innovative electronic and electromechanical controls to meet customers’ needs is without equal.

Robertshaw are a global design, engineering and manufacturing company that sells product solutions into the white goods industry and leverages this portfolio and technology into adjacent markets and after sales channels.

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Robertshaw manufactures more than 10,000 sophisticated controls for commercial and home appliances. Primary applications include controls for clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, electric and gas cooking, ice makers, fluid dispensing, storage water heaters, gas valves for space/central heating, and automotive/off road temperature and fluid controls.

Robertshaw Global Headquarters is located in Itasca, Illinois, USA. The company employs over 6,300 employees in 11 countries, has four engineering centers, eleven manufacturing plants, and seven distribution centers.

Robertshaw strives to identify suppliers with shared values and unquestioned integrity. They develop partnerships that drive innovation for the industries we serve, providing superior service to our customers.