Serck Radiator Founded
After the facility for the original “Motor Radiator Manufacturing Company” was handed back to him in 1919 following the WWI armistice, Peter Oscar Serck formed Serck Radiators in Birmingham, UK.
Serck’s Reputation Grows
Serck’s reputation was further cemented during WW2 when over 65,000 aircraft radiators and 110,000 aircraft oil coolers were produced for use with Rolls Royce, Napier and Bristol engines.
The last Serck car radiators were produced in Birmingham in 1968, but the product line had expanded so much that the company changed its name to Serck Heat Transfer. Serck developed multiple divisions and were able to offer complete heat transfer capability to all major industries.
Expanded Global Footprint
The Serck Group was acquired by BTR Industries, who were acquiring a number of major global industrial manufacturers at a rapid pace. This grew Serck’s global footprint, as BTR merged a number of global radiator manufacturing arms under one operating body.
The Present Shape of Serck
As had been its regular practice through acquisition and divestiture, BTR regorganised and re-sold the Serck business. Several facilities in the UK, USA and Middle-East were sold. These businesses, and the expert teams therein, make up the core of today’s Serck business – with many team members still with us from that time. This is also when a significant amount of IP in the form of drawings of coolers from the 1970s and 80s was split off and sold, first to Honeywell and then to Therco. We continue to work with Therco today to repair and replace those historic coolers still in use – a testament to the quality of Serck products!
The Unipart Group acquired the Serck businesses operating in the UK, US, and Middle East in 1999. For the past 20 years, the Serck companies have gone from strength to strength as they leverage the advantages of the backing of one of the UK’s most successful privately owned companies, and the advantages of optimising their operations via the Unipart Way methodologies.
Serck re-brands to support the global business
In 2020, Serck launched its new, global brand to best reflect its full capabilities to the marketplace under one, unified business.