Sharonville Large Business Award

CSZ Receives Large Business Award

CSZ was presented with the Sharonville, Ohio Large Business Award on January 24, 2013 as the outstanding large business of the year in the community. CSZ was recognized for its physical growth, job creation and dedication of its employees. The company has expanded its original Mosteller Road location 6 times and purchased the neighboring property in 2001 which houses its custom production, industrial division offices and test laboratory. The company is continuing to expand to support its double-digit sales growth. As CSZ moves into the future we will continue to be innovative with current product lines and invest in Research and Development to provide world class temperature management solutions in its Industrial, Medical and Testing Divisions for years to come.


Sharonville Large Business Award

Citizen of the Year Award

Eileen Berke, Chairman of the Board of Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Inc. also received the 2012 Citizen of the Year award from the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce as a testament to the impact the Company has had on lives of others and for our community now and in the future. The deserved recognition she has received is an inspiration to others for what they can achieve with similar exemplary attitude, dedication and spirit. She donated the use of 6 acres of land to show her support of the community with the dedication of the Berke Soccer Complex in October 2011. Eileen is also a sponsor and serves on the Board of the Sharonville Fine Arts Center in downtown Sharonville. She has also donated Cincinnati’s first Occupational Therapy Center which will provide a large benefit to the education and training of those who have been struck with life changing debilitating injury, to help them get back to living in their own home as soon as possible.  Learn more about Eileen Berke Occupational Therapy Center and her involvement in the community.

Cincinnati Sub-Zero Celebrates 70 Years

Cincinnati, OH- July 2010 - Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Products celebrates their 70th anniversary. As they celebrate, they look to the past with pride, the future with excitement, and a dedication to serving customers with quality products and solutions that meet and exceed all their customers’ needs.

CSZ began their journey by distributing freezers. In 1949, they switched gears to manufacturing industrial freezers which were followed by a full line of environmental test chambers. In 1963, the Medical Division was created when the company began manufacturing products for the health care arena, supplying a full line of patient temperature management products that are used in Operating Rooms and Intensive Care units all around the world. In 1989, CSZ opened their test laboratory (formerly ESSC) to meet the testing needs of their customers by providing contract climatic testing and independent qualification testing services.

Below is a brief overview of the company’s history and where it all began.

  • 1940 - Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) opened its doors as the first U.S. distributor of DeepFreeze brand freezers.
  • 1949 - The Industrial division was established when CSZ began manufacturing low-temperature industrial freezers followed by a full line of environmental test chambers.
  • 1963 - The Medical division was established when the company began manufacturing products for the health care arena, supplying a full line of patient temperature management products for use with water and air.
  • 1985 - When the company reached capacity at their downtown Cincinnati facility, they relocated into a larger facility in Sharonville, Ohio to accommodate market demand and future expansion.
  • 1988 - CSZ opened ESSC test laboratory to meet the testing needs of their customers by providing contract climatic testing and independent qualification testing services.
  • 1996 & 1998 - The quality of CSZ’s products is affirmed by its ISO-9000 certifications, which were earned for its medical products in 1996 and industrial products in 1998.
  • 1998 - The Medical division acquired a line of thermal therapy products from Zimmer Inc., formerly Seabrook, which set the foundation for future growth.
  • 1999 - As the demand for testing increased, CSZ added an additional ESSC testing facility in the Detroit area. All ESSC laboratories meet the American Association for Laboratories Accreditation, A2LA, quality certification standard for contract test labs.
  • 2001 - As the company continued to grow, CSZ purchased the neighboring property and relocated the ESSC test laboratory from Blue Ash. The warehouse incorporates CSZ’s fabrication facility along with additional space for future growth of the company.
  • 2009 - ESSC Test Laboratory changed its name to CSZ Testing to better symbolize our expanding range of environmental testing capabilities. We believe this change will allow us to align all three divisions of Cincinnati Sub-Zero.

CSZ’s growth has been attributed to a long-serving and dedicated staff. The company employs approximately 250 employees many of whom have worked for the company for decade. In fact, many employees have first, second, and third generation family members working there as well.

"Our employees are the key to our success," says Steven J. Berke, the company President and CEO. "They understand and are dedicated to CSZ’s commitment to quality. We want to maintain our reputation as a quality provider of temperature-controlled products. By either developing, designing, distributing or providing contract services, we aim to meet the customer's needs. Responding to customer needs is our primary goal."