Honored by City

CSZ Honored by the City of Sharonville

CSZ was recognized by the City of Sharonville for 75 Years of Excellence. Founded in 1940, Cincinnati Sub-Zero serves medical and industrial industries with temperature management solutions. The company moved to its current location in Sharonville, Ohio in 1985.

CSZ was also honored by the City of Cincinnati with a key to the city in recognition of the companies support to the community. 

Celebrating 75 Years

CSZ Celebrates 75 Years

Cincinnati Sub-Zero’s (CSZ) is celebrating their 75th Anniversary of providing temperature management solutions to a variety of industries. The company, which has been owned by the same family since its start in 1940 looks to the past with pride and to the future with excitement to serving customers with quality products and solutions that meet and exceed all of their customers’ needs.

Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) was founded in 1940 by Robert Jacobson, the great uncle of current CEO & President Steven Berke, as a distributor of the first practical freezer for food storage. Since then, the family business evolved from manufacturing industrial freezers for the metal working industry to supplying a full range of environmental test chambers for the industrial division which began in 1949. In seventy-five years of business CSZ chambers have been used for testing products for over 21 different industries helping make products safe, reliable and more robust.

CSZ’s business expanded its temperature controlled technology to the medical industry in 1960’s by introducing the medical division which provided hypo-hyperthermia systems for patient temperature control. Today, the division provides a full product line of patient temperature management products for various applications used to prevent permanent brain damage in patients who have suffered cardiac arrest, stroke or babies who are oxygen deprived during delivery.

In 1988, as the need for environmental testing grew, the Testing Division was formed out of a natural extension of the industrial division. By utilizing the chambers they were manufacturing in a contract test lab, CSZ was then able to provide testing services to its customers. Today, the testing lab serves its customers from two locations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Cincinnati Sub-Zero has seen many changes in its 75 years including moving facilities six times and constantly changing to adapt its products to the market. One thing has stayed the same, the family atmosphere.  The company employs over 300 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.  As a company, we continually strive to maintain our reputation as a quality provider of temperature-controlled products and solutions by committing ourselves to customer satisfaction from first point of contact to after-sales support.”

Learn more about CSZ’s history.

Sharonville 2014 Business Person of the Year

Sharonville Chamber of Commerce 2014 Business Person of the Year

Steve Berke, CEO and President of Cincinnati Sub-Zero, was awarded the 2014 Business Person of the Year Award by the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented to a member of the Sharonville Chamber who has demonstrated a clear vision and leadership, and has contributed to growth, as well as demonstrated good business practices.

Steve began his career at Cincinnati Sub-Zero while in high school, helping his father at home assembling heated blankets to treat hypothermia. Inquisitive and intrigued by technology, he significantly increased production by building an "assembly line" which laid the foundation for the future success of Cincinnati Sub-Zero.

After college, Berke joined the CSZ team and worked in almost every area of the organization. His business philosophy centers on enjoying one's work. To ensure that's a reality, CSZ has implemented casual Fridays, participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Foundation, and created a "Wall of Life" with photos of individuals whose lives were saved with a CSZ product. The entire team recites the company's Mission and Vision at every meeting as a reminder of their purpose. He values honesty, authenticity, dependability, and determination. But, he believes there is one thing that will set you apart, trust.

CSZ Medical Division New Website

Medical Division Launches New Website

To better align with emerging technologies, CSZ Medical Division has launched a new website to help serve its customers.

View the website here.

StableClimate II

Industrial Division Releases the New StableClimate® II Stability Chambers

Cincinnati Sub-Zero’s (CSZ) new StableClimate® II Stability Chambers are ideal for ICH Q1A stability testing, shelf life, package testing, and accelerated aging for a variety of applications including Pharmaceutical Products/Packaging; Medical Products/Packaging; Personal Care Products; Consumer Products and Research.

Available in one, two and three door models, CSZ StableClimate II Stability chambers provide a uniform, temperature/ humidity conditioned environment for worry-free operation with a control system that is easy to use and saves time. Learn More.
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.