• About Robertshaw

    In 1899, inspired by necessity, Frederick W. Robertshaw invented the thermostat. Then he founded a manufacturing company to make it. A century later, and still inspired by our founder, Robertshaw has been awarded more than 200 patented inventions. Naturally, a few things have changed since the first thermostat. But the inspiration to develop new inventions hasn’t. The father of our company inspired us to become a global leader in the appliance controls industry. Our ability to custom design innovative electronic and electromechanical controls to meet customers’ needs is without equal.  

    Our latest inventions are highlighted on our new Innovations and Solutions site. Each invention fulfills an important industry need and is the latest in a line of innovative controls that have been developed over the past few years. That kind of inventive thinking – and spirit – means you can expect higher standards. And get higher quality. Call. Ask about our latest inventions. And find out about the complete line of appliance and HVACR controls in the industry. You’ll benefit from our belief that invention is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. And learn, as we have, that sweating out the details leads to inspiring rewards.

    What we do

    We 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.

    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 5,500 employees in 13 countries, has three engineering centers and 10 manufacturing plants.  

    Robertshaw is a customer-centric organization built on four core values: 

    RS Values

    These values have helped us grow and evolve as a global market leader over the last 125 years.