Symtech, Inc. celebrates 25th anniversary
April 01, 2014
The following is an industry press release...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Symtec, Inc., the leader in flexible heaters and
controllers, is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2014.
The Minneapolis, Minn. based company was founded
in 1989 as a basement operation. Symtec’s initial sales were a flexible
thumbwarmer to snowmobile dealers who were looking to solve the “cold thumb”
issue when operating a snowmobile. Throughout the years, Symtec has expanded
their product offering to over 200 products, including heated grips and seat
heaters. Many of these products incorporate the numerous company-held patents.
"Over the past 25 years, we have expanded
from a single product into a full line of heated grips, seat heaters, and other
accessories for motorcycles, ATVs, and snowmobiles,” said Riley Harlan,
president of Heat Demon.
This growth has allowed Symtec to diversify into
medical and other industries. While continually looking for ways to modify and
improve their Heat Demon branded products, there is also an increase in new OEM
customers outside of the powersports industry.
"Flexible heaters are used in many
applications across many industries, including medical, agricultural, and
industrial,” said Harlan. “Symtec will have a significant presence in those
industries over the next 25 years.”
While Symtec has expanded their products into
different industries, the office and manufacturing have also expanded into a
12,500 square foot warehouse to accommodate the growth. Growth of customers and
products has also brought a need for more employees.
"Our success is driven by our team,” states
Harlan. “In the last few years, we emphasized hiring people who are totally in
sync with our core values. That shift has really allowed us to accelerate our
growth, and solidify our position as the leader in heated solutions for
Through the steady progression and
diversification, it’s apparent that Symtec is dedicated to achieve more growth
into 2015 and beyond.