Engel Innovation

For the past 56 years, people who’ve needed to keep things cold – whether they’re on the water, on the road, or even off road – have turned to Engel, the pioneer in portable refrigeration and cooling. Engel started the portable AC/DC fridge freezer business, way back in 1962 with their game changing and revolutionary 12 Volt DC freezer compressor. They haven't stopped innovating since. Engel Coolers was the first and the original high performance rotationally molded cooler manufacturer, inventing the process back in 2005 and perfecting it by 2007. Engel continues to innovate to this day.

Engel Innovation
  • 1962

    ENGEL STARTED IN JAPAN WITH FRIDGE FREEZERS

    Over fifty six years ago Sawafuji Electric Co. Ltd in Japan invented the world’s first 12 Volt DC compressor. They proceeded to develop this into the worlds’ most durable freezer compressor, used to power the Engel Portable fridge-freezer we know today. From its early beginnings in the 1960's this unit has evolved into a powerful and efficient cooling unit. This is the only compressor of its type in the world.

  • 1999

    INTRODUCING THE ENGEL BRAND TO THE USA

    Founder and CEO, Paul Kabalin launched the Engel brand into the USA market.

  • 2004

    ENGEL LAUNCHES THE ULTRA COOL FIBREGLASS COOLER IN THE US

    We launched the UltraCool fiberglass coolers which had a marine gel-coat finish, and thick polyurethane foam, which could retain ice for over a week.

  • 2005

    ENGEL LAUNCHES FIRST GENERATION ROTO MOLDED COOLERS

    We launched first generation roto molded UltraCool coolers in the USA.

  • 2005

    ENGEL INTRODUCES THE POPULAR COOLER /DRYBOXES

    Our compact groundbreaking cooler/dry boxes are perfect for keeping food fresh, for storing sensitive electrical equipment, cameras, medical supplies or safety equipment. They float and can be used as a ditch bag.

  • 2007

    ENGEL INTRODUCES THE ORIGINAL ROTO MOLDED HIGH PERFORMANCE COOLER

    Engel Original High Performance CoolerPaul Kabalin designed and patented a new one piece Roto high performance cooler, the first of its type in the U.S. Featuring ice retention of up to 10 days and a rugged, adventure ready build, it became an instant classic.

  • 2008

    THE COOLER IMITATIONS ARRIVE

    Shortly after we displayed our ground breaking newly designed coolers, others followed. So far we have seen 60 brands enter this market segment. None have matched our balance in performance and our diversity of features.
  • 2015

    ENGEL INTRODUCES BACKPACK /SOFT SIDED COOLERS

    Our Cooler BackPacks are engineered to withstand harsh use on land or sea. Rugged, tear-resistant and waterproof, these backpack coolers go anywhere.

  • 2015

    ENGEL TUMBLERS ARE LAUNCHED

    Taking advantage of the latest vacuum technology, these stainless steel, vacuum insulated mugs offer the first truly leak proof lid - that the market wanted.

  • 2018

    NEW ENGEL SOFT SIDED COOLERS ARRIVE

    Engel launches the HD30 high performance soft sided coolers. They are the easiest and widest opening cooler featuring patent pending Vacuum Valve Technology – which greatly increases performance.

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