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History

Invention of first effective speed controls for steam engines; foundation of Gardner Governor Co.

Simon Ingersoll’s steam-powered rock drill is patented Ingersoll Rock Drill Company is formed

1872

Rand & Waring Drill & Compressor Company formed.

1890

Ingersoll Sergeant introduced the world's first direct-connected, electric motor-driven compressor.

Gardner Denver formed; Global expansion through strategic acquisitions to broaden its product portfolio, including CompAir, Nash and Robuschi. Listed on NYSE in 1994

1997

Gardner Denver acquires Oy Tamrotor AB, Tampere, Finland and Champion Pneumatic, Princeton, Illinois, USA

1960s

Gardner Denver acquires the Apex Machine and Tool Company and the Martin Decker Corporation.

1950's

Gardner Denver makes a number of acquisitions, including Keller Tool Company and the CycloBlower Company.

1943

Gardner Denver is listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Merger of Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Company and Rand Drill Company to form Ingersoll-Rand. ARO brand acquired Club Car acquired to broaden family of brands.

1953

Launched Centac centrifugal product line.

1953

GHH Rand launched the first two-stage oil-free rotary industrial compressor module.

1949

Produced the first gas turbine-driven pipeline compressor, greatly reducing maintenance.

1929

Introduced the compact and efficient legendary Type-30 compressor.

1912

Introduced our very first 100 psig oil-free centrifugal compressor.

1900

Introduced the Imperial X-Type portable compressor available with steam or electric drive.

Gardner Denver established itself as a global provider of compressed air and vacuum technology.

2009

Gardner Denver celebrates 150 years of industrial innovations.

2008

Gardner Denver Acquires CompAir

2004

Gardner Denver Acquires Syltone / Emco Wheaton as well as Nash Elmo

2001

Gardner Denver established a presence in England by acquiring the Hamworthy Belliss & Morcom compressor business

2001

Gardner Denver acquires 1996 Lamson Corp., Syracuse, New York, USA

Decade of strategic acquisitions to expand offerings. Celebrated 100 years on NYSE; the 16th oldest company and the 12th oldest continuously listed company.

2007

First manufacturer to be Class 0 certified for both oil-free rotary and centrifugal compressors.

2002

Introduced Nirvana, the first truly variable speed rotary screw compressor.

Acquired by private equity firm KKR & Co. Rejoins NYSE in 2017 as public company once again.

2018

Gardner Denver Acquires Runtech Systems

2017

Gardner Denver Announces Pricing of its Initial Public Offering

2017

Gardner Denver to Acquire LeROI Compressors

2013

US multi-national private equity firm KKR and Co. acquires Gardner Denver, Inc.

2011

Gardner Denver Announces Agreement to Acquire Robuschi

Acquisition of Precision Flow Systems

2015

Acquired Cameron Centrifugal Compression division.

2019

On April 30, 2019, Gardner Denver announced that it has agreed to combine with Ingersoll Rand’s Industrial Segment to create a global leader in mission-critical flow creation and industrial technologies. This combination brings together two highly complementary companies with a combined history of over 300 years and a shared commitment to operational excellence, innovation and quality.

2020

2020 Gardner Denver and Ingersoll Rand merge forming a new bigger Ingersoll Rand

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