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
Rand & Waring Drill & Compressor Company formed.
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
Gardner Denver acquires Oy Tamrotor AB, Tampere, Finland and Champion Pneumatic, Princeton, Illinois, USA
Gardner Denver acquires the Apex Machine and Tool Company and the Martin Decker Corporation.
Gardner Denver makes a number of acquisitions, including Keller Tool Company and the CycloBlower Company.
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.
Launched Centac centrifugal product line.
GHH Rand launched the first two-stage oil-free rotary industrial compressor module.
Produced the first gas turbine-driven pipeline compressor, greatly reducing maintenance.
Introduced the compact and efficient legendary Type-30 compressor.
Introduced our very first 100 psig oil-free centrifugal compressor.
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.
Gardner Denver celebrates 150 years of industrial innovations.
Gardner Denver Acquires CompAir
Gardner Denver Acquires Syltone / Emco Wheaton as well as Nash Elmo
Gardner Denver established a presence in England by acquiring the Hamworthy Belliss & Morcom compressor business
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.
First manufacturer to be Class 0 certified for both oil-free rotary and centrifugal compressors.
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.
Gardner Denver Acquires Runtech Systems
Gardner Denver Announces Pricing of its Initial Public Offering
Gardner Denver to Acquire LeROI Compressors
US multi-national private equity firm KKR and Co. acquires Gardner Denver, Inc.
Gardner Denver Announces Agreement to Acquire Robuschi
Acquisition of Precision Flow Systems
Acquired Cameron Centrifugal Compression division.
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 Gardner Denver and Ingersoll Rand merge forming a new bigger Ingersoll Rand