Gardner Denver, Inc. is the leading global manufacturer of highly engineered reciprocating, rotary and vane compressors; liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial and
transportation applications; pumps used in the petroleum and industrial markets and other fluid transfer equipment serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Our products
and engineered solutions are sold through multi-channel, worldwide distribution systems and are used for applications in virtually every market sector, ranging from industrial
movement to environmental processes and healthcare applications to energy production. Our strategy focuses on growth through acquisition, increased market share, product development,
cost reductions and penetration of niche markets that are expanding faster than the global economy.
Gardner Denver's operations are organized into two reportable segments - Compressor and Vacuum Products and Fluid Transfer Products. In the Compressor and Vacuum Products segment;
we design, manufacture, market and service the following products for industrial and commercial applications: rotary screw, reciprocating, sliding vane and centrifugal compressors;
positive displacement, centrifugal and side channel blowers; liquid ring pumps and engineered systems. With the July 2005 acquisition of Thomas Industries Inc., the product range
now also includes single-piece piston, reciprocating, diaphragm and linear compressors and vacuum pumps primarily serving OEM applications.
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The Gardner Denver Brands
Gardner Denver is proud of its heritage, with millions of products installed around the world
and product lines more than one hundred years old. Throughout its history, Gardner Denver has made strategic acquisitions enabling it to grow and expand into new markets.
Many of these acquired companies had built solid reputations in their specific markets. Gardner Denver has preserved their equity in the world marketplace, while establishing
them as brands within the Gardner Denver family.
The original Gardner Denver brand is the largest in the family, with products ranging
from blowers and compressors to high pressure water jetting systems and petroleum drilling and well servicing pumps.
The Champion brand retains the legacy of Champion Air Compressors founded
in 1919. Having designed the first two-stage compressor for the small compressor market, Champion maintains its innovative tradition. Champion reciprocating and rotary screw air
compressors continue to provide the world with quality and value.
The Emco Wheaton brand was derived from a 2004 acquisition, introducing new product lines to
Gardner Denver’s Fluid Transfer Division. As a leading provider of solutions for bulk storage and the transfer of hazardous gasses and liquids, Emco Wheaton manufactures
loading arms, storage tank equipment and fuel systems for marine, road, rail, storage and aviation industries.
The combination of two recently acquired and renowned German companies has resulted in the Elmo Rietschle brand.
With a product line including high quality side channel and other unique blowers, Gardner Denver has been able to enhance its global sales channels and manufacturing base.
The Nash brand of Gardner Denver is the world’s largest manufacturer of liquid ring pumps, as well
as the inventor of the "liquid ring" principle. With manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, South America and China, Nash is able to provide reliable, efficient
pumps to many industries around the world including pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining, chemical and electric power.
Gardner Denver’s addition of the Thomas brand included precision-engineered pumps and compressors in growth industries uncommon to the rest of Gardner Denver. This diversity also
added to the company’s manufacturing base and provided new sales channels and a strong focus on original equipment manufacturers. Thomas also manufactures tank mounted air compressors
for the construction industry under the brand names Ultra Air-Pac
and Renegade, and aspirators and nebulizers under the brand
name Medi-Pump. Together, the Gardner Denver family is well positioned to continue to provide the world with
high quality, cost-effective equipment and services.
In addition to Gardner Denver’s major brands, we also support many well-known product lines as part of the Gardner Denver brand. We offer these under their original names for our