Gardner Denver Announces Partnership with Drop in the Bucket

23 Jun 2014 Leading global manufacturer of industrial compressors, blowers, pumps, loading arms, and fuel systems makes donation of funding and equipment to non-profit for water well drilling in Ugandan schools

Gardner Denver Announces Partnership with Drop in the Bucket

Leading global manufacturer of industrial compressors, blowers, pumps, loading arms, and fuel systems makes donation of funding and equipment to non-profit for water well drilling in Ugandan schools

Drop in the BucketMILWAUKEE– June 23, 2014 - Gardner Denver, Inc. announced today a partnership with Los Angeles-based non-profit Drop in the Bucket to facilitate the drilling of water wells in an effort to provide clean drinking water to schools in Uganda. Along with a financial contribution, Gardner Denver will also be donating one of its top-of-the-line industrial compressors for use in the drilling of the wells.

The partnership, forged following the February 2014 Gardner Denver distributor conference in Cape Town, South Africa, stems from feedback received from Drop in the Bucket’s drilling partners in Africa regarding Gardner Denver’s Turbo Screw technology. The drillers commented that the company's GD (CompAir) model C230TS-17 Turbo Screw is the ideal compressor for water well drilling and an excellent candidate to provide the solution to drill for water in South Sudan and Uganda.

"Given the success of water well drilling studies conducted with this particular device, it seemed a natural fit to assist Drop in the Bucket by providing them with one of our compressors," said Peter Wallace, Chief Executive Officer of Gardner Denver. "We are fortunate to offer this top of the line technology to help Drop in the Bucket maximize efficiency and further aid efforts to bring clean drinking water to school children in Uganda."

"This donation is monumental for us; it provides our drillers with superior equipment and will lead to more access to clean drinking water," said John Travis, co-founder, Drop in the Bucket. "There is no question that this donation will speed up our drilling operations so that the many girls who spend hours every day walking to fetch water can instead spend their time in school."

"This partnership marks another milestone in KKR’s effort to align our U.S. industrial companies with not-for-profit partners who benefit from a company's technology and share in a mission of improving the quality of life for others," said Pete Stavros, Gardner Denver board member and Head of KKR’s Industrials investment team in the Americas. "The partnership between Gardner Denver and Drop in the Bucket is one that promises to bring safe drinking water to many schools in Uganda, a critical step that will positively impact the education of thousands of children in the region."

About Gardner Denver:

Gardner Denver, Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver is privately owned by affiliates of leading investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Gardner Denver Inc.
Curtis Selby
(414) 212-4700
www.gardnerdenver.com

About Drop in the Bucket

Founded in 2006, the Los Angeles based non-profit, Drop in the Bucket, has been drilling water wells and constructing sanitation systems at schools in sub-Saharan Africa for the past eight years. Drop maintains field offices and full-time staff in both Uganda and South Sudan and has to date completed projects in over 200 schools in Africa. Drop in the Bucket believes that access to clean water is a basic human right and that by providing water and sanitation we can get children to attend school so that they can have the tools to be able to help themselves rather than relying on outside aid.

Drop in the Bucket
PO Box 3697
Los Angeles, CA 90078
www.dropinthebucket.or
Contact: John Travis, President
jtravis@dropinthebucket.org
phone (323) 661-8058

Gardner Denver Announces Transition of CEO from Tim Sullivan to Peter Wallace

04 Jun 2014 Gardner Denver, Inc. announced today that Tim Sullivan has decided to step down as President and CEO of the company. Tim will be succeeded by current Gardner Denver board member Peter Wallace who will become CEO effective immediately.

Gardner Denver Announces Transition of CEO from Tim Sullivan to Peter Wallace

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gardner Denver, Inc. announced today that Tim Sullivan has decided to step down as President and CEO of the company. Tim will be succeeded by current Gardner Denver board member Peter Wallace who will become CEO effective immediately.

Mr. Sullivan is departing Gardner Denver after successfully growing revenue, improving profitability, and building a deep roster of managerial talent at the company. “Gardner Denver is a better organization today than it was prior to Tim taking the helm. He has accomplished a lot in his time here and the company is much stronger as a result,” said Peter Stavros, a member of the Board of Directors of Gardner Denver and Head of Industrials for KKR.

Mr. Wallace has a wide and varied background as a senior executive in global industrial equipment manufacturing, spanning nearly 40 years. He brings the perspective of someone familiar with all facets of worldwide business operations, having held management roles in sales, marketing, and international operations before assuming CEO level positions. “Pete is a highly accomplished and skilled leader with roots in the Milwaukee community,” said Mr. Stavros, “We are confident that he is the right person to continue Gardner Denver’s growth in this new chapter of its history.” Mr. Wallace currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Gardner Denver, Inc., Applied Industrial Technologies, Rogers Corporation, and The Crosby Group. From 2004 until it was acquired in February 2013 by National Oilwell Varco, Mr. Wallace served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of Robbins & Myers, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly engineered, application-critical equipment and systems for energy, chemical, pharmaceutical, and industrial markets worldwide. Prior to 2004, Mr. Wallace served as CEO of IMI Norgren Group as well as Rexnord Corporation, where he served for 25 years across various management and senior leadership positions prior to his becoming CEO.

About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver, Inc. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver is privately owned by affiliates of leading investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Gardner Denver 7500 PSI Drilling Module

07 Apr 2014 Demand for high-pressure drilling modules is increasing at record numbers, and Gardner Denver has increased capacity to match customer requests.

Gardner Denver 7500 PSI Drilling Module

Demand for high-pressure drilling modules is increasing at record numbers, and Gardner Denver has increased capacity to match customer requests. Gardner Denver’s Director of Engineering Greg Hash says the company has not only upped its material supply, but is also now manufacturing the 7500 PSI modules at multiple facilities. In previous years, the company’s Quincy facility produced all 7500 PSI drilling modules. Now, the Tulsa and Altoona plants are also manufacturing them.

"We've seen the industry demand for the 7500 PSI drilling modules increase substantially," explains Hash. "We believe it’s because companies are now drilling deeper and more horizontal wells. Technology has allowed them to reach further, which we think is driving the need for the higher pressure drilling equipment."

Hash says in previous years the 5000 PSI drilling module was favored. Now, customers want the 7500 PSI drilling module for land base drilling. Gardner Denver’s 7500 PSI is not new. In fact, the module has been in the company’s portfolio for 15 years and primarily has been used for offshore drilling. Its longevity in the market demonstrates its durability and dependability.

"We have a proven product already available for the high pressure drilling application," says Hash. "Gardner Denver leverages its expertise in the frac market to benefit its drilling pump design as well." Hash points out that Gardner Denver is the only pump company with an engineering group aligned to support drilling and fracturing technology. While Gardner Denver’s plants can handle the demand, Hash says the most challenging part is sourcing the raw steel. The 7500 PSI module requires more steel than the 5000 because of its thicker walls and smaller bores. The company is seeking more suppliers. The 7500 PSI module mounts to the PZL (PZ 11) and the PXL.

For more information on the 7500 PSI module, please contact Gardner Denver at 1-866 GDPUMPS (1-866-437-8677) or visit

www.gardnerdenverpumps.com

Gardner Denver Acquires Conroe Plastics Molding, Inc.

04 Feb 2014 Gardner Denver today announced the acquisition of Conroe Plastics Molding, Inc. (CPM), a manufacturer of engineered seals, gaskets, and specialty plastic components for pumps and rotating equipment in the petroleum industry.

Gardner Denver Acquires Conroe Plastics Molding, Inc.

Accelerates Aftermarket Strategy

HOUSTON, February 4, 2014-- Gardner Denver today announced the acquisition of Conroe Plastics Molding, Inc. (CPM), a manufacturer of engineered seals, gaskets, and specialty plastic components for pumps and rotating equipment in the petroleum industry. CPM will become part of Gardner Denver’s Energy Group.

Established in 1989 and located in Conroe, Texas, CPM has 70 employees. The company has been a key supplier to Gardner Denver since 2002.

Saeid Rahimian, President of Gardner Denver’s Energy Group said, “The acquisition of Conroe Plastics Molding is part of our growth strategy to enhance our parts availability and service quality to our customers in the oil and gas industry. Clearly, this acquisition is a great fit with Gardner Denver’s Petroleum Pump offerings and we will continue to invest in this business.”

The CPM acquisition is part of a long-term strategy to grow Gardner Denver’s aftermarket business, which serves the oil and gas markets. Gardner Denver is investing over $50 Million including this acquisition to support the aftermarket strategy by significantly expanding its presence and manufacturing capability. These new facilities and capabilities will allow Gardner Denver to provide an unparalleled level of service to our customers

All employees of Conroe Plastics Molding, Inc. will join Gardner Denver’s Energy Group, which is headquartered in Houston, TX.

About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver, Inc., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver is privately owned by affiliates of leading investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P.

Forward-Looking Statements

All of the statements in this press release, other than historical facts, are forward-looking statements. As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused upon anticipated events or trends, expectations, and beliefs relating to matters that are not historical in nature. The words “could,” “should,” “feel,” “anticipate,” “preliminary,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “foresee,” “project,” “forecast,’’ and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These known and unknown risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release only speak as of the date of this press release, and the Company has no duty to update them, even though circumstances may change in the future that impact the Company’s underlying expectations or beliefs. As such, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

CompAir Launches Eight New Models of Lubricated Rotary Screw Compressors

15 Nov 2013 Over the last year the product development teams at CompAir have been hard at work bringing several new models of compressors to market, in several different categories.

CompAir Launches Eight New Models of Lubricated Rotary Screw Compressors

Over the last year the product development teams at CompAir have been hard at work bringing several new models of compressors to market, in several different categories. With the recent launches of eight new lubricated Rotary Screw compressors, CompAir continues to solidify its already robust product range and offering.

By keeping a close eye on market trends as well as listening to its customers, CompAir has continued to expand its small horsepower lubricated Rotary Screw product line with the introduction of the L04 (5 HP model) and L05 (7.5 HP model) fixed speed compressors. These compressor models feature a newly designed airend that provides the superior performance, reliability, and efficiency gains that customers have come to expect from CompAir rotary screw air compressors. In addition to the performance enhancements with the new airend, these new models also tout very low dBA’s as well as a new easy-to-use controller. The additional tank and dryer options allow for customization capabilities to best meet most compressed air needs while achieving minimal installation costs. These simple yet robust packages have been designed and manufactured in the USA.

While working to expand the smaller horsepower product selection, CompAir has not forgotten about the larger air needs of its customers. With the recent launch of the new L23 (fixed speed) and L23RS (variable speed) 30HP compressors and the new L29RS (variable speed) 40HP compressor, CompAir continues to enhance its already unrivaled fixed and variable speed rotary screw product offering. Providing customers with tiered options in the 30 and 40 horsepower market, these compressors also offer superior performance with a newly designed, highly efficient airend, near silent dBA levels, and a small physical footprint.

In keeping with the expansion of the L and LRS series family, CompAir also recently launched three gear-driven lubricated rotary screw compressor packages – the L26 (fixed speed - 35HP), the L29 (fixed speed - 40HP) and the L26RS (variable speed - 35HP). All of these new models are equipped with the same newly designed, highly efficient airend as their belt-driven L and LRS Series counterparts. The biggest benefit of these compressors is they offer the same CompAir superior performance in a small, compact package. They feature TEFC motors, low sound levels and the intelligent Delcos Pro controller.

With all of these new additions to the CompAir product offering, customers can now have the performance, efficiency and low total cost of ownership that they have come to rely on from CompAir L and LRS series machines no matter what their air needs may be. For more information or to get in contact with a CompAir sales agent in your area please visit the CompAir brand website at www.compair.com

TODO set to exhibit couplings with the lowest emission levels in the world at 26th World LP Gas Forum

25 Sep 2013 TODO, the world's leading manufacturer of DRY-BREAK couplings, will demonstrate how their products offer the lowest "fugitive" gas emissions in the world. 26th World LP Gas Forum in London between October 1st and 3rd 2013.

TODO set to exhibit couplings with the lowest emission levels in the world at 26th World LP Gas Forum

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LP GAS Forum & 2013 AEGPL Congress

TODO™, the world's leading manufacturer of DRY-BREAK™ couplings, will demonstrate how their products offer the lowest "fugitive" gas emissions in the world and how this helps to improve customer profits through reduced product loss when they meet delegates at the 26th World LP Gas Forum in London between October 1st and 3rd 2013.

The event is the first major gathering of the LP gas industry in London and allows TODO™ to show its advanced technology built into every Safety Break‑Away coupling which is designed to prevent loss of product with an extremely quick closing time on connection to the loading station – further helping to eliminate pull away incidents caused by human error.

TODO will also tell visitors how their TODO-GAS™ couplings help businesses to meet even the most stringent environmental standards in the world. Its ultra-low release of gas on disconnection provided by the coupling improves operator safety and prevents emissions from being released into the atmosphere.

The combined conference and exhibition is expected to attract thousands of delegates representing the entire global LP gas industry and TODO™ will take the opportunity to showcase the low-cost, environmental and safety benefits of their TODO-GAS™ couplings, adaptors and TODO™ Safety Break-Away couplings.

The exhibition also aims to show already existing customers how to get the most from their products and improve the efficiency of their gas transportation systems.

"In the past 12 months, the combination of environmental advantages, proven and low cost infrastructure, efficiency, affordability, wide variety of applications, increasing supply and increasing diversity of supply sources has made government realize the importance of LP Gas. The World LP Gas Forum offers an unmatchable opportunity for companies to boost their knowledge of, and contacts in, the LP Gas industry. We are sure that all participants will benefit from what they learn from visiting the Forum exhibitors such as TODO's." commented Francesca Santulli, Project Chief of the World LP Gas Association.

The conference has been organised by the World LP Gas Association and TODO™ will be available throughout the three day event at stand numbers 2.30 and 2.31.

KKR Completes Acquisition of Gardner Denver

30 Jul 2013 Gardner Denver is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., as well as some changes to its leadership team.  Gardner Denver and all of our employees are excited for the next chapter of the Company’s history and look forward to continuing to serve all of our customers and stakeholders worldwide.

KKR Completes Acquisition of Gardner Denver

Timothy W. Sullivan Appointed President & Chief Executive Officer

WAYNE, PA and NEW YORK – July 30, 2013 – Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) today announced that the companies have completed the transaction under which KKR acquired all of the outstanding shares of Gardner Denver for approximately $3.9 billion, including the assumption of debt.

KKR also announced today that Timothy W. Sullivan has been appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer of Gardner Denver, effective immediately. Michael M. Larsen has transitioned to the role of Interim Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Pete Stavros, Member of KKR and head of the firm’s Industrials investment team, said: “We are excited about taking this next step in the evolution of Gardner Denver. We would like to thank Michael for his leadership through the transaction and for his contributions to the organization more broadly. We would also like to welcome Tim Sullivan, a world class executive with particular expertise in driving growth and commercial excellence. Tim’s 35-year track record speaks for itself and his experience will be invaluable in accelerating the operating initiatives already underway. We look forward to working with Tim and all of Gardner Denver’s employees to drive growth and deliver continued success and value for all stakeholders.”

“I am enthusiastic about leading Gardner Denver and I am confident in the near- and long-term potential of the business,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Gardner Denver has a highly diversified business portfolio of market-leading products and solutions, strong customer relationships and a passionate team of highly talented employees. Under Michael’s leadership, the Company expanded its global footprint and leveraged its best-in-class technologies to become a worldwide industry leader. I look forward to working closely with the Board and leadership team to refine the Company’s strategy, enhance performance and build upon the Company’s positive momentum. I believe Gardner Denver is very well positioned to capitalize on the many opportunities ahead.”

As a result of the completion of the transaction, Gardner Denver common stock will no longer be listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange, effective as of the close of trading today.

Timothy W. Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan, 60, spent 35 years at Bucyrus International Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mining machinery, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors until its sale to Caterpillar Inc. for $8.8 billion in July 2011. During Mr. Sullivan’s tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bucyrus International Inc., its Adjusted EBITDA increased from $49 million in 2004 to $736 million for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2011, representing a compound annual growth rate of 54%. Prior to his position as CEO, Mr. Sullivan held managerial roles of increasing responsibility including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Director of Business Development, Director of Parts Sales and Subsidiary Operations and Product Manager of Electric Mining Shovels and International Sales.

About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver, Inc., with 2012 revenues of approximately $2.4 billion, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver's news releases are available by visiting the Investors section on the Company's website (www.GardnerDenver.com).

About KKR

Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $83.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with fund investors through its client relationships and capital markets platform. KKR & Co. L.P. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (KKR) and KKR, as used in this release, includes its subsidiaries, their managed investment funds and accounts, and/or their affiliated investment vehicles, as appropriate. For additional information, please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All of the statements in this release, other than historical facts, are forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, the statements made concerning the Company’s intent to consummate a merger with an affiliate of KKR. As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused upon anticipated events or trends, expectations, and beliefs relating to matters that are not historical in nature. Such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Among others, the following uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: (i) the risk that the merger may not be consummated in a timely manner, if at all; (ii) the risk that the definitive merger agreement may be terminated in circumstances that require the Company to pay KKR a termination fee of $103.4 million or reimbursement of their expenses of up to $10 million; (iii) risks related to the diversion of management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations; (iv) risks regarding the failure of the relevant KKR affiliate to obtain the necessary financing to complete the merger; (v) the effect of the announcement of the merger on the Company’s business relationships (including, without limitation, customers and suppliers), operating results and business generally; and (vi) risks related to obtaining the requisite consents to the merger, including, without limitation, the timing (including possible delays) and receipt of regulatory approvals from various domestic and foreign governmental entities (including any conditions, limitations or restrictions placed on these approvals) and the risk that one or more governmental entities may deny approval. Further risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements are set forth under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and its subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Company does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any duty to update these forward-looking statements, although its situation and circumstances may change in the future.

Gardner Denver Shareholders Approve Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by KKR

16 Jul 2013 Gardner Denver Shareholders to Receive $76 per Share in Cash Transaction Valued at Approximately $3.9 Billion

Gardner Denver Shareholders Approve Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by KKR

Gardner Denver Shareholders to Receive $76 per Share in Cash Transaction Valued at Approximately $3.9 Billion

WAYNE, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/16/13 -- Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) today announced that at the special meeting of Gardner Denver shareholders held today, shareholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed definitive merger agreement with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, "KKR").

The transaction follows a months-long review by the Gardner Denver Board of Directors, including a comprehensive sale process leading up to the transaction with KKR. Approximately 97% of the shares voting at the special meeting voted in favor of the adoption of the merger agreement.

Upon completion of the merger, valued at approximately $3.9 billion, Gardner Denver shareholders will receive $76 per share in cash from KKR for each share of Gardner Denver common stock they own as of the effective time of the merger. The companies expect the merger to be completed in late July or early August 2013, following the satisfaction or waiver of all conditions to the merger.

About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver, Inc., with 2012 revenues of approximately $2.4 billion, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Gardner Denver's news releases are available by visiting the Investors section on the Company's website (www.GardnerDenver.com).

Forward-Looking Statements

All of the statements in this release, other than historical facts, are forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, the statements made concerning the Company's intent to consummate a merger with an affiliate of KKR. As a general matter, forward-looking statements are those focused upon anticipated events or trends, expectations, and beliefs relating to matters that are not historical in nature. Such forward-looking statements are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Among others, the following uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: (i) the risk that the merger may not be consummated in a timely manner, if at all; (ii) the risk that the definitive merger agreement may be terminated in circumstances that require the Company to pay KKR a termination fee of $103.4 million or reimbursement of their expenses of up to $10 million; (iii) risks related to the diversion of management's attention from the Company's ongoing business operations; (iv) risks regarding the failure of the relevant KKR affiliate to obtain the necessary financing to complete the merger; (v) the effect of the announcement of the merger on the Company's business relationships (including, without limitation, customers and suppliers), operating results and business generally; and (vi) risks related to obtaining the requisite consents to the merger, including, without limitation, the timing (including possible delays) and receipt of regulatory approvals from various domestic and foreign governmental entities (including any conditions, limitations or restrictions placed on these approvals) and the risk that one or more governmental entities may deny approval. Further risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements are set forth under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and its subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Company does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any duty to update these forward-looking statements, although its situation and circumstances may change in the future.

Emco Wheaton Expands Team to Fuel Global Growth

01 May 2013 One of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment for the oil and gas transfer industry has announced a series of senior management appointments as part of the company’s global drive to further improve its customers’ experiences.

Emco Wheaton Expands Team to Fuel Global Growth

One of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment for the oil and gas transfer industry has announced a series of senior management appointments as part of the company’s global drive to further improve its customers’ experiences.

Emco Wheaton, which has been servicing the industry for more than 100 years, is lead by Vice President & General Manager Graeme Murphy who has been focusing on creating an efficient and effective team across the company, but has recently been concentrating on creating a level of customer service that by far surpasses Emco Wheaton’s clients’ expectations.

Members of the team, who are strategically based around the world, include a Global Director of After Market, an After Market Manager, a Global Marketing Manager and a Customer Service Manager.

Responsible for creating and delivering framework agreements and structuring the company’s entire after market activity is Olivier Ahmadzadeh. Based in Lyon, France, Olivier’s industry expertise, strong relationships with key stakeholders and knowledge base will ensure the company’s exacting standards are delivered across all after care activities.

Olivier will be supported in his role by the appointment of Hans Annuszies as After Market Manager for loading arm operations who is based in Kerchhain, Germany.

Spearheading efforts to innovate and improve the client experience in the UK will be Customer Service Manager, Ian Robertson. Based at the company’s head office in Margate, Kent, Ian is experienced mechanical engineer who will provide an accessible and knowledgeable single point of contact for clients of tank truck equipment solutions.

“In the current marketplace there are plenty of opportunities for companies who have quality products and the right people to apply these products,” said Graeme “As a supplier of fluid transfer systems and accessories for more than 100 years, these appointments demonstrate that we have retained a clear focus on enhancing our service offering.”

“With an improved service from start to finish, this will help us to build stronger and deeper customer relationships that are imperative to the sustained success of our business,” he added.

Aiming to increase brand visibility across new and existing customers, Emco Wheaton has made a number of additions and improvements to its customer-facing team, including expanding its global sales team and appointing a new Global Marketing Manager, Emma Ardley-Batt, who is based at the Margate office.

Emma’s responsibilities include marketing strategy creation, marketing activity plan creation and a full re-branding to increase global brand awareness for Emco Wheaton and the TODO product range. The appointment marks another step in the company’s strategic development, extending its reach and penetration further into more areas of the industry.

With an enhanced overall service package encouraging closer contact with customers and end users, these appointments can only prove beneficial to Emco Wheaton’s growth plans. Improving the service will not only retain the existing client base, but help to build new, long term relationships as it moves into new segments of an industry which has delivered 100 years of success.

“We are aware that listening to our clients and responding to their specific needs are just a couple of ways in which we can offer the best level of customer service to our clients both old and new. I am confident that the new team we are building will help us remain as one of the most well respected companies working within this industry,” Graeme said.

Safe Transfer of Hazardous Chlorine is Assured with Emco Wheaton Loading Arm

24 Apr 2013 Offering exceptional standards of user protection, a bespoke loading arm was designed by market leader Emco Wheaton which would eliminate any risks during transfer.

Safe Transfer of Hazardous Chlorine is Assured with Emco Wheaton Loading Arm

Transferring chlorine from rail cars is a dangerous and hazardous operation so to prevent leakage of this very volatile material which is most likely to occur during unloading, a major global chemical company required a solution which met their stringent health and safety requirements. Offering exceptional standards of user protection, a bespoke loading arm was designed by market leader Emco Wheaton which would eliminate any risks during transfer.

For companies that manufacture products using chlorine such as Lubrizol, whose plant in Oudalle in France produces specialty chemicals, loading and unloading rail cars is a major health and safety consideration. Equipment failure during the transfer of chlorine can cause the greatest number of incidents particularly during unloading operations, and sometimes with tragic consequences.

The first of three Emco Wheaton loading arms supplied to the Lubrizol plant, this pink loading arm, with the colour representing chlorine, will be located inside a containment building where the rail cars will enter ready for unloading. The sealed building enables operatives to leave the area once the hose connections are made to the chlorine car, prior to a computer finishing the unloading operations.

The Emco Wheaton loading arms feature specially designed swivel joints that have pressure ports to prevent chlorine being released into the atmosphere. For the safe and efficient transfer of this volatile liquid, the loading arm will be connected to the rail car manhole prior to the temperature inside the building increasing to 40ºC. The heat will bring the chlorine inside the rail car up to 40º at which point it will change to gas, leave the rail car through the arm and be re-liquified inside the storage tank. The whole process of unloading the rail car takes around one week but without chlorine loss into the atmosphere.

As one of the only suppliers of field proven loading arm equipment in the world, Emco Wheaton has proven once again it can meet the stringent safety and availability requirements of the chemicals industry and will set the standard for the safe loading and unloading of chlorine for years to come.

EMCO Wheaton Announce New Sole Distributor for Loading Arms in UK & Ireland

03 Mar 2013 As of March 2013 Flotech Performance Systems became sole UK and Ireland distributor for EMCO Wheaton.

EMCO Wheaton Announce New Sole Distributor for Loading Arms in UK & Ireland

As of March 2013 Flotech Performance Systems became sole UK and Ireland distributor for EMCO Wheaton. Flotech Performance Systems are a Grimsby based manufacturer of safe fluid handling solutions for the fuel & chemical market sectors.

EMCO Wheaton produce a range of loading arms solutions for marine, road, and rail applications so the partnership is well matched and in both the companies' core focus.

Speaking on the topic of the new partnership, Graeme Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of EMCO Wheaton, said, "We spend a lot of time finding the right partners around globe to adequately support and assist our customers (new and existing), before, during and after their loading/unloading solution is delivered.
We look for well-established, successful, financially stable, and professional organisations that have adequate engineering, project management and after-market service resources. This is why we are delighted to be partnering with Flotech Performance Systems."

EMCO Wheaton have been designing and manufacturing loading solutions for over 50 years and pride themselves in providing technically advanced solutions to suit almost any application. Graeme said: "After the solution is installed, commissioned, training given and handed over, we see this as the start of what is often a twenty-plus year relationship."

CompAir helps Jaguar

06 Jul 2011 CompAir helps Jaguar drive through energy savings with Quantima compressors

CompAir helps Jaguar

CompAir Large

Two Quantima compressors, a Q-52 and a smaller Q-43 model are installed at Jaguar Land Rover’s (Jaguar) Castle Bromwich plant in the main compressor house supplying air to the paint shop, 24 hours a day.

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For luxury car manufacturer, Jaguar, the rising cost of energy can have a major impact on profitability across its West-Midlands based plants. The company has set itself stringent environmental targets to reduce its carbon footprint through an ongoing programme of energy reduction.

This is especially the case at its Castle Bromwich facility, where the company’s current range of XF, XK and XJ models are assembled and finished.

Here, the paint process is a critical part of production and is one of the major users of compressed air. Interruptions in air supply or air quality issues will not only affect throughput in the paint shop, but can also impact on productivity elsewhere in the plant.

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Assessing compressor options

The existing compressed air installation was coming to the end of its useful, economic life and Jaguar began to investigate the options available that would ensure both continuity of air supply and deliver significant energy cost savings.

A cross-functional project team worked alongside CompAir, Jaguar’s preferred compressed air equipment provider, to evaluate the options available. This included examining the benefits of repairing or refurbishing the existing equipment or whether to invest in new, high technology compressors.

CompAir engineers carried out an air audit on the existing compressors to determine compressed air usage and the potential savings that could be achieved with the installation of a new system.

As a result, Jaguar chose to upgrade its network to incorporate Quantima’s innovative technology, installing two new compressors and ancillary equipment. At just half the footprint of the existing units, the two new machines were also easy to install in to the existing compressor house.

Clean and dry air

The two compressors are controlled by CompAir’s SmartAir Master control system to produce compressed air at 8 bar. The Q-52 unit provides the base load with the Q-43 machine coming on line when the pressure drops below 7.5 bar, helping to avoid any peaks or troughs in supply.

The compressors also provide air to the XF trim and final assembly line.

Air blast chiller

Each Quantima unit is water cooled and served by a closed loop air blast chiller; a highly energy efficient way of cooling the water to the required intake temperature which is helping Jaguar to save over 11,000 M3 of water per annum.

The air is transported to a desiccant dryer and then passes through a series of CO2 scrubbers to meet the required standards for high-quality breathing air.

This part of the compressed air treatment is critical, as a proportion of the air is used for personnel breathing masks within the paint shop booth processes and Jaguar has to ensure complete safety at all times.

Paint shop

When the clean and dry air reaches the paint shop, it is used for a variety of applications across the 5.7 miles of conveyor line.

Slave removal, where the car bodies are first placed on to the conveyor system, requires the full 8 bar pressure in order to lift the vehicles, especially on the heaviest of the models assembled at the plant, the XJ.

Compressed air is also used to control the valves operating the pneumatic paint dosing process and on both the underbody seal and the internal seam robots; an area of the process with the highest throughput.

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Further information

About Quantima

Quantima’s Q-drive compression assembly has no gearbox, no oil, no contact and no mechanical wear; just a single moving part spinning in a magnetic field. This simple construction means there is no performance degradation over the life of the compressor.

A variable speed drive enables Quantima to precisely match air output to plant demand, providing reduced electrical consumption and off load running.

Jaguar is also benefitting from the Q-life predictive maintenance package, with remote monitoring. This helps to prevent unscheduled downtime by tracking the compressors’ operating parameters and predicating when components or parts may need servicing or replacing.

Gardner Denver goes turbocharged at Hannover Messe 2011

21 Apr 2011 15th April the world's most important technology-centered event, HANNOVER MESSE 2011, closed with the best balance sheet in over 10 years. More than 6500 companies from 65 countries presented their products in Hannover. Bottarini, Elmo Rietschle, Gardner Denver (Products) and Hydrovane mounted a joint exhibit.

Gardner Denver goes turbocharged at Hannover Messe 2011

15th April, the world's most important technology-centered event, HANNOVER MESSE 2011, closed with the best balance sheet in over 10 years. More than 6500 companies from 65 countries presented their products in Hannover. Bottarini, Elmo Rietschle, Gardner Denver (Products) and Hydrovane mounted a joint exhibit.

Gardner Denver Messe Stand

As was already the case at Hannover Messe 2007, this year a number of brands were featured at a shared stand with a combined floor space of 221 m².
The design concept allows all of the brands to present themselves individually with their own identity. Since traffic areas and other areas like reception, kitchen, and meeting rooms are shared, such combined exhibits also make good financial sense.
So this year the brands Gardner Denver, Elmo Rietschle, Hydrovane and Bottarini presented their products and services in the areas of "Smart Efficiency" and "Innovation Leadership" to a broad, globally-based public. The discussions were interesting and promising.

Gardner Denver Stand - Compressors

Gardner Denver Messe - Talk to the Experts

Well over 230,000 visitors attended HANNOVER MESSE 2011. Compared with the 2009 fair, this represents a growth of between 10 and 15%. About 60,000 visitors came from abroad, over a third more than in 2009.
Every third visitor was a member of senior management, 20% more than in the previous Messe.

Gardner Denver Messe - Inside the stand

"The fair was a complete success. The Gardner Denver exhibit with the various brands showed current and potential customers the distinct advantages that we can offer: a broad range of solutions, a strong commitment to innovation, and superior quality. The synergies that result from a joint exhibit were clear to visitors and employees alike. Many compressor customers also learned more about the Elmo Rietschle product range – and we are certain that the same thing occurred in the other direction. Both the number and the quality of contacts will help us increase our market presence," noted Giorgio Angelino, VP Blowers Europe. "My thanks to everyone involved for their commitment and motivation, making this Hannover Messe an important milestone in the development of our company in Europe."

Emco Wheaton Gains Further ISO Accreditation

06 Feb 2011 The Emco Wheaton Division is pleased to announce that it has gained further ISO certification at two of its locations.

Emco Wheaton Gains Further ISO Accreditation

The Emco Wheaton Division is pleased to announce that it has gained further ISO certification at two of its locations.

Emco Wheaton Corp. located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification.

The implementation of the ISO quality system formalizes the outstanding quality system that has been in place for over 15 years at the Canadian facility.
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management system of businesses.
ISO 9001 certification:

  • applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies
  • prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met
  • is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world

Emco Wheaton Corp. designs, assembles and refurbishes a range of Dry-Break couplers and adapters as well as refueling systems for buses, locomotives, off-highway applications and the aviation market. They also serve the Canadian market for sales and marketing of loading arms and associated equipment, tank truck equipment and the Todo range of Dry-Break couplers and adapters.

Emco Wheaton UK located in Margate, England, has qualified for certification to ISO 14001:2004

Emco Wheaton UK reached this achievement through dedicated work during 2010. A small team lead the work but certification would not have been possible without the entire workforce being involved in the process and embracing ISO 14001 as a way of working.

The certificate was issued early January 2011.

ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system. Fulfilling these requirements demands objective evidence which can be audited to demonstrate that the company's environmental management system is operating effectively in conformity to the standard & regulatory requirements

ISO 14001 is a tool that can be used to meet internal and external objectives by: -

Providing assurance to management that it is in control of the organizational processes and activities which have an impact on the environment.

  • Assuring employees that they are working for an environmentally responsible organization. Providing assurance on environmental issues to external stakeholders – such as customers, the community and regulatory agencies.
  • Complying with environmental regulations.
  • Supporting the organization's claims and communication about its own environmental policies, plans and actions.

Emco Wheaton UK designs and manufactures a range of tank truck equipment and integrated systems.

These certificates prove that the Emco Wheaton Division not only takes pride in our products and operations but also supports the idea of caring for our environment.

For further information on the Emco Wheaton brand and its accreditation, please visit www.emcowheaton.com

 

Gardner Denver (CompAir) MD appointed as new BCAS president

15 Dec 2010 Managing director for Gardner Denver (CompAir) UK and Ireland, has been appointed as the new president of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS)

Gardner Denver (CompAir) MD appointed as new BCAS president

Colin Mander, managing director for Gardner Denver (CompAir) UK and Ireland, has been appointed as the new president of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) – in a special year that marks the society’s 80th anniversary as the UK’s sole trade body for suppliers and users of compressed air equipment.

Colin was officially welcomed to his new position at the recent BCAS’s 80th anniversary ball, held at the Savoy Hotel in London and attended by 200 members and guests.

Commenting on his role, Colin said: “80 years on, BCAS still plays an important part in promoting the safe and efficient use of compressed air across a broad spectrum of industries, both here in the UK and overseas. I have been working in the compressed air industry for more than 28 years and now, as the society’s 53rd president, I am looking forward to using some of this experience in helping our members to improve the range of services they offer to end users; especially by encouraging ongoing professional and technical training.”

In his role as president, Colin will be focusing on two specific areas that will help to further improve the quality and range of equipment and services offered by BCAS members.

AirSAFE registration 

The first of these is raise awareness of the AirSAFE registration scheme; a scheme established by BCAS to promote the credibility and professionalism of its members to end customers.

As the only scheme of its kind in the UK compressed air industry, it enables users to select a provider based on recommendation using a system of customer feedback, which is available to view online on the BCAS website at .(We think the following third-party websites might be of interest to visitors to our website.) http://www.referenceline.com/bcas 

From July this year, all members have been enrolled in the scheme and results already show that over 90% of customers would recommend the use of a BCAS member to their peers.

Colin adds, “BCAS is committed to raising standards for quality, safety and environmental performance across industry. The AirSAFE registration scheme is just one way that customers can see this commitment in action.

“It also means that the society can receive feedback on its members’ performance and will help to further improve the types and levels of service that it offers.”

Genuine spare parts 

Cheaper, imported parts continue to be concern for the industry and problems with the use of non-genuine spares is well documented; particularly the false economy of saving on the purchase cost, but paying a higher price to rectify the problems such parts can cause.

Throughout his presidency, Colin will be highlighting the importance of using manufacturers’ components, which have been developed to the correct specification. These will not only help users to avoid expensive repair bills and the associated cost of downtime, but can also improve overall compressor performance; including improved energy efficiency and higher reliability.
 

Processing Magazine 2010 Breakthrough Product - Hoffman™ Revolution™

09 Dec 2010 Hoffman Revolution named Processing Magazine's Breakthrough Product for 2010.

Processing Magazine 2010 Breakthrough Product - Hoffman™ Revolution™


The Hoffman Revolution is a line of high speed centrifugal blowers, designed as the world's most advanced energy management system. And the first high speed centrifugal in its class designed built and tested in the Unites States. The Revolution was introduced October 4, 2010 at WEFTEC in New Orleans, LA. The first in a family of blowers, the R-200 and R-300 are capable of flows from 2,500-8,500 CFM and pressures from 3-15 PSIG.

Highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and in a class of its own, the Revolution initially intended for applications in water and wastewater treatment markets the Revolution is recognized for innovation and quality.

The Revolution is truly breakthrough technology that takes performance and power savings to new heights of efficiency, reliability and control. Incorporating infinite life cycle active magnetic bearings driven by a permanent magnetic synchronous motor (PMSM), which is controlled by a current source inverter (CSI) type variable frequency drive (VFD), and integrated HMI touch screen optimizes control and simplifies operation. The Revolution is factory pre-wired and tested in an ergonomically designed sound enclosure for plug and play operation.

The Revolution features the most advanced and proprietary surge controller in the industry for optimized turndown, longer equipment life, and virtually no downtime.


What makes the Revolution unique is the combination of the dynamic surge algorithm and magnetic bearing's active communication, which allows the Revolution to know the exact position of the rotor, actual surge point, regardless of changing environmental conditions, and precise control surge and speed to leverage turndown to maximize power savings.

www.HoffmanRevolution.com

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