Rooted in History. Focused on the Future.

Gardner Denver and its family of renowned brands look back on a proud history - from the beginnings in the mid-1800s as the manufacturer of the Flyball Governor, the first effective speed controls for steam engines, to the presence as a global corporation with a diversified product portfolio and operations in over 30 countries. At the same time, we are focused on the future, driven to further raise the bar.

Use the interactive timeline below to scroll through Gardner Denver's historic milestones or click on the "Read more" icons to explore our history in more depth.