Gardner Denver, Inc. is a 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, to healthcare applications and 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; and 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 compressor and vacuum pumps primarily serving OEM applications.
In the Fluid Transfer Products segment, we design, manufacture, market and service a diverse group of pumps, water jetting systems and related aftermarket parts used in oil and natural gas well drilling, servicing and production and in industrial cleaning and maintenance. This segment's products also include loading arms, swivel joints, couplers, valves, fall protection and access equipment used to load and unload ships, tank trucks and rail cars.