Rich Heritage


For over a century, Trane has seen more than the buildings. We’ve seen opportunities to build life.

The history of Trane began in 1885 as a family plumbing business in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. Joined by his son Reuben, a mechanical engineer, James Trane developed an innovative low-pressure steam heating system. By 1913, the family had incorporated as The Trane Company.

Over the next hundred years, Trane established its position as a pioneer in climate control. In 1931, the company patented its first air conditioner. Seven years later, Trane launched Turbovac, a new type of water chiller that fundamentally altered the industry’s approach to large-building air conditioning systems. These early innovations paved the way for Trane’s industry-leading commercial air conditioner, CenTraVac™— the highest efficiency, lowest emissions, most reliable chiller on the market. Throughout the second half of the Twentieth century, Trane expanded its offerings to customers and renewed its business focus and leadership in integrated HVAC services and solutions.

Furthering its transformation into a multi-brand commercial manufacturer that serves customers in diverse global markets, Ingersoll Rand acquired Trane in June 2008. With Trane a part of the family, Ingersoll Rand now provides even more innovative products, services and solutions that maximize quality and comfort in homes and buildings alike.

Today, Trane maintains a robust global presence and continues to grow at an exceptional pace. Trane honors the legacy in place, and builds on it by making buildings safer, more comfortable and more cost effective.  We help customers succeed by providing innovative, intelligent and customized solutions through a broad portofolio of energy-efficient equipment. We believe that integrated systems and service solutions will best enhance building performance, improve quality of life for building occupants and help building owners meet their specific business operational objectives.

Trane systems and services have a reputation for reliability, high quality and advanced innovation; and are available through a powerful distribution network. Trane employees and distributors are respected industry-wide for their skills and performance in designing, manufacturing, marketing and supporting HVAC systems.

Over 100 years of customer driven innovation:

  • 1st convector radiator
  • World's 1st hermetic centrifugal water chiller
  • Direct-expansion cooling coils
  • 3-D scroll and helical-rotary compressors
  • Falling-film evaporator
  • Aquastream concept
  • Tracer Building Management System
  • RTHD evo high efficiency chillers
  • Conquest best value chiller
  • Sintesis the best bundled in one air-cooled chillers
  • Flex Series modular air-cooled chillers and heat pumps
  • Balance simultaneous cooling and heating mult-pipe units
  • Airfinity high performance plug-and-play rooftop units
  • XStream water-cooled chillers and water/water heat pumps
  • Sintesis EXcellent air-cooled chillers with high speed centrifugal compressors