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Trane® is a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions. Trane helps customers succeed by providing innovative solutions that optimize indoor environments through a broad portfolio of energy-efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building, contracting and energy services, parts support and advanced controls for homes and commercial buildings.

Trane serves engineers, contractors and building owners on all continents and in an array of markets including education, healthcare, government, industrial/manufacturing, data centers, lodging, retail and commercial real estate. With more than 900 U.S. patents to date, Trane creates comfortable and energy-efficient environments around the world. Renowned landmarks such as the Moscow Kremlin, New York’s Grand Central Station and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai all enjoy the comfort provided by Trane solutions.

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 commercial and residential systems.

Today, the brand that began as a family business over a century ago employs thousands of dedicated women and men around the world. We are writing new chapters in our history of growth through service and innovation every working day.

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

The history of Trane began in 1885 as a family plumbing business in La Crosse, Wis. 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 typ e 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. With the acquisition of Sentinel Electronics in the late 1970s, and General Electric’s Central Air Conditioning Division in 1982, Trane expanded both its residential and energy management offerings. In 1984, American Standard Companies, Inc., acquired the Trane Company, and four years later, launched the American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Brand. In 2007, American Standard Companies divided, allowing Trane to renew 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. At the heart of that growth is a legacy borne of the same values that characterized that Wisconsin plumbing business a century ago.

And now, a hundred years since a father and son incorporated the family plumbing business, Trane remains poised to move forward. Through our industry and consumer collaboration, we work together to develop game-changing solutions that address the needs of today’s dynamic marketplace. Trane honors the legacy in place, and builds on it by making buildings safer, more comfortable and more cost effective.  Now, and for generations to come.