Founded in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1885, and finally incorporated in 1913, Trane has over 120 years of experience in the business.
Important moments in trane history
- 1885 James Trane founds what will become the Trane Company.
- 1910 James Trane and son Reuben begin manufacturing operations.
- 1923 Reuben Trane invents the convector radiator.
- 1931 The idea of using technology to give people relief from summer heat was a radical and unproven idea when Trane became an air conditioning pioneer.
- 1938 Trane fundamentally changed the concept of air conditioning large buildings with the launch of Turbovac, the industry's first hermetic, centrifugal refrigeration machine.
Trane fundamentally changed the concept of air conditioning large buildings with the launch of Turbovac, the industry's first hermetic, centrifugal refrigeration machine.This was the beginning of a long chain of innovations leading to Trane's current CenTraVac®, the industry standard for large commercial air conditioning systems. This is the most energy efficient system available anywhere for large buildings and it has earned Trane the "Best of the Best" Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- 1970s Trane acquires Sentinel Electronics, entering the building automation and management field. Trane was the first to offer integrated controls for all its products, becoming a leader in the field of energy management.
- 1984 Trane is acquired by American Standard Companies. Becomes the largest of its three businesses: Air Conditioning Systems and Services, Vehicle Control Systems (WABCO) and Bath and Kitchen.
June 5, 2008, Ingersoll Rand acquires Trane.