Founded in 1871 in New York by Simon Ingersoll the company initially produced rock drills used in mining and transport projects, such as railway and eventually roads. The company merged in 1905 with the Rand Drill Company to form Ingersoll Rand. The company, through acquisition and growth, is now a global diversified industrial company based in Dublin, Ireland.
Ingersoll Rand patented many drilling pieces and tools, in 1912 the company was credited with producing the first ever jackhammer, in 1925 the first commercially successful diesel electric locomotive engine, then in 1977 built the world’s fastest rescue drill. Companies that have been acquired by Ingersoll Rand include Geith International, an Ireland-based equipment attachments manufacturer and Kryptonite Corporation, a manufacturer of portable security products.
Current Ingersol Rand equipment includes air solutions, residential and commercial air conditioning, tools, material handling, golf cart manufacture, utility vehicles, time management systems, stationary refrigeration and transport refrigeration. The business is split into four divisions; Industrial Technologies, Security Technologies, Climate Solutions and Residential Solutions.
A leading marketplace for Ingersoll Rand is in construction and the mining industry due to their wide range of compressors and portable drilling equipment. The Rand 1400 air compressor used a Cummins engine and was able to compress at high levels for long periods. The Nirvana rotary screw air compressor is able to achieve 1498 RPM and is used for specialist mining applications.