About Trane

Going beyond to make buildings better

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 along with services, parts support and advanced controls for commercial buildings.

With more than 900 U.S. patents to date, Trane serves engineers, contractors and building owners across the globe in a wide range of markets including healthcare, industrial, data centers, food and beverage. Many of the world's best-known buildings enjoy the comfort provided by Trane solutions - including the Moscow Kremlin, New York’s Grand Central Station and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.

Trane systems and services have a worldwide 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 systems. The brand that began as a family business over a century ago now employs thousands of people around the world and continues to grow and innovate every working day.

Over 100 years of customer-driven innovation

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

Over the next hundred years, Trane established its position as a pioneer in climate control. The patent for the Convector Radiator was filed in 1926 and 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. 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.

In June 2008, Trane was acquired by Ingersoll Rand, furthering its transformation into a multi-brand commercial manufacturer serving customers in diverse global markets. Operating under Trane Technologies since March 2020, we are a climate innovation company focused on developing sustainable heating, cooling and transport refrigeration solutions for our clients.

Trane has a robust global presence and continues to grow at a rapid pace. Trane is honoring its rich legacy by continuing to provide innovative, intelligent and customized solutions through a broad portfolio of environmentally-responsible climate solutions – helping customers succeed with safer, more comfortable, more cost-effective and more sustainable buildings. Through our extensive industry and consumer collaboration, we work together to develop innovative, market-leading solutions that address the needs of today’s dynamic marketplace. We believe that integrated systems and service solutions are the key to enhancing building performance, improving quality of life for building occupants and helping building owners meet their specific business operational objectives.

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