Aventics Celebrates 50 Years in Kentucky

  • October 02, 2014
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October 2, 2014 – Aventics recently celebrated 50 years in their Lexington, Kentucky manufacturing facility, producing NFPA pneumatic and hydraulic steel cylinders. Aventics as a stand along company is quite new, but the company roots for pneumatics go all the way back to 1869 when it was part of Westinghouse Air Brake, and the invention of the air brake by George Westinghouse. Over those 145 years, the company name and ownership have change several times. Previous company names in addition to Westinghouse Air Brake include: WABCO Fluid Power (division of American Standard); The Rexroth Corporation, Pneumatics Division; Mannesmann Rexroth, Pneumatics Division; Mannesmann Rexroth Corporation, Rexroth Mecman Division; Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Pneumatics; and Rexroth Pneumatics Corporation. What has not changed is the company and associate commitment to producing quality components and systems. Aventics products include:  pneumatic and electro-pneumatic valves and positioners, pneumatic fieldbus manifold systems, pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic actuators and control systems, air preparation, industrial shock absorbers, pneumatic fittings and tubing, vacuum generators, suction cups, non-contact transport units, electronic transmission controls, pneumatic and electronic marine propulsion controls, and inverted tooth chain. Customers are served by six global factories and sales networks in over 40 countries. About AVENTICS AVENTICS is a globally active manufacturer of pneumatic components and systems. The company is also a specialist supplier of drive and control solutions for the marine industry and commercial vehicles, as well as inverted tooth chains for production processes. Since the start of 2014, the former subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth has been operating as a standalone company under the name of AVENTICS.  

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