Gardner Denver Thomas GmbH

Thomas, a brand of Gardner Denver, has been meeting OEM compressor and pump needs for over 50 years. Simply put, we are specialists in serving Original Equipment Manufacturers. In fact, over 90% of everything we produce goes into an OEM product. We know that the performance of our customers` design ultimately depends on the quality and dependability of its components. That`s why so many OEMs serving the medical, laboratory, food and beverage, environmental and automotive/mobile markets have entrusted their reputations to Thomas. Gardner Denver, Inc. is the leading worldwide manufacturer of compressors and vacuum pumps for the medical, industrial and energy markets.

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Livry-Gargan-Str. 10 , Fürstenfeldbruck , D-82256 Germany

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Manufacturing, Other
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Globally (various continents)
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The flow range of gas pumps extends to 360 l/min with a pressure of max 12 bar and a vacuum of 99%  local barometer.The liquid pump range goes to 3000 ml/min and a maximum pressure height of 80 m water column. With this vast product offering, Thomas can design an ideal, custom pressure or vacuum solution that can be prototyped and manufactured to meet the customers’ precise needs. In addition to the OEM, Thomas also designs and manufacturers a wide range of products for the construction, laboratory, leak detection and medical markets. Thomas employs over 900 people in 25 countries. With three manufacturing facilities in North America, Germany and China, 25 wholly owned group companies and 18 distributors Thomas is uniquely positioned to serve customers world wide. 

Gardner Denver, Inc. is the leading global manufacturer of highly engineered reciprocating, rotary and vane compressors; liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial and transportation applications; pumps used in the petroleum and industrial markets and other fluid transfer equipment serving chemical, petroleum and food industries. Our products and engineered solutions are sold through multi-channel, worldwide distribution systems and are used for applications in virtually every market sector, ranging from industrial movement to environmental processes and healthcare applications to energy production. Our strategy focuses on growth through acquisition, increased market share, product development, cost reductions and penetration of niche markets that are expanding faster than the global economy.

Gardner Denver's operations are organized into two reportable segments - Compressor and Vacuum Products and Fluid Transfer Products. In the Compressor and Vacuum Products segment; we design, manufacture, market and service the following products for industrial and commercial applications: rotary screw, reciprocating, sliding vane and centrifugal compressors; positive displacement, centrifugal and side channel blowers; liquid ring pumps and engineered systems. With the July 2005 acquisition of Thomas Industries Inc., the product range now also includes single-piece piston, reciprocating, diaphragm and linear compressors and vacuum pumps primarily serving OEM applications.