With manufacturing facilities on three continents and a worldwide distribution network, Sullair serves customers in every corner of the globe. Sullair’s facilities located in the United States, China, and Australia are ISO 9001 certified to assure the highest quality standards in manufacturing. Dedicated training centers at all three sites offer hands-on compressor training to its channel partners and customers in multiple languages.

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8700 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 400S , Chicago , Illinois 60631 USA
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Air and Climate
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Globally (various continents)

An industry leader since 1965, Sullair uses its expertise to provide superior compressed air solutions. In 1968, after establishing itself in markets that use portable compressors, Sullair introduced stationary rotary screw compressors for the industrial market. Later, responding to market need for clean and dry air in specialized applications, Sullair developed air treatment systems for their compressors. Also in response to customer need, Sullair developed a line of proprietary compressor fluids and related products. Sullair has also utilized its rotary screw expertise to produce high efficiency two-stage and encapsulated compressors, vacuum systems, and air tools. In 1984, Sullair became a subsidiary of Sundstrand Corporation, a global manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products.

In 1999, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) acquired Sundstrand and combined it with UTC’s Hamilton Standard division, forming Hamilton Sundstrand, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high value-added airframe components and sub-systems for commercial aircraft. The acquisition reinforced a strategy of augmenting UTC’s world class aerospace and commercial franchises and brought together three companies—Sullair, Milton Roy, and Sundyne—to form the Industrial Products Division of Hamilton Sundstrand.

In July of 2012, UTC acquired aerospace giant Goodrich for $16.5 billion and merged the business with Hamilton Sundstrand to form UTC Aerospace Systems. This new acquisition positioned the Industrial Products companies outside of the core business. So with the need to raise cash to help pay for the new Goodrich purchase, UTC decided to sell the three Industrial companies. So in July of 2012, United Technologies reached an agreement to sell Sullair, Milton Roy, and Sundyne to private-equity firms The Carlyle Group and BC Partners.