Our History

Our roots go back to the year 1758, when the St.-Antony-hut was founded in the heart of industrial Germany, in Oberhausen. The image on the right gives an impression of these times. Over time it grew to "Gute-Hoffnungs-Huette". Its abbreviation can still be found in our brand name "GHH RAND".

Our newer success story in compressed air began with the invention of the first dry running screw compressor in the 1950’s – a strong example of a our pioneering achievements and ongoing capabilities. Our unique and well proven knowledge and experience within the oil free arena, continues to be relied upon across the globe. Our goal is always to provide products with the highest levels of quality that can be integrated into your packaged solutions providing you and your customers with complete peace of mind. This can only be achieved with experience and quality procedures developed over the years.

 

 

1952

First oil-free screw compressor stage invented at GHH

1953

First two stage oil-free industrial compressor module

1958

The first oil-free SILU® prototype

1967

First truck mounted SILU® compressor with auxiliary drive

1972

First serial SILU® aggregates for truck mounting

1979

Supply and license agreement between Ingersoll-Rand and GHH

1984

Design of 2 stage oil-free CD compressor block

1994

Ingersoll-Rand forms with MAN-GHH the joint venture "GHH RAND"

1997

Development and implementation of Ultracoat® on all oil-free airends

1998

GHH RAND becomes full subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand

2002

GHH RAND celebrates its 50th anniversary in the oil-free rotary screw industry

2005

New OS series of oil-injected screw airends

2009

GHH RAND introduces a new product for the liquid road tanker market: The SV120, a compact and extremely reliable sliding vane compressor.

2010

GHH RAND introduces the next SILU® innovation: The CS1200 family. A direct driven in-chassis solution, PTO powered, light weight, durable and easy to install.

2013

The CS580/CS750 series completes the direct driven in-chassis range.