New business innovates fuel transportation

Ingersoll Rand incorporating Gardner Denver fuel transport solutions
Focused on the development of vehicle-mounted transport solutions and fuel systems for the fuel transportation market, Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions (IRTS) has been launched following the merger of Ingersoll Rand, air compressor and fluid power specialist, and Gardner Denver, which completed in March 2020.

IRTS will act as an umbrella organisation for four respected and well-known global brands; Gardner Denver Transport Solutions, GHH RAND®, EMCO Wheaton Fuel Systems and TODO. While the strategic brands will retain their own identity and markets, IRTS will be positioned across them all, feeding innovation, capital, and global opportunities at scale, through a sustainable market approach.

Embracing Gardner Denver’s bulk and liquid transfer solutions and electric compressors, EMCO Wheaton’s road-tanker equipment and fleet fuelling systems, TODO’s dry break couplers, and GHH RAND’s bulk compressor tanker solutions, the new company will focus on further innovating and developing the portfolios of its four strategic brands, helping customers to embrace more sustainable transportation solutions.

Overcoming sustainability challenges
Paul Pearson, business line director EMEIA and Asia, Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions, said of the new business: “IRTS has been formed to help our business focus on innovation specifically within the alternative fuel transportation segment. The entire industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change as we migrate from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. This brings fresh new challenges for our customers who need a partner to guide them through this new landscape.”

“Through Gardner Denver Transport Solutions, GHH RAND, EMCO Wheaton and TODO, IRTS adopts a heritage of innovation. Our long-term strategy is to further this legacy and continue to design and develop innovative bulk and liquid transfer solutions, electrified compressor packages, fuel systems and dry break couplers which help our customers overcome their sustainability, new mobility, and market challenges.”

Three service pillars, four strategic brands
IRTS has been established on three critical service pillars: innovation, collaboration, and scale. Through accessing the research and development capabilities of Ingersoll Rand, together with its strong capital and global reach, it is expected that the four strategic brands will continue to grow their individual market shares and work more closely with businesses to develop custom-engineered transport solutions.

Gardner Denver Transport Solutions is a provider of specialist equipment used to transfer dry and liquid bulk materials from road tankers and other vehicles. The company has continued to evolve its portfolio and now also produces tailored on-board power systems for operating equipment and bespoke electric compressor packages for e-mobility vehicle solutions.

EMCO Wheaton supplies fuel tank truck equipment and bus fleet and aviation fuelling systems with the product portfolio installed in fuel transportation and the wider fuelling industry.

TODO is the pioneer behind the famous DRY-BREAK® couplings, which are used in the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical industries. TODO products transfer highly valuable and aggressive media in the most testing conditions for loading and off-loading in a wide variety of applications from offshore to road and rail with the couplings carrying the highest level of certification and approvals available worldwide.

GHH RAND® focuses on the production of innovative oil-free compressors for the global road tanker industry. The company combines leading compression technology, deep application knowledge, and a global footprint, to work in partnership with customers and meet specific dry bulk compressor application challenges

Growth remains on the agenda for IRTS as Paul explains: “With IRTS we have a unique opportunity to position our strategic brands at the forefront of sustainable transportation solutions. Our design and engineering expertise is already playing a key role in fuelling smarter, safer transportation for millions of people around the world, and through the combined expertise, experience, and skills of our strategic brands, we can heighten innovation even further to develop cutting-edge hydrogen, liquefied natural gas and alternative energy solutions that help reduce vehicle lifecycle costs and contribute to improved sustainability.”