A Division of Bay Verte Machinery


Robinair’s position as a global leader in service tools and equipment is the result of evolution and recognizing market opportunities. Robinair was founded in 1956 by the Kent-Moore Corporation of Warren, Michigan, to design and manufacture specialized tools for repairing appliances. The name of the new company was a combination of the names of two Kent-Moore executives, Robinette and Adair. With the increasing popularity of air conditioning, both for homes and automobiles, Robinair soon moved into this growing market. In just a few years, the product line was the most complete in the industry.

Work for a major appliance manufacturer determined Robinair’s location in northwest Ohio-the original factory was built in Edgerton, midway between the OE’s offices and Kent-Moore. In 1958 a fire destroyed the plant, but within a few short months, work resumed at a new factory in nearby Montpelier. That building served as the core of Robinair’s headquarters and was expanded many times as Robinair continued to serve the HVAC-R and automotive aftermarkets around the world. In 1982, Kent-Moore (and thus Robinair) was acquired by Sealed Power Corporation, now SPX Corporation. Possibly Robinair’s biggest claim to fame is its refrigeration service vacuum pump product line. Robinair is recognized throughout the world has the quality and performance leader in AC/R evacuation tools and this position has led to its success with the full range of products. More than 10 years ago, the company offered the first refrigerant recovery and recycling units (automotive market) in response to environmental concerns. Since that time, Robinair-built units have become the industry’s best sellers.

Today, Robinair, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, is a global leader in service tools and equipment based in Owatonna, Minnesota. Products serve the heating/ventilating/air conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC-R) and mobile markets, which includes the automotive aftermarket along with other industries such as agriculture and construction

Website: https://www.robinair.com/automotive