World's Leading Providers of Essential Solutions
A LEADER IN INNOVATION
A. O. Smith is one of the world’s leading providers of water heating and water treatment solutions.
A. O. Smith employs over 16,000 persons worldwide. We have manufacturing facilities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, India, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Sales and distribution cover over 60 countries worldwide. As a global water technology leader, we are working on developing state-of-the-art solutions that are pushing new boundaries and paving the way in our industry.
CELEBRATING 145 YEARS
In the summer of 1874, Charles Jeremiah Smith started a small business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, making “hardware specialties.” A.O. Smith has cemented a legacy in automobile parts manufacturing before establishing itself as the current industry standard in water heating and treatment systems.
Decades of Trust
How we Started
A. O. Smith patents the process of glass lining a water heater tank, establishing the standardin the water heater industry.
The Smith family starts a small mechanical shop in Milwaukee, USA.
Company becomes the largest US bicycle parts manufacturer.
A. O. Smith becomes North America's largest automobile frame manufacturer
A.O Smith perfect mass production of line pipes, instrumental for the natural gas industry
Amici Mercantile Inc. and A. O. Smith became partners
Water heater division introduces the first glass-lined commercial
A. O. Smith enters China. Within 15 years, A. O. Smith becomes #1 water heater brand in China.
A. O. Smith enters the water purification industry with facilities in China, india, Vietnam, Turkey, and the USA. A. O. Smith becomes market leader in China by 2015
A. O. Smith acquires State Industries, GSW, and Lochinvar. A. O. Smith becomes the Largest water heater company in North America