History

Confidence built through experience

Aggreko was founded in 1962 in the Netherlands as one of the first rental power companies.

Over the last 45 years the company has gone from strength to strength, to where it is today with a presence in more than 30 countries and employing more than 4,000 people globally. 

Milestones in our History

  • 1962 Founded in the Netherlands
  • 1973 UK business established in Scotland
  • 1984 Aggreko became a wholly-owned subsidiary of publicly traded Salveson Group
  • 1986 Entered U.S. Power rental through acquisition of Electric Rental Systems Inc.
  • 1987 Entered the temperature control rental business through the acquisition of Mobile Air and Pierce Industrial in the US
  • 1989 Entry into the Asia Pacific region with acquisition of Yeow Kong Electrical Company in Singapore
  • 1990 Aggreko opened first permanent facility in Middle East
  • 1997 De-merged from the Salvesen Group to become a separately quoted plc on the London Stock Exchange
  • 2002 Aggreko is the official Temporary Power Generation and Distribution Services Supplier for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games
  • 2004 Aggreko established national and regional customer service centres for the US, UK, South and Central Europe
  • 2005 major contract in Uganda to supply 50MW of power
  • 2006 Major contract in Kenya to supply 100MW of power
  • 2006 Aggreko acquires GE Energy Rentals
  • 2009 Aggreko is chosen as the official supplier for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Vancouver held in 2010
  • 2010 Aggreko is the official supplier of power and airconditioning during the FIFA World Championships Football in South Africa

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