After George Gille, John Kathe, and George Wall discovered there was no interest in their vacuum design where they worked, they found financial backing for a new company in the form of Elation and Maculae Irwin. The Wall Pump and Compressor Co., with headquarters and manufacturing located on Quincy’s riverfront, was born in July 1920.
By 1924, the company had expanded its line beyond its original products, vacuum pumps designed for milking cows and its name to Quincy Compressor Company. By that time, Quincy Compressor had begun selling reciprocating air compressors, and the company grew with the increasing demand for compressed air.
In 1937, Quincy Compressor introduced the Quincy QR-25, which has become an industry symbol of quality over the past 82 years. These same durable characteristics are present in all of Quincy’s complete reciprocating line, which is manufactured in Quincy, Illinois.
In 1980 we began machining and manufacturing operations in our Bay Minette, Alabama, plant, where we manufacture our rotary screw compressors and vacuum pumps. We expanded the Bay Minette plant’s capacity in 1996.
In 2004, we expanded into Kunshan, China, as we opened Q-Tech Air Systems, Ltd. Q-Tech currently employs about 35 people and is expanding. This facility assembles and tests Global rotary screw compressors. The first official production was in July 2004, and the official opening of the facility was in September 2004.
Today, Quincy Compressor is dedicated to delivering uncompromising reliability and performance, customized for the most demanding applications.