- Category: About Stant
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1898 - 1959
Innovation, Humble Beginnings, Entry into Automotive
1944 – Stant earned armed forces “E” award for the production of
50-caliber machine gun shell casings.
1935 – Stant produced many famous hood ornaments for classic cars
like the Lincoln, Packard, Pierce Arrow and Auburn.
1927 – Stant designed the flying quail ornament for the first Ford Model A.
1926 – The Stant Machine Company moves to Columbia Avenue, Connersville, Indiana.
1921 – Stant developed lock for Moto-Meter temperature gauge on automotive radiators.
1915 – Stant becomes world’s largest producer of piano tuning pins.
1912 – The Stant Machine Company is incorporated.
1898 – Stant is founded at 329 Western Avenue, Connersville, Indiana.
1960 - 1980
Innovation, Environmental Change and Entry into Aftermarket
1977 – Complete heater cores are added to the Aftermarket line.
1973 – Arab oil embargo creates exploding demand for locking gas caps.
1970 – Emission control caps introduced to comply with environmental laws.
1965 – Stant Manufacturing is purchased by the Purolator Products Company.
1962 – Stant added thermostat line to Aftermarket line.
1960 – Stant invented the Lev-R-Vent safety pressure cap.
1981 - 1998
Innovation, Acquisition Growth and Quality Recognition
1998 – Stant vapor management valves introduced.
1997 – Stant Corporation acquired by Tomkins PLC.
1996 – Stant achieves ISO/TS 16949
1994 – Stant Corporation acquires Fedco Automotive Components
and Trico Wipers
1993 – Stant SuperStat introduced, the first heavy-duty thermostat for cars.
1991 – Stant Corporation acquires Epicor Industries. Stant pioneers advanced ORVR technology for fuel systems.
1988 – Stant Inc. buys Standard Thomson. Stant Corporation is formed.
1987 – Stant Inc. is purchased from Emory Air Freight in management
led leverage buyout. Stant Pre-Vent fuel caps are introduced.
1981 – The Stant Pine Bluff Arkansas plant opens.
1999 - Now
Innovation, Organic Growth and Global Expansion
2012 – Stant acquires a majority interest in Pyongsan-FT, renamed
Stant Korea Corporation.
2010 – Stant acquires Shelby Corp. in Romeo, MI a leading supplier
of filler pipe and vapor line products.
2010 – Stant acquires Expert Corp. in Romeoville, IL, a Tier 1 supplier
of vapor and fluid control products, evaporative emission canisters,
and front-end carriers.
2008 – HIG Capital LLC acquires stant from Tomkins PLC.
2006 – Stant opens plant in Suzhou, China and Stant introduces the
InStant Fill fuel cap and begins charcoal canister production.
2005 – Stant opens plant in Karvina, Czech Republic.
2002 – Stant achieves ISO/TX16949.