Our History

Our roots go back to the year 1758 when the St.-Antony-hut was founded in the heart of industrial Germany, in Oberhausen. Over time it grew to "Gute-Hoffnungs-Huette". Its abbreviation can still be found in our brand name, "GHH RAND".

Our success story in compressed air began with the invention of the first dry running screw compressor in the 1950’s – a strong example of our pioneering achievements and forward-thinking methodology.


Our unique and well-proven knowledge and experience within the oil free arena continues to be relied upon across the globe. Our goal is to always to design products with the highest levels of quality that provide a simple, plug and plug solution, providing you and your customers with complete peace of mind. This can only be achieved with the experience and quality procedures gained over years of service.


First oil-free screw compressor stage invented at GHH

First two stage oil-free industrial compressor module

The pioneer in dry bulk truck unloading: The first oil-free SILU® prototype

First truck mounted SILU® compressor with auxiliary drive

First serial SILU® aggregates for truck mounting

Supply and license agreement between Ingersoll-Rand and GHH

Design of 2 stage oil-free CD compressor block

Ingersoll-Rand forms joint venture "GHH RAND" with MAN-GHH 

Development and implementation of Ultracoat® on all oil-free airends

GHH RAND becomes full subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand

GHH RAND celebrates its 50th anniversary in the oil-free rotary screw industry

New OS series of oil-injected screw airends

GHH RAND introduces a new product for the liquid road tanker market: The SV120, a compact and extremely reliable sliding vane compressor.

GHH RAND introduces the next SILU® innovation: The CS1200 family. A direct driven in-chassis solution, PTO powered, light weight, durable and easy to install.

The CS580/CS750 series completes the direct driven in-chassis range.

A new slim line, plug and play air cooler, developed for a multitude of applications, for use with both truck air compressors & blowers.

GHH RAND Transport joins Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions