Find our mission, our ambition and the milestones of Aggreko

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 over 30 countries and employing more than 4,000 people world wide. 

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 in Salt Lake City (USA )
  • 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
  • 2008 : Official supplier for the Olympic Games Beijing 2008
  • 2009 : Official supplier of temporary power for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin
  • 2009 : Official supplier of temporary power for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Val-d'Isère ( France )
  • 2010 : Official supplier of temporary power for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver ( Canada )
  • 2010 : Official supplier of temporary power and cooling for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa

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