Company Profile

Innovations Through History

At ASCO Power Technologies, we have a long history of innovation. In fact, it’s part of our DNA. We are on a constant drive to bring new technologies and new products to our customers to help them become more productive. From paralleling switchgear to surge suppressors, load banks to communication products and power quality measurement tools, ASCO innovation stretches way beyond transfer switches.

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  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2010
 

1888

Automatic Transfer Switch
founded on September 5th,
in Baltimore, MD.

1904

Headquarters moved to NYC.

1907

Manufacture Solenoid Valve
and Switches

1925

First commercial use of ATS
for traffic signal controls

1947

Froment was founded

1953

Avtron was founded

1955

Avtron starts to build load banks

1959

Extend its business overseas
entering into UK

1967

First PCS Western Union,
Mahwah, NJ

1970

Firetrol founded in Erie, PA

1971

Control Concepts founded
in Binghamton, NY

1974

EDCO founded in Ocala, FL

1975

Develop and manufacture
systems for control of
emergency power
and conservation of energy

1983

Computer based
Diesel Engine Controller
First ASCO Generator
Control Panel I

1985

Froment introduce first
load bank
Automatic Switch Company
was acquired by Emerson
Electric Company

x

Northern Technologies founded
in Spokane, WA APT founded
in Clearwater, FL

1987

First ASCO Generator
Sensing Panel

1990

ASCO Services established
with 6 Technicians



Control Concepts
Acquisition

1991

Microcontroller Based
Diesel Engine Controller

1993

Avtron first to offer UL
Listed permanent
load banks
First Annunciator released

Launch of PowerQuest®

1994

First Digital Soft Start
Electric Controller
Avtron launch first direct
MV load bank
Launch SERIES 300 -
Industry first pre-configured
switch

1995

Froment launch Sigma
Intelligent Load Bank
Control System

1997

EDCO Acquisition

1998

Launch 7000 SERIES
transfer switch available
in open, closed, delayed
transition 1200-3000 Amps

2000

Launch PowerQuest® VPi

x

Northern Technologies
Acquisition

2001

Launch 7000 SERIES
Soft Load Transfer Switch
Solution
Avtron introduce the LP
series of high capacity
portable load banks

2002

Mark II Electric Controllers

2003

Mark II Diesel Controllers
Avtron introduce line of
suitcase-style high capacity
portable load banks
Launch H-Frame
600-1200 Amps

2005

Froment release PC
based diagnostics,
configuration, and
calibration application

2006

Automated Power
Services Acquisition

2007

Launch J-Frame
200-600 Amps

Variable Speed
Electric Controllers

2009

Consolidated Surge
Building Binghamton, NY

2010

Mark IIxg Electric
and Diesel Controllers
ASCO Services grows to
110 Technicians and
10 Salespersons
x
Avtron acquires Froment

2011

Introduction of CPMS 1.0 Standard
x
Surge Business Integrated
with ASCO
First C1, D2 Diesel
Engine Controller First
Bypass/Isolation Transfer
Switch for Fire Pump Use

2012

Launch SERIES 230
switch in Asia markets
x
Avtron and Froment
become ASCO brands

2013

CPMS Custom
x
APT Acquisition

2014

Launch SIGMA LT

2016

Launch Touch Display
Interface (TDI)
Launch Active Surge
Monitor (ASM)

2017

Mark III Electric
Controllers
ASCO Power Technologies
Headquarters moves to new,
state-of-the-art facility in
Florham Park, NJ
ASCO Services grows to
135 Technicians and
20 Salespersons
ASCO Power Technologies was
acquired by Schneider Electric
on October 31st.

 

1888

Automatic Transfer Switch founded on September 5th, in Baltimore, MD.

1904

Headquarters moved to NYC.

1907

Manufacture Solenoid Valve and Switches

1925

First commercial use of ATS for traffic signal controls

1947

Froment was founded

1953

Avtron was founded

1955

Avtron starts to build load banks

1959

Extend its business overseas entering into UK

1967

First PCS Western Union, Mahwah, NJ

1970

Firetrol founded in Erie, PA

1971

Control Concepts founded in Binghamton, NY

1974

EDCO founded in Ocala, FL

1975

Develop and manufacture systems for control of emergency power and conservation of energy

1982

Firetrol relocated to Cary, NC

1983

Computer based Diesel Engine Controller

1983

First ASCO Generator Control Panel I

1985

Automatic Switch Company was acquired by Emerson Electric Company

1985

Froment introduce first load bank

1985

Northern Technologies founded in Spokane, WA APT founded in Clearwater, FL

1987

First ASCO Generator Sensing Panel

1990

Control Concepts Acquisition

1990

ASCO Services established with 6 Technicians

1991

Microcontroller Based Diesel Engine Controller

1993

First Annunciator released
Launch of PowerQuest®

1993

Avtron first to offer UL Listed permanent load banks

1994

Launch SERIES 300 - Industry first pre-configured switch

1994

First Digital Soft Start Electric Controller

1994

Avtron launch first direct MV load bank

1995

Froment launch Sigma Intelligent Load Bank Control System

1997

EDCO Acquisition

1998

Firetrol acquired by ASCO

1998

Launch 7000 SERIES transfer switch available in open, closed, delayed transition 1200-3000 Amps

2000

Launch PowerQuest® VPi

2000

Northern Technologies Acquisition

2001

Avtron introduce the LP series of high capacity portable load banks

2001

Launch 7000 SERIES Soft Load Transfer Switch Solution

2002

Mark II Electric Controllers

2003

Mark II Diesel Controllers

2003

Avtron introduce line of suitcase-style high capacity portable load banks

2003

Launch H-Frame 600-1200 Amps

2005

Froment release PC based diagnostics, configuration, and calibration application

2006

Automated Power Services Acquisition

2007

Variable Speed Electric Controllers

2007

Launch J-Frame 200-600 Amps

2009

Consolidated Surge Building Binghamton, NY

2010

Mark IIxg Electric and Diesel Controllers

2010

Avtron acquires Froment

2010

ASCO Services grows to 110 Technicians and 10 Salespersons

2011

First C1, D2 Diesel Engine Controller First Bypass/Isolation Transfer Switch for Fire Pump Use

2011

Introduction of CPMS 1.0 Standard

2011

Surge Business Integrated with ASCO

2012

Avtron and Froment become ASCO brands

2012

Launch SERIES 230 switch in Asia markets

2013

CPMS Custom

2013

APT Acquisition

2014

Launch SIGMA LT

2016

Launch Touch Display Interface (TDI)

2016

Launch Active Surge Monitor (ASM)

2017

Mark III Electric Controllers

2017

ASCO Power Technologies Headquarters moves to new, state-of-the-art facility in Florham Park, NJ

2017

ASCO Services grows to 135 Technicians and 20 Salespersons

2017

ASCO Power Technologies was
acquired by Schneider Electric
on October 31st.

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