Profile: A. O. Smith Corp (AOS)
9 Dec 2013
A. O. Smith Corporation, incorporated on July 09, 1986, is a manufacturer of water heating equipment, serving a diverse mix of residential and commercial end markets principally in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: North America and Rest of World. Both segments manufacture and market comprehensive lines of residential gas, gas tankless, oil and electric water heaters and commercial water heating equipment. The North America segment also manufactures and markets specialty commercial water heating equipment, condensing and non-condensing boilers and water systems tanks. The Rest of World segment also manufactures and markets water treatment products, primarily for Asia.
The Company serves residential and commercial end markets in North America. Its products include gas, gas tankless, oil and electric water heaters; boilers, and other. Its residential and commercial water heaters come in sizes ranging from 2.5 gallon (point-of-use) models to 594 gallon appliances with varying ranges. It offers electric, natural gas, oil and liquid propane models, as well as solar tanks and gas tankless units energy efficient homes. Its applications include residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, laundries, car washes and small businesses. Its residential and commercial boilers range in size from 40,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs) to 5.0 million BTUs. Its commercial boilers are used primarily in space heating applications, including buildings, hospitals, schools, hotels and other commercial buildings. Its North America segment also manufactures copper-tube boilers and expansion tanks, commercial solar systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts.
The Company competes with Rheem, Bradford-White, Aerco, Weil-McLain and HTP.
Rest of World
The Company is a supplier of water heaters to the residential market in China, with a product offering, including electric, gas tankless, heat pump and solar units. The Company manufactures, and through its water heater distribution channels, supply water treatment products, such as reverse osmosis units to the China residential and commercial markets, as well as export markets throughout the world.
The Company competes with Haier Appliances, Ariston, Siemens, Midea, Rinnai, Noritz, Bajaj and MTS-Racold.
A. O. Smith Corp
P. O. Box 245008
MILWAUKEE WI 53224