Established: 1854

Acquired: 2015

Product Type: Positive Displacement Blowers, Rotary Lobe Blowers, Centrifugal Compressors

Region: Global

Roots, a brand since 2015, is known for its long and rich history of rotary positive displacement blowers for waste water treatment plants and other industrial applications. We continue to manufacture Roots blowers—25,000 machines yearly—from the original factory in Connersville, IN (USA). We also produce robust, heavy-duty bi-lobe and tri-lobe designs that deliver reliable performance with innovative Whispair™ technology for low noise, low pulsation compression. You can read about the history of Roots on our blog Evolution of Roots Brand in the UK” from the old WC Holmes Huddersfield factory through acquisitions by Peabody Holmes, Dresser Roots and GE.

Parts and Servicing for Roots Blowers

As the original equipment manufacturer, Roots has the original drawings for thousands of blowers and compressors, as well as the tools and experience to get your job done right the first time. Trust Howden to service and support your existing Roots equipment through our industry-leading aftermarket group. We’ll keep your equipment in optimum condition with quality spare parts, ongoing maintenance by skilled engineers, as well as periodic upgrades or retrofit work. Our maintenance specialists improve performance and the longevity of your Roots Blowers and Compressors.

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For Roots Equipment

Since its inception in 1854, Roots has been recognized as a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of blowers and compressors. All Howden Roots blowers are of a compact, sturdy design engineered for continuous duty and maximum reliability. These blowers have a time tested lubrication system, and an exclusive "figure-8" gearbox design improves oil distribution to the timing gears and lengthens bearing life. Acquired by Howden in 2015, Roots blowers and compressors are installed in almost every part of the globe.


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