History

Lufkin HistoryLufkin’s proud past extends back to the early 20th century when the Lufkin Foundry manufactured railroad and sawmill equipment. Soon afterwards, the company expanded into new markets by pioneering oilfield pumping units in the 1920's, and then entering the industrial gear and truck trailer markets in 1939. Today, Lufkin is a world leader in its field, providing precision engineered oilfield equipment and power transmission products to customers around the globe.

We celebrate over a century of growth and innovation.

  • 1902 – Lufkin founded to manufacture railroad & sawmill equipment
  • 1925 – Launched pumping unit manufacturing business
  • 1939 – Acquired Martin Wagon Co., establishing trailer business
  • 1939 – Created industrial gear businesses to serve mill customers
  • 1990 – Became a publicly traded company
  • 1997 – Acquired Fannie Lee Mitchell, an oil field service company
  • 1998 – Acquired Comelor, French gear manufacturer
  • 1998 – Acquired Nabla, establishing oil field automation business
  • 1999 – Acquired Delta-X (expands oil field automation)
  • 2003 – Acquired Lufkin Argentina
  • 2008 – Exited trailer business
  • 2009 – (March) Acquired International Lift Systems (ILS)
  • 2009 – (July) Acquired Rotating Machinery Technology (RMT)
  • 2010 – (Nov) Acquired Petro Hydraulic Lift Systems (PHL)
  • 2011 – (Aug) Acquired Pentagon Optimization Services, Inc.