Robinair HVAC/R, or commonly referred to as Robinair, is a manufacturer of HVAC products for a wide variety of applications. It has a long and colorful history dating back to the 1950s.
Robinair was founded over 60 years ago in hot and humid Miami, Florida. Back then, the company operated under the name Thermal Industries of Florida, Inc. The bulk of the company's success early on came from the exploding markets for air conditioning in automobiles and residential and commercial spaces throughout the 20th century. It introduced products like the world's first-ever portable electronic refrigerant leak detector, and it continued adding more products to its line-up year after year.
Today, Robinair puts focus on research and development. Robinair's product catalog is now far more extensive than it's single-item catalog in 1955—one year before the Robinair company officially opened its doors. Now part of the industrial giant Bosch, Robinair has greater access to suppliers and distributors than ever before. The company has also been able to expand its manufacturing capabilities even further.
Robinair products can be sorted into two primary categories: Heavy-Duty Truck and Shop Tools and Equipment. Both of these categories can be broken down even further into a large list of subcategories covering products like AC Tools and Service Items and Air Conditioning Equipment—two categories that have helped shape the history of Robinair ever since the very beginning.