Sustainable Growth Through Innovation
The Jandy story is rich in innovation. It all began in the early 1950”s when Andrew Pansini, inventor of the first automatic pool cleaner, founded Jandy Industries. Around that same time, Los Angeles-based inventor Avy Miller revolutionized pool heater design and started a company called Laars. The Teledyne Corporation, seeking to expand into new markets, purchased Laars in 1966, Jandy Industries in 1996 and Olympic in 1999, becoming Teledyne Laars Jandy Products.
In November of 1999, Teledyne combined two of its divisions, Water Pik and Laars Jandy, and spun them off as publicly traded Water Pik Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PIK). To facilitate a simple, unified message, the decision was made in 2002 to market all Water Pik pool and spa products, including Laars® heaters, under the Jandy® brand name.
In an effort to continue its growth into new markets, Jandy purchased Air Energy Heat Pumps, Inc. in June of 2003 and Huron Tech Systems (manufacturer of ClorMatic® salt chlorine generators and titanium heat exchangers) in June of 2004. Both acquisitions strengthen Jandy’s position as the worldwide leader in the pool and spa industry.
Among the latest innovations are Jandy® AquaPure Salt Chlorine Generators, AE-Ti Heat Pumps, NeverLube® Backwash Valves, Laminar Jets, Deck Jets, CJ Series Filters, LJ Heaters and Low NOx LX/LT Heaters.
With dedicated management and support teams and our complete line of products, the Jandy® brand is well positioned for long-term success. “Our strategy for Jandy mirrors our overall corporate strategy of sustainable growth through innovation,” says Vance Gillette, Vice President and General Manager. “We are constantly striving to develop products that will help pool and spa owners enjoy their backyard environments in ways they never thought possible.”
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