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History

Our company traces its roots to the earliest days of the metering industry.  Elster American Meter was founded in New York in 1836 and was an early producer of gas meters in the United States. In Europe, our history also dates back to the nineteenth century; Elster Meters was founded in 1848 and Elster Kromschröder was founded in 1865.


1836 American Meter Company (AMCO) founded in New York

1848 Elster Meters founded in Berlin

1865 G. Kromschröder AG established in Osnabrueck

1885 Kent Water Meters founded in London

1894 Westinghouse Electric Company founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1953 Westinghouse Electricity Metering Division moved to Raleigh, North Carolina

1985 Elster Gas Metering acquired by Ruhrgas

1988 AMCO acquired by Ruhrgas

1990 Westinghouse Electricity Metering Division acquired by ABB

1997 GEC Metering acquired by ABB

2001 Instromet acquired by Ruhrgas

2002 ABB Electric and Water Metering acquired by Ruhrgas to create Ruhrgas Industries, a world leader in metering technology

2003 Ruhrgas acquired by E.On

2005 Ruhrgas Industries acquired by funds advised by CVC Capital Partners

2005 Formation of Elster Group

2007 Elster Group acquires Coronis Systems  

2009 Elster Group acquires EnergyICT

On September 30, 2010, Elster Group became a publicly traded company (NYSE: ELT).

2012 Elster Group acquired by Mintford AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Melrose PLC