our history ​​

In 1895, Dave LENNOX founds “The Lennox Machine Company” in Marshalltown, Iowa (USA) where he manufactures the first ever riveted steel coal-fired furnace.

LENNOX has been enjoying nearly 120 years of existence since, making this company one the oldest in the HVAC&R industry.

Day after day, we continue to write the future of our brand,  because thinking far is in our genes and has been built over time.

After many decades of business focus on North America, LENNOX decided to open a factory in Europe. 

That was in 1962 and, this is when the history of LENNOX EMEA starts.



1962 : Lennox opens a manufacturing plant in Basingstoke, England
1996 : Lennox signs a joint-venture with Ets Brancher (HCF -Hermekit, Cliref, Frimair- & Friga-Bohn) in France
1996 : Lennox buys Refac subsidiaries from dutch group Stork-Bronswerk
1999 : Lennox goes public on the NYSE
2000 : Opening of a Lennox subsidiary in Poland
2002 : Opening of a Representative Office in Ukraine
2003 : Opening of a Lennox subsidiary in Russia
2011 : Opening of a Representative Office in Italy
2012 : Merger of the two entities Lennox HVAC EMEIA and Heatcraft Europe