About Us

Our History

Innovation from the start.

Our Legacy

While our name comes from the maker of the first Indianapolis 500 winning car, our history begins in the 1950s with two entrepreneurial brothers.

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1911

The Wasp, engineered and built by the Marmon Motor Car Company won the first Indianapolis 500 race.

Jay and Robert Pritzker smiling and laughing at a party together

1953

Brothers Robert (left) and Jay Pritzker acquired The Colson Company, then a struggling manufacturer with sales of $3.5 million.

Historical image of Marmon Herrington facility.

1950s & early 1960s

Colson was restored to profitability and additional small companies acquired including Marmon-Herrington, a successor to the Marmon Motor Car Company.

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1964

The Pritzkers adopted the Marmon name for their portfolio of companies.

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1976

Marmon’s revenues doubled to nearly $1 billion with the acquisition of Cerro Corporation, adding to the company’s increasingly diverse manufacturing portfolio.

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1981

Acquisition of Trans Union Corporation added businesses including railroad tank cars, consumer credit information, water treatment systems and fasteners.

1980s & 1990s

Marmon expanded via multiple smaller acquisitions, typically in industries where its companies already had a presence.

Robert Pritzker in 2002 outside of Marmon offices

2002

Robert Pritzker concluded his five-decade tenure at Marmon.

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2005

TransUnion, a data-based business that was unique within the largely industrial Marmon organization, was established as a stand-alone operation.

2008

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. purchased majority interest in Marmon and acquired the
remaining minority interests in stages.

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2014

Marmon acquired the beverage equipment and retail merchandising businesses of IMI, adding to its leading portfolio of foodservice companies.

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2015

GE Rail Services tank car fleet acquired by Marmon as part of GE’s divestiture of GE Capital.

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2019

The acquisition of majority interest in Colson Medical, a global provider of specialty medical devices, created another group within Marmon.

Angelo Pantaleo CEO of Marmon

2019

Angelo V. Pantaleo appointed Chairman and CEO of Marmon Holdings.

Looking Ahead

Today, Marmon comprises more than 100 companies working together to provide the highest value for our customers. Our companies are leaders in their respective markets, operating ethically, responsibly and respectfully for their customers and employees.

Tomorrow, Marmon remains focused on the spirit of innovation gained from our namesake. Driven by our global team of more than 20,000 employees, we are committed to engineering solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.

Read About How We Are Solving Problems Around The Globe

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