In 1971 Danair was founded from the Dana Corporation flight department. The first products manufactured were towbars for the Learjet, Falcon jet and Gulfstream GI. Maintaining its focus on the customer, Danair added more product lines to assist customers, including jacks and hydraulic power units, and continued to grow until 1980.
In 1980 Danair was sold to Tronco. The company changed its name to Tronair after the acquisition and moved from a 5,000 square foot facility in Maumee, Ohio to its present location a 90,000 square foot facility in Holland, a suburb of Toledo, Ohio.
In 2000 River Capital, an Atlanta based private investment firm, acquired Tronair. Tronair has continued to grow since the acquisition.
In 2003 Tronair acquired the assets of Arvico and formed Arvico, A Tronair Company. In 2006 Tronair expanded again by acquiring Jetporter,
a manufacturer of electric towbarless tugs and formed Jetporter, A Tronair Company. In order to serve our international customers better
Tronair has expanded internationally opening new offices in Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing, China and Leeds, United Kingdom. In 2008 KRG Capital,
a Denver based private equity firm, acquired Tronair. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, partnered with management to acquire Tronair in 2012.
Today Tronair continues to design, manufacture and distribute over 1,000 different products including towbars, wheel chocks, jacks, hydraulic power units, hydraulic service units, engine stands, engine slings, prop stands, prop slings, work platforms, stairs, deicers, 28.5 VDC and 400 HZ power units, lavatory service carts, potable water carts, nitrogen and oxygen service carts, gages, boosters and regulators, tire bead breakers, cabin pressure test units, cranes, tail stands, universal lifts, battery lifts, wheel and brake dollies, landing gear dollies, Ramp Locks, air conditioners, pre-conditioned air units and ram air turbine test units. In addition Tronair manufactures many special items required by the aircraft OEM's for building aircraft.
Recently Tronair has opened Authorized Repair Facilities in Europe