Learn About Graco
Graco is a global leader in fluid handling technology. Our products impact your life daily.
What does Graco do? Our products paint, finish, fill, glue, seal and coat things you use every day. We impact multiple industries with multiple product applications.
Graco Inc. is a $1.2 billion company and a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. The vast majority of our end product is made in America, providing employment opportunities in multiple manufacturing facilities around the United States.
Our history defines us, and sets us apart in the marketplace. Since 1926, we have brought innovation to the fluid handling market as a leading supplier of premium pumps and spray equipment. Graco Inc. continues to grow globally through organic product development and acquisitions. We make a difference in the following areas:
- Industrial Products
In IPD, our product line includes finishing products, such as paint spraying systems used in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as on furniture, windows and doors.
- Applied Fluid Technologies
Products from AFTD are used to dispense high performance coatings and foams used in insulation and industrial coatings. This division also includess advanced fluid dispense systems used in alternative energy, automotive and packaging industries.
- Lubrication Equipment
Within LED, industrial lubrication products are used in wind energy, general manufacturing, steel and mining industries; and petroleum management products control fluids traditionally used for servicing vehicles. This includes pumps, tanks, hose reels, and meters.
- Contractor Equipment
Our CED product line meets the needs of painting and general contractors, and includes airless, air and gas-powered sprayers, line stripers, pressure washers, and roofing equipment.
- Process – Oil & Gas
Processing and sanitary systems are used in food and beverage; pharmaceutical; cosmetics; and oil and gas industries.
Expanding geographically, making acquisitions and targeting new industries are Graco's key growth strategies. In addition, we continue to make significant investments in:
- New product development – in 2014 we invested 4.4% of revenue into Research and Development.
- Leading technology – implementing a global Oracle ERP system.
- Human resources – in 2014 we invested in and implemented Workday, a cutting edge, cloud-based global HRIS solution.
When people come to work at Graco, they stay with Graco, developing their career and benefitting from a global corporation with a small-company culture. It's one of the main reasons we have been named one of the top 150 places to work in the United States.
Graco continues to strengthen its position in the global marketplace through significant international acquisitions. Graco is committed to quality in all that we do, from our products to our processes, and we are constantly seeking innovative and ethical solutions to secure and maintain our leadership position in the markets we target.
Graco employees take pride in their contributions and share Graco's vision to make better products more efficiently. Graco maintains an aggressive strategy to design and develop new products and systems and distributes through a worldwide network. Our employees are focused on delivering the best products and service in our industry, and Graco continues to foster a culture of high standards and expectations.
Graco offers many advancement opportunities for employees, a strong track record of business success, and team-oriented and interactive leaders. Graco also offers attractive benefits and opportunities for development and career progression.
Graco helps communities all around the world. Here are some examples of our global community outreach:
- Graco Cares (US)
Graco’s mission is to generate sustained profitable growth to benefit its customers, employees, shareholders and communities worldwide. We take benefiting communities seriously, and have established The Graco Foundation to improve the communities we live, work and conduct business. The Foundation’s goal is to help organizations grow their ability to serve community needs through grants specifically focused on capital projects and technology needs.
- Employee Giving Campaign (US)
Through the Employee Giving Campaign, every contribution made by Graco employee to eligible nonprofit organizations is matched $1 for $1 by The Foundation.
- Dollars for Doers Program (US)
Through this program, the Foundation donates $1,000 to any eligible nonprofit organization where an employee has volunteered 50 hours or more.
- Scholarship Program (US)
The Foundation sponsors a scholarship program for college age children of Graco employees.
- Graco Charity (China)
Graco-built charity contribution in Shanghai from 2014, it provides employees an opportunity for charity contribution and to support non-profitable charity organizations with our Cooperate Social Responsibilities.