Changing How the World Cleans
Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With a vision to become a global leader in sustainable cleaning innovation that empowers our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world, Tennant creates solutions that are changing the way the world cleans. Tennant products include equipment used to maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces, as well as TennantTrue® financing solutions, equipment parts, service, and maintenance to help ensure superior cleaning performance from your Tennant machines. Products are marketed under the Tennant®, Nobles®, Green Machines®, Orbio® and Alfa brands.
A Legacy Built on Advancing the Industry
Founded in 1870 by George H. Tennant, Tennant Company began as a one-man woodworking business, evolved into a successful wood flooring and wood products company, and eventually into a manufacturer of floor cleaning equipment. Throughout its history, Tennant has remained focused on advancing its industry by aggressively pursuing new technologies and creating a culture that celebrates innovation. Today, Tennant is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world.
George H. Tennant opens his small woodworking shop in northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tennant begins producing motorized floor cleaning equipment
Tennant engineers invent the first vacuum-equipped power sweeper for industrial use
Tennant introduces the predecessor to the sweeper/scrubber, making Tennant units the most versatile in the world
Tennant develops the first “built from the ground-up” riding scrubber
Tennant introduces its first walk-behind scrubber
Tennant wins Seven Wonders of the Word award for its Eco line of nonsolvent coatings (available in North America)
Tennant introduces FaST® Foam Scrubbing Technology for hard floor surfaces
Tennant introduces ReadySpace® quick-drying carpet cleaning technology
Tennant introduces ec-H2O™ technology that electrically converts water into an effective cleaning solution
Tennant Company launches revolutionary Orbio® 500-Sc to replace many daily-use conventional cleaning chemicals
Innovation demands risk taking. Someone needs to take a dare. Someone needs to be a leader. That's the mindset driving Tennant Company and the cleaning solutions we create. Driven by the needs of our customers, we relentlessly work to create better ways to annihilate dirt, dust and debris to make a healthier world to live, work and play.
Tennant Company is a recognized leader of revolutionary cleaning equipment and technologies. Focused on cleaning more of our customer's spaces more effectively, we are passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions to help our customers address their indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges. Our suite of water-based cleaning technologies is redefining the way the world cleans. We're also setting the benchmark for sustainable outdoor cleaning by creating products that help to eliminate emissions and reduce noise pollution.
Stewardship is at our Core
It began as a small woodworking shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota and blossomed into an idea to clean floors. Today, the vision has grown into something bigger. It's become a passion to make floors clean enough to eat off, a devotion to provide carpet you can walk on barefoot and a commitment to leave things in better condition than we found them.
Whether it is outdoor spaces in a metropolitan area, a concourse in a major stadium or our child's desk at school, Tennant Company's brands unquestionably deliver solutions to create a cleaner, healthier, safer world.
The Tennant product brand helps you be a leader in creating healthy, safe and attractive environments for the people and places in your care.
For more than 50 years, the Nobles brand has represented rugged, no-nonsense cleaning equipment that gets the job done. Period. Engineered by Tennant Company, Nobles products are easy to operate, simple to maintain and tough to beat.
Joining Tennant Company in 2008, the Green Machines brand of outdoor sweepers reflect the pride you take in your city or public space, allowing your patrons, guests, and citizens to simply relax and enjoy the outdoors.
In Brazil's cleaning industry, Alfa is recognized as the market leader, known for its low-cost commercial cleaning equipment and strong distribution channels in Latin America.
Established in 2009 to execute on Tennant Company's vision of becoming a global leader in chemical-free cleaning, Orbio Technologies Group is dedicated to developing and marketing environmentally friendly technologies under the brand name of Orbio® that will set the standard for sustainable cleaning around the world. Leveraging Tennant's proprietary and award-winning Orbio® ec-H2O® technology, Orbio Technologies Group will continue to create and deliver sustainable cleaning solutions to Tennant's existing markets and new markets.