The innovative team at Century® Motor has been pioneering the use of electric motors in the HVAC, leisure water and commercial/industrial markets for nearly 80 years. Century motors brings cutting edge, high quality and energy efficient solutions to customers all over the world.
A Tradition of Excellence Since 1940
1940 - Founders enter the electric motor industry with the purchase of a manufacturer of small-diameter and small integral horsepower electric motors for use in oil wells.
1952 - Begin producing the first low-cost, high-volume permanent split capacitor motor.
1953 - Begin developing hermetic motors for the air conditioning and commercial refrigeration industries.
1960 - Introduction of the square flange mounting, a concept that becomes a popular alternative to the c-face motor in the pump industry.
1965 - The company applies the enclosed-canopy two-compartment motor concept to pool pump motors, improving motor reliability by separating the switching components from the motor windings.
1975 - Production of the first UL-approved swimming pool motors begins.
1982 - Introduction of the first triple-voltage, factory-wired "quick connect" fractional horsepower three-phase motors.
1983 - The company introduces the Centurion® switchless, permanent split capacitor motors for the swimming pool, spa, and jetted tub industries.
1991 - Production begins of the first hermetic motor insulation system compatible with R-134a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.
1995 - Development of the first hermetic motor insulation systems compatible with ammonia.
1997 - The company becomes the world’s largest manufacturer of sub-fractional horsepower c-frame motors.
1998 - The company becomes North America’s largest manufacturer of hermetic motors.
2008 - Introduction of the energy efficient VGreen® variable speed pool motor.
2010 - Production begins of MasterFit® Pro Series HVAC motors.
2012 - Introduction of Centurion® PRO line of premium pool and spa motors.
2016 - The VLink® wireless user interface launches for VGreen variable speed pool motors.