Industrial Utility Efficiency

Chart Industries Completes Acquisition of Howden


Chart Industries, Inc., a global leader in engineering and manufacturing of process technology and equipment for industrial gas, specialty and energy transition markets, has completed its acquisition of Howden, a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products and services, from affiliates of KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”).

Chart Industries, Inc. has completed its acquisition of Howden from affiliates of KPS Capital Partners, LP.

The strategic combination of Chart and Howden expands their offering of products and solutions across the Nexus of Clean™ - clean power, clean water, clean food and clean industrials. The combination also provides access to new specialty products and ESG-linked end markets such as nuclear, energy recovery and electrification. The complementary nature of the equipment and solution portfolios results in a differentiated offering across stationary and rotating equipment and is further differentiated by the additional 750 Howden engineers coming with the acquisition, doubling their global engineering team to over 1,500.

“We are excited to welcome the Howden team to the Chart family and look forward to the combined business executing on record momentum and well-defined synergies. Since we announced the combination in November 2022, Chart has received numerous inbounds from customers that see the combined benefits we can offer,” said Jill Evanko, CEO and President of Chart.

Through the acquisition of Howden, Chart has gained immediate access to new customers and commercial opportunities, increasing their geographic footprint to over 35 countries. This geographic footprint allows for increased commercial and manufacturing capabilities as well as the ability to bid on projects regionally that were not previously accessible.

Aftermarket, service and repair will represent approximately 30% of the combined organization with approximately 42% gross margin as a percent of sales. The increased global reach, coupled with two large existing installed bases, will result in less business cyclicality. They will also leverage Howden’s digital offering of Howden Uptime and Ventsim™ across their global installed base.

The new Chart executive management team will include a balance of Chart and legacy Howden executives. They will continue to operate under their “One Chart” commercial and engineering structures, further allowing them to leverage their full solution set across their diverse end markets.

About Howden

Originally founded by James Howden in Scotland as a marine engineering firm in 1854, Howden has grown and evolved into a global leader in manufacturing air and gas handling solutions. With the power of engineering expertise and technology, their equipment plays an integral role within customers’ processes, which provide safe and reliable solutions that are both sustainable and efficient. For more information, visit