At the edge of a mobility revolution and an increasingly connected world, our customers now rely on our products and services to do so much more beyond just petroleum systems. The marketers, distributors, and technicians we support are leveraging our innovations in new ways to streamline their businesses, remotely monitor and control their critical assets, and move forward into new frontiers. We meet this changing tide with a familiar symbol from our past that is well suited for our future. Welcome back Franklin Electric.
Founded In Bluffton, Indiana
Franklin Electric was founded in 1944 in Bluffton, IN, by E.J. Schaefer and T.W. Kehoe. They named the company Franklin Electric in honor of Benjamin Franklin, whom they considered the country’s first electrical engineer. The company’s first product was a backpack generator to power the radio equipment paratroopers used during WWII.
The First Submersible Fuel Pump
Developed in Australia in the late 1960’s, the Franklin Electric submersible fuel transfer pump was the first submersible pump of its kind and played a leading role in the trend towards the underground storage of petroleum products.
FE PETRO® is Born
In 1988, Charles “Chuck” C. Franklin founded FE PETRO® with a vision to provide an innovative submersible turbine pump for the safe transfer of petroleum from underground tanks to aboveground fuel dispensers. Chuck partnered with Franklin Electric to provide the motors that would drive FE PETRO® submersible turbine pumps.
Building A System
Through the acquisition of EBW® Inc. and APT® Inc. in 2000, FE PETRO® began expanding the company’s offering to include service station hardware, pipework, and containment products.
Franklin Fueling Systems Arrives
With the acquisition of INCON® fuel monitoring products in 2002, FE PETRO® solidified its presence as a system solution provider — leading to the renaming of the company to Franklin Fueling Systems.
Leading The Way in Vapor Recovery
Acquired in 2006, the HEALY™ Phase II Enhanced Vapor Recovery System was the first to be approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Franklin Fueling Systems acquired PetroTechnik Ltd in 2010 which expanded the offering to include UPP® piping and containment systems; recognized as the global standard and approved for use in more countries than any other system.
Commitment to Safety
In 2016 Franklin introduces the FFS PRO® Suite of Services with the launch of FFS PRO® University — the industry’s premier installation training program dedicated to ensuring the safe and effective installation of petroleum equipment.
Integrated Electrical Controls
With the acquisition of Power Integrity™ in 2021, Franklin established a new Integrated Electrical Controls product line. These products allow marketers and commercial/fleet fueling facilities to operate their fuel dispensing operations more efficiently and safely - protecting their employees, customers, equipment, and facilities.
Welcome Back Franklin Electric
Fueled by innovation, we are redefining the Total System Solution™ to include so much more than the modern day petroleum systems we paved the way for. New capabilities allow our customers to monitor and remotely control more critical site assets and leverage our products and services to expand into new mobility frontiers. In 2022 we bring back a symbol from our past, suited for our future, with the renamaing of the company to Franklin Electric | Fueling Systems.
For more than 30 years, Franklin Electric has delivered innovative products and services to protect human health and the environment, while delivering the lowest total cost of ownership. Check out our industry-first achievements.
1996 Variable speed submersible turbine pump
1996 Variable length submersible turbine pumps
1998 Intelligent submersible pump controllers
2000 AutoLearn™ electronic line leak detection
2002 MagShell™ expanded pump motor assembly
2002 Turbine pump interface
2010 Gemini™ secondary contained pipework fittings
2012 EVO™ Series automatic tank gauges
2013 DEF/AdBlue® submersible pumps
2014 Advanced protection submersible turbine pumps
2015 MLD+ mechanical leak detectors
2015 Defender Series® spill containers
2016 Digital inventory & leak detection probes
2016 FFS PRO® University
2017 EVO™ 200 & EVO™ 400 automatic tank gauges
2017 CableTight™ premium electrical conduit
2019 Defender Series® P/V vent vault
2019 Corrosion Control™ System