Herman Sanders and Mr. Rehders came together to establish Sanders, Rehders & Co. that was otherwise known as Sarco. The company sourced steam traps from its German partners until 1932 when it began to produce its products through a newly created company called Spirax. During this time, the company opened subsidiaries in Canada and the United States to handle its operations in the region. In 1990, Sarco expanded its product range to pumps through the acquisition of several manufacturing businesses. Spirax acquired Sarco’s UK operations and assets to form Spirax Sarco in 1952.
Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc provides steam systems for commercial and industrial purposes. In addition, the company provides solutions for generating hot water, humidification, and temperature management solutions, among others. Other products and services Spirax-Sarco offers include food service, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical solutions, wastewater management, and oil and gas solutions, among others. Spirax-Sarco trades on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol SPX. The company is part of the FTSE 100 component.