Cuno: Today & Tomorrow
CUNO is a world leader in the design,
manufacture, and marketing of healthcare,
industrial, and drinking water markets. The Company operates a total
of 8 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan,
Brazil, China, and Australia, and has sales offices throughout the
world. The need for filtration is estimated at nearly $3 billion
worldwide, and filtration markets are currently growing at a rate
of 7 to 8 percent annually.
A History of Ingenuity
CUNO was the surname of the company
founder, Charles Cuno, who began manufacturing operations in 1912
for a variety of products, primarily for automobiles, in Meriden,
Connecticut. The Company grew and developed new products for filtration
that included engine and hydraulic metal filters. Filtration and
separation became the primary focus during the 1960's through 1980's.
From 1986 to 1996, CUNO was the Fluid Purification business of Commercial
Intertech. In September of 1996, CUNO Incorporated became a publicly
listed company (NASDAQ: CUNO) following the distribution of one share
of the new company's stock for every common share of Commercial Intertech
stock held by shareholders of Commercial Intertech.