About A. O. Smith Corp.


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A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America, China, and India. 

The company was founded in 1874 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where today the company is headquartered. A. O. Smith employs approximately 11,400 men and women at operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Turkey, which has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We also have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. 

As a global leader A. O. Smith and its employees pride themselves on applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company's goal is to be a leading global water technology company, and our focus is on building this platform through new product development, global expansion, strategic acquisitions and partnerships.

Global Operations

  • MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
    World Headquarters and Corporate Technology Center
  • ASHLAND CITY, TENNESSEE
    Residential gas and electric water heaters
  • BANGALORE, INDIA
    Residential electric water heaters for the Indian market
  • CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
    Pump tanks and pressure tanks
  • COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE
    Water heater components
  • FERGUS, ONTARIO, CANADA
    Wholesale, retail, and rental services
  • FLORENCE, KENTUCKY
    Porcelain enamel coatings and specialty glass 
  • FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE
    Water heater components
  • IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
    Residential and commercial tankless water heaters and high efficiency heaters 
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY
    Residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment systems for the Turkish market
  • JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE
    Residential and light commercial gas and electric water heaters
  • JUAREZ, MEXICO
    Residential gas and electric water heaters and heat pump water heaters 
  • LEBANON, TENNESSEE
    Residential and commercial boilers, commercial water heaters
  • MCBEE, SOUTH CAROLINA
    Commercial gas and electric water heaters and copper tube boilers
  • NANJING, CHINA
    Reverse osmosis water purification and filtration products; residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters for the China market 
  • RENTON, WASHINGTON
    Commercial gas and electric water heaters and hot water storage tanks
  • STRATFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA
    Pump tanks and pressure tanks for the U.S. and Canadian market
  • VELDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
    Commercial and residential gas and electric water heaters, solar water heaters and heat pumps, boilers, storage and indirect tanks for European and the Middle Eastern markets
  • WAN CHAI, HONG KONG
    Strategic planning, business development and management services in the Asian region, and provides support for the China Investment Company in Nanjing
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Financial Summary

2013 2012

 Sales*

$2.15 B$1.94 B
Non-GAAP Earnings* $191.2 mm   $145.1 mm  
Non-GAAP Earnings per Share* $2.06 $1.56
Dividends per Share** $0.46  $0.72
* Continuing operations only
**Note:  Accounts for 2 for 1 stock split and dividend increase