For 95 years Niagara Transformer has delivered an unparalleled combination of industry experience, design expertise, and manufacturing excellence.
As we’ve grown and evolved, we’ve risen to meet the challenges of an international marketplace by serving more than 80 countries.
As we approach our second century, we do so with a spirit of innovation and unwavering dedication to our customers.
In 1933, Niagara Transformer designed and manufactured our first new industrial grade transformer.
Since then we have created transformers that meet our clients’ demands for high quality, engineering flexibility, and optimum performance. Discover the history of our company.
Our original company, Erie Electric Corp., was founded by John H. Darby, with a borrowed $300 in capital.
Designed and manufactured our first new Niagara industrial grade transformer.
Designed and manufactured our first new Niagara utility grade transformer.
Strong growth in our company requires expansion of our facilities to a total of 10 buildings.
Partnered on highly engineered transformers for Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s portfolio.
Expanded into disc winding and on-load tap changing capabilities to support growing utility substation market.
Fred W. Darby becomes second generation company president.
Performed first successful short circuit test.
Became the leading rectifier duty transformer manufacturer in North America.
Shipped 70 sealed dry type transformers to Antarctica suitable for -70 degree ambient temperatures.
Completed our 75,000th transformer.
John F. Darby becomes third generation company president.
Shipped to our 80th international country.
Opened our new $25 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Buffalo, New York.
Expanded voltage capacity, entering the 115 kV, 550 kV BIL voltage class.
Opened our $5 million LEAN kitting facility.
Expanded voltage capacity, entering the 138 kV, 650 kV BIL voltage class.
Opened our new $4 million advanced engineering, research, and development center in Buffalo, New York.