George Taylor and David Kendall established Taylor, first known for their extensive line of the highest quality of thermometers and barometers, in 1851. They quickly went from focusing on the weather to process instrumentation in 1911 and automation technologies in 1984, with the launch of the MOD 300 distributed control system.
In 1983 Taylor merged with Combustion Engineering, becoming one of the largest process instrumentation companies in the United States. Combustion Engineering then merged with ABB in 1989, joining the largest electrical engineering company in the world. Taylor’s technical expertise continues to be an important part of ABB technologies today.