At Nichols Portland we control every aspect of our operation, from product design and materials analysis through tool design, performance testing, manufacturing and delivery. We insist on it. We work as engineering partners with our customers – looking at applications through your eyes, and helping validate the design specifications our parts are engineered to meet.
Beginning in the late 1920s the W.H. Nichols Company became the world’s first manufacturer of gerotor pumps. Working in partnership with the inventor of the gerotor (Myron Hill), W.H. Nichols invented the first equipment capable of producing this very complex gear shape. We then put our equipment to use producing the world’s first gerotor pump. That pioneering spirit is very much alive and well in our company today. For nearly a century we have been revolutionizing the design of gerotors and gerotor pumps in everything from foam packaging systems to on and off-road applications.Our deeply rooted understanding of all types of pumping systems is the very thing that makes us different. While our competition focuses on selling commodity components, our mission is to help you innovate and produce the world’s finest pumps.Our team is proud of our long history, but we know we cannot rest on our laurels. In today’s industry having a competitive learning culture and driving innovation is what continues to set us apart. With technology being in a constant state of change, we are committed to investing in both our people and the tools to ensure customers get the best product technology has to offer. Our successful history is only the beginning of our story as we continue to learn, develop, and boldly embrace the challenges of tomorrow.