Founded in 1888 when Toledo, Ohio physician Dr. Allen DeVilbiss combined a bulb, some tubing, and the base of an oil can to create the first atomizer for health care.
In 1907, Thomas DeVilbiss, an inventor in his own right, experimented with adapting the original atomizer to create a spray gun to meet the challenges of spray finishing. Mass production was beginning to evolve at this time and Thomas DeVilbiss' spray gun technology proved to be a revolutionary addition to the paint and lacquer coating applications on the furniture and automotive finishing assembly line. Spraying the lacquer reduced drying time to hours instead of weeks and the spraying of paint replaced hand brushing, helping to create new jobs and increase productivity in manufacturing.
Since then, DeVilbiss has maintained its commitment to innovative technology. DeVilbiss' team of engineers use the same design tools used to develop NASCAR combustion systems along with NASA combustion systems for the space shuttle. Combined with state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery, DeVILBISS continues to develop the most advanced spray guns the market has seen.
DeVilbiss products are used with unequaled success in the automotive refinishing market. DeVilbiss equipment provides excellent atomization of high-solids clears that leads to glass-like finishes. DeVilbiss equipment is optimized to virtually eliminate mottling and striping with metallic base coats and produce an excellent color match.
To this day, DeVilbiss continues to set the standard for spray finishing through its research and development, innovative product line, and commitment to customer service.