About Us

Since 1886, Westinghouse has brought the best to life.

You can see it in the products we make. The power we create. The people we help.

Today, our legacy lives on with technology that is transforming the human experience, from smart appliances for the home to energy solutions that are cleanly and safely powering us into the next generation.

 

EXPLORE OUR HISTORY TO DISCOVER HOW WESTINGHOUSE
HAS BEEN AT WORK IN OUR WORLD.

1846

George Westinghouse born in Central Bridge, New York

1865
George Westinghouse patents the rotary steam engine

1865
George Westinghouse perfects life-saving railroad block signal

1865
First commercial AC power generating station lights up Great Barrington, Massachusetts

1886

George Westinghouse founder of Westinghouse Electric

1893
25,000 Westinghouse electric lights illuminate the Chicago World’s Fair

1900
First U.S. public utility steam generator

1905
First main-line AC-powered locomotive

1909

First continuous-filament tungsten light bulb

1917
First all-electric kitchen range

1919
First U.S.-made diesel electric marine propulsion plant

1921
First factory-built radio receivers for home use

1923

First international short-wave radio broadcast

1928
First television camera tube, the Iconoscope

1933
World’s fastest elevators built for New York’s Rockefeller Center

1937
First industrial atom-smasher

1939

Long-range warning ground radar built

1941
Generators begin producing power at Grand Coulee Dam

1946
First electric clothes dryer

1947
First all-weather airport approach lighting

1950

First temperature-controlled portable grill

1962
First computer-controlled teletype network

1968
First “Instant-On” Television

1969
Westinghouse cameras capture moon walk for viewers back on Earth

1975

First high-pressure sodium roadway lighting fixtures

1977
First airborne surveillance radar system

1986
Tunable, solid-state emissions analyzer to detect gases for combustion and pollution control

1994
Introduction of the 501G gas turbine, the largest and most efficient of its type in the world

2001
Energy StarTM light bulbs, lighting fixtures and ceiling fans introduced

2002
Energy SaverTMlight bulb

2005
First consumer LCD TV 1080p monitor introduced

2009
Slim, eco and vivid LED TV’s introduced

2011
Rugged, hardworking generators for home or work

2011
Innovative, dependable residential and commercial solar power systems

2012
The Westinghouse 4K 110″ Ultra High-Definition TV

2013
Introducing the power-anything, go-anywhere WH2000i Digital Inverter Generator

2014
Digital LED-based 4k Interactive Whiteboards

2015
Westinghouse Home Security: Nucli

2015
Westinghouse Batteries: Jump Starter

2017
Westinghouse enters India