About Synchrony

Synchrony is a technology development business unit of Dresser-Rand, with a portfolio of world-class technologies and products including active magnetic bearings (AMB), high-speed, direct drive motors and generators, and power electronics for clean, efficient, and reliable rotating machinery. Founded in 1993, Synchrony is headquartered in Roanoke County, Virginia, where it develops, manufactures, and tests its products in an ISO 9001-certified facility that includes a best-in-class model shop for rapid prototype fabrication and assembly.

In January 2012, Synchrony was acquired by Dresser-Rand Group, Inc., a global supplier of high-speed rotating equipment and service solutions. Learn more about Dresser-Rand here.

A History of Innovation

Founded in 1993, Synchrony brings a spirit of engineering excellence, bold innovation and creativity to improving rotating machinery and power conversion systems. The company develops and delivers world-class products that maximize the ROI, energy savings, and environmental benefit of its customers' machines.

Dresser-Rand's Synchrony Business Unit is headquartered in Roanoke County, Virginia.

As a testament to our engineering excellence and creativity, we have received many Small Business Innovation Research Awards from NASA and the Department of Defense. Our novel technical approach to solving a problem, and our experience and capabilities, resulted in our selection for each award. We were also selected as a winner of the 47th Annual R&D 100 Award. Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have highlighted revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. We are honored to receive this recognition for our foundation of engineering excellence and pioneering leadership, which makes it possible for us to offer a truly innovative product like the Fusion® magnetic bearing.

Focusing on Quality — In Our Products and Services

Quality is the driving force at Synchrony. It's an unending process, and the foundation for not only our products, but our approach to doing business. Active magnetic bearing and direct drive systems from Synchrony are built to provide reliability and high performance in some of the most demanding applications imaginable.

Our manufacturing facility undergoes regular, comprehensive audits for product and process quality. Consistent with our commitment to the highest quality standards, our concern for the environment and the well-being of our associates, Synchrony's manufacturing facility earned the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification.

Manufacturing Excellence

Our manufacturing excellence helps keep you first in quality, and first to market, with key competitive advantages.

  • 57,800 sq ft manufacturing facility opened in 2007, 2/3 of our facility is allocated to manufacturing operations.
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified (see Synchrony Certificate Of Conformance - 553 KB PDF) Quality Management System in 2009.
  • Dedicated manufacturing engineering team and final test facility.
  • Flexible/lean techniques to manufacturing operations.
  • ERP system to facilitate the planning and execution of business opportunities.
  • Capability to assemble and test all products on site.
  • On-site custom machining and fabrication.
  • Access to foreign trade zones and shipping.

Related Links

Synchrony Knowledge Center
Careers (Dresser-Rand Career Portal)
Synchrony Quality Certificate (pdf)

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