The revolution began when William H. Wilson, the founder of Pioneer Eclipse Corporation, developed the first propane-powered floor buffer.
Recognizing the need to cut labor costs and reduce the time required for
traditional spray buffing, Wilson harnessed the efficient power of propane,
allowing his customers to burnish much larger areas of floor space in a
fraction of the time.
With the successful launch of Pioneer Eclipse propane
burnishers, the need arose for floor care chemistry that could withstand
the increased rpm of these new machines. From 1975 – 1978, Pioneer
Eclipse developed high performance, polymer-based floor finishes that
not only withstood the high speeds of propane burnishers, but also
delivered an incredible wet-look shine and slip resistance that
revolutionized the industry yet again.
Founded on the philosophy of continuous innovation, Pioneer Eclipse next developed integrated "Floorcare Systems" – complete lines of floor care solutions formulated for specific floor surface materials and burnishing methods. These integrated solutions delivered optimum appearance while reducing time, labor and product usage. Gone were the days of "mix and match" chemicals, cloudy finishes, tedious stripping sessions and other inefficient, ineffective maintenance methods.
Amano Pioneer Eclipse timeline.
||Founded by William Wilson
Introduced UHS burnisher to reduce labor costs.
Introduced complimentary chemicals for complete systems approach.
First year sales $800K.
||Annual sales of $18M
|1984 - 1987
||Inc. Magazine's list of the 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States.
||100% proprietary chemical manufacturing
||Purchased by AMANO
||EnviroStar Green™ chemicals launched
||$3M chemical manufacturing upgrade
||PowerStar® concrete system launched
These cutting-edge developments propelled Pioneer Eclipse to the forefront of the floor care and
maintenance supply industry, resulting in repeated listings in Inc. Magazine's list of the 500
Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States.
Recognizing this national leadership, AMANO Corporation, a multi-national Japanese company
specializing in the design and production of Time, Cost Management, Parking, and Environmental
Systems joined forces with Pioneer Eclipse to create today's leading innovator
in the international floor care market.
Today the revolution continues, as Amano Pioneer Eclipse remains steadfast in the commitment to develop the world's highest quality, most effective floor care systems and solutions. Recognizing the needs in the concrete and stone floor care markets, Amano Pioneer Eclipse introduced a new system in 2008 called the PowerStar® Hard Floor Maintenance System. Leveraging its core competencies as the industry leader in propane fueled technology, PowerStar offers high productivity alternative equipment utilized in the grinding and polishing of concrete and stone floors. In addition, PowerStar offers superior hard floor chemistry and a full assortment of unique diamond pads and diamond cutting tools to provide a complete turnkey package delivering maximum shine in minimum time.