Lite Cylinder Company was formed in 2002 by a few veterans of the steel cylinder industry. Being well versed in the Propane industry we came across a new type of composite cylinder made in Sweden. After thorough consideration we purchased the manufacturing and marketing rights from Composite Scandinavia for North American and other Select countries.
Composite propane cylinders were first developed in Sweden in the early 1990s. Kurt Berglund invented the two-piece see-through cylinder. In 1995, Composite Scandinavia introduced composite cylinder for propane in to the Swedish markets. Today Composite Scandinavia manufactures over 200,000 cylinders per year.
We operate the only U.S. Location
We submitted an application to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a special permit to manufacture and market composite cylinders here on the U.S. Two years in the making, the special permit was granted in late 2004. We began by importing a few thousand cylinders from Sweden in 2004 and 2005 to test the market for composite cylinders.
The need and appreciation for the new see-through, lighter propane cylinders grew, and we now have a new 15,000 sq. ft. facility manufacturing since early 2006. Most of the special equipment needed was manufactured right here in the Nashville, TN area.
Going strong and growing
Today, Lite Cylinder manufactures four sizes of composite cylinders. They are the 10lb, 20lb, 25lb cylinders as well as a 33lb forklift cylinder. In our short history, Lite Cylinder has already manufactured almost 40,000 cylinders and shipped them within the US and to Canada, and many other countries. The manufacturing plant operates on a 2-shift basis and employs 10 people. The company is approved by the Department of Transportation, Transport Canada and two European standards.