Atlas Copco Expands Global Compressor Business

September 28, 2010

Atlas Copco's global efforts to supply rental markets with oil-free air compressors expanded with the November acquisition of Aggreko's European oil-free air compressor rental business.

The $18-million deal includes about 200 compressors and dryersbeing integrated into Atlas Copco's existing European rental fleet.

“The acquisition of the European business of Aggreko supports the growth of Specialty Rental's core business, renting oil-free air equipment,” says Ronnie Leten, business area president, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique.

In North America, Atlas Copco's Specialty Rental Division is known as Atlas Copco Prime Energy. As part of a global network of rental outlets in more than 50 countries, Atlas Copco Prime Energy rents 100-percent-oil-free portable air compressors, as well as high-pressure, oil-injected units ranging from 300 to 3,000 cfm and up to 650 psi.