Atlas Copco leads innovation with energy-cutting compressor

  Atlas Copco leads innovation with energy-cutting compressor

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- May 21, 2013

Atlas Copco has introduced a groundbreaking compressor that sets a new
industry standard in energy efficiency. The new compressor can cut energy
consumption roughly by half compared to traditional fixed-speed compressors.

The new compressor gained immediate acceptance by the market, selling more
than 500 units in the two weeks following the launch last month. It is the
result of several years of research and development. The greatest innovation
is the integration of the interior permanent magnet motor with the compressor
element, creating a lighter, quieter and more efficient machine.

“Our new compressor sets a whole new standard by cutting energy consumption up
to 50%,” said Stephan Kuhn, President of the Compressor Technique Business
Area. “It will benefit both our customers and the environment. It’s a great
example of how our investment in R&D is paying off.”

Atlas Copco’s compressors are used virtually everywhere in today’s global
economy: on construction sites, oil platforms, in hospitals, in the
manufacturing and process industries, to name a few places. The new compressor
requires only half the space than its predecessors. It’s also quieter, with a
noise level comparable to a normal conversation. Atlas Copco last year
invested 24% more on research and development, continuing its commitment to
make the most innovative products.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in
compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining
equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and
services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The
company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global
reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800
employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial
compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment
equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network and
offers specialty rental services. Compressor Technique innovates for
sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process
industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located
in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India.

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Stephan Kuhn, Business Area President, Compressor Technique
+32 (0)3 870 2938
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 (0)8743 8060 or +46 (0)70 347 2455
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