Atlas Copco invests in German turbomachinery production
- 08 September 2007
- Company & Industry News
The capacity expansion, which supports the Atlas Copco Gas and Process division in meeting growing demand for large compressors, will be achieved through extending production and test facilities, office and warehouse spaces, and improving the production flow of the factory. It adds to ongoing substantial investments in high-tech machinery and will be completed in 2009.
"With a market that is currently very strong, this investment will help us meet both the present and future needs of our customers," says Ronnie Leten, President of Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. "By investing into our German hub, we further strengthen our design and manufacturing expertise, leading to a higher degree of flexibility."
Atlas Copco's Gas and Process division supplies custom-made compressors and expanders for air separation, gas-fired power stations, liquid natural gas applications and petrochemical companies. It won a record number of orders in 2006, helped by strong demand from Asia and the Middle East. During the second quarter of 2007, the division delivered the biggest compressor ever built by Atlas Copco, weighing 200 tons.