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Atlas Copco compressors reduce energy consumption on Thai Summit production lines


Thailand, October 1, 2013.  Thai Summit Group, a leading manufacturer of automotive and motorcycle parts in Thailand, uses more than 30 Atlas Copco compressors on their production lines. The compressors, which feature variable speed drive (VSD) technology, have resulted in energy savings of 35 % on average for the company.

Thai Summit Group is the leading auto parts manufacturer in Thailand. Established in 1977, the company has played a major role in driving the country’s important auto parts industry. Thai Summit has manufacturing facilities in Laemchabang, Nakornnayok, Rayong, and Samut Prakan in Thailand, as well as other facilities in China, India, Indonesia, the USA, and Vietnam. Dr.Chatkaew Hart-Rawung, Director of Manufacturing of Thai Summit Auto Parts Industry Co., Ltd., explains,“We consider a lot of factors such as energy efficiency, maintenance, investment cost, and aftersales service during the selection process of our preferred supplier.”

To meet these requirements, the company installed 30 of Atlas Copco GA 75+ / GA 75 VSD oil-injected rotary screw compressors and ZT 75 oil free rotary screw compressors for their painting processes in order to provide reliable performance, while minimizing their total cost of ownership.

The GA VSD series reduces energy costs on average by 35 % by automatically adjusting the compressor’s motor speed to meet air supply demands. The GA 75 VSD also has an Elektronikon® controller, which offers a wide variety of control and monitoring features to further increase a compressor’s efficiency and reliability. Thai Summit also chose Atlas Copco because of the exceptional level of local support. “We do appreciate the aftermarket service provided by Atlas Copco (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and their distributors,” said Dr. Chatkaew. 

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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).

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.