Atlas Copco Compressors completes 50th anniversary celebrations in Ireland with a gala reception

18.12.2015

Atlas Copco Compressors in Ireland rounded off its 50th anniversary year with a celebration for current and former staff members, associates and special guests at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. The company’s newly-appointed Country Manager, Alexander Pavlov hosted a gala lunch and introduced a series of stories and photographs charting 50 years of growth.

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Reflecting on a 12-month programme of celebratory events and activities, Alexander Pavlov said: “The past year has been an excellent opportunity to highlight the integral role Atlas Copco Compressors has played in Ireland’s industrial community, serving major players in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics and food sectors. However, as well as looking back, it is also a time to look forward. Considerable investment has been made in Atlas Copco’s Ireland operation during the past couple of years alone and we are now building an even stronger presence, with economic indications suggesting a bright future lies ahead.”

Commemorative activities during 2015 included a staff trip to the Mondello Park racing circuit and customer receptions at major rugby and football events.

As the largest supplier of compressed air products and services in Ireland, Atlas Copco has more than 30 technical sales, service and support staff at facilities in Dublin, Cork and Lisburn, including a fully-equipped compressor engineering workshop.

A positive year of trading was assisted in the west of the country by the appointment of Galway-based C&L Industrial Ltd as a distributor for industrial air compressors and spare parts.

Demand for equipment such as the GA VSD+ range of compressors, which reduce energy consumption by as much as 50 per cent compared with their more traditional fixed-speed counterparts, suggests that efficient production is high on the agenda of industrial companies in Ireland. Additionally, the ZS range of screw blowers, which assist in aeration processes, have been well received by industrial and municipal waste water plants.

Guests at the final 50th anniversary gala of the year included Andrew Walker, former Country Manager for Atlas Copco in Ireland and current President of the Construction Technique business area. Also in attendance was Dirk Ville, General Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors in the UK, and Alex Bongaerts, the Antwerp-based Vice-President of Atlas Copco Holdings in the Benelux countries, France, Great Britain and Ireland. Other guests included employees from Edwards, the vacuum business that Atlas Copco acquired in 2013.

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Atlas Copco Ireland is the Ireland sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group, providing oil-free and oil injected stationary air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) and air management systems. Atlas Copco Ireland’s sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites. In addition to industrial compressors, Atlas Copco Ireland also handles the sales and marketing of construction and mining equipment, portable compressors and electric power generators, industrial power tools and assembly systems – all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network. Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.