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Atlas Copco Rental Japan supplies 100% oil-free electric mobile air compressors to semiconductor manufacturer during production site expansion project.

July 15, 2019

When Japanese semiconductor manufacturer decided to expand its site last October, they needed extra air in order to get their production line up and running as soon as possible.

To meet their needs, Atlas Copco Rental introduced its PTE compressors - 100% oil free air mobile compressors with an electric motor - for the first time in Japan.

Thanks to our global network of depots around the globe, we were able to import these compressors from our Korean facility.
We decided our PTE range would best match the requirements of the customer since sufficient electricity was available on site. This also allowed us to limit the rental cost to a minimum for our customer. The fact that we are the only company able to provide the required volume of air with only a few units on site was a deciding factor in choosing Atlas Copco Rental for this project.

Indoor installation: local expert quickly on site for full assessment

What appeared like a simple project, quickly became a complex one. In normal circumstances, our compressors are installed outdoor, but in this case, the available space on the production site was confined. We therefore agreed to install the compressors indoor although this is never ideal. It carries the risk that, when running, the equipment heats up which would rapidly increase the room temperature.

Thanks to our international network, we managed to rapidly send one of our experts to the site to assess whether the PTE compressors could be installed inside the building. Based on an extensive analysis of the specific situation and years of previous experience, we felt this would not bring any risk to the production lines and gave green light. The commissioning of the production equipment could safely take-off!

Global network and collaboration

The excellent global connection with the Korean team enabled Rental Japan to import the PTE compressors and smoothly answer the demand of the customer.

“ Thanks to our strong worldwide network, we were able to quickly provide the right expertise and solution to the customer. ”

Yusuke Morimoto , Specialty Rental Sales engineer

The customer was very satisfied with the hands-on approach and constant care of Atlas Copco Rental Japan for the entire rental period.

Morimoto concludes: “From the beginning our customer already knew that no other company could provide the air volume they needed, but sending one of our experts on site to check the possibility of installing and operating the PTE compressors indoor really proved for them that Atlas Copco Rental goes the extra mile. And that meant a lot to them.

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