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Control Gear recognised as Atlas Copco Compressors Distributor of the Year for 2017

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Presenting the award, Stef Lievens, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors’ Industrial Air Division, said:

“ Control Gear’s team were consistent performers throughout the year. They doubled their orders of our stationary industrial air compressors, with growth in every range from 2 kW to 90 kW, as well as making a noticeable contribution to industrial compressor sales above 90 kW. They also exceeded sales targets for both quality air and industrial gas equipment. Overall, Control Gear contributed greatly to the growth and success of Atlas Copco in the UK, across all of our business lines. ”

Stef Lievens , Industrial Air Business Line Manager - Atlas Copco Compressors UK

Winning the award is a particularly significant achievement because, in keeping with many service businesses in South Wales, Control Gear faced uncertainty over the future of the Port Talbot Steel works. It has nonetheless achieved significant results within the region by growing its non-steel business and working very closely with Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique Service division to ensure it is poised to grasp future business opportunities.

Since the early 1980s, Control Gear has been involved in the stocking, distribution and servicing of Atlas Copco systems and equipment and both companies continue to enjoy a close working relationship.

Commenting on his company’s award, director Mike Morris said:

“ I believe our success in 2017 was built on our long-established reputation as a reliable total solution service provider. As a result, our customer base has increased considerably over the last 12 to 18 months, which has provided new opportunities to assist companies in the region by lowering their energy consumption with the aid of new compressed air technologies. ”

Mike Morris , Director - Control Gear

Morris continued:

“ The proven energy efficiency credentials of Atlas Copco products complement our mission to help customers realise cost savings and increase uptime within their everyday production activities. The compressed air market is always going to be competitive. Therefore, to continue to be successful we need to provide a good quality service along with reliable and energy-efficient technologies at a competitive price. This is something that Atlas Copco and Control Gear have in common and aim to provide every time. ”

Mike Morris , Director - Control Gear
Control Gear, Atlas Copco Compressors authorised distributor for South Wales

The Control Gear team outside their offices in Pontypridd, South Wales

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Editor's Notes:
Atlas Copco Compressors is the GB sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group providing oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, gas and process compressors, vacuum pumps, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) air management systems, and custom designed engineered packages.

Atlas Copco Compressors’ sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of over 80 service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites.

In the United Kingdom, Atlas Copco 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 services 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 2017, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 116 (BEUR 12) and about 47 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.co.uk/compressors.

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