Pennine Pneumatic Services wins Atlas Copco Compressors’ 2015 Distributor of the Year award

February 25, 2016

Atlas Copco Compressors awards Pennine Pneumatic 2015 distributor of the year

Repeating their achievement of two years ago, Halifax-based Pennine Pneumatic Services has been awarded the accolade of Atlas Copco Compressors’ 2015 Distributor of the Year. Managing Director, Gary Whitaker said:

“ Winning the Atlas Copco Distributor of the Year Award for the second time in three years is testament to the teamwork behind everything we do here at PPS, as well as our excellent working relationship with Atlas Copco. It’s a great accolade to start our 25th anniversary year, and we look forward to another bumper year in 2016. ”

Gary Whitaker , Managing Director, Pennine Pneumatic Services

A major aspect of PPS’s success in surpassing its 2015 sales target by 30 per cent was the company’s recognition of the potential efficiency savings its customers could make from Atlas Copco’s recently introduced GHS VSD+ rotary screw vacuum pump range. Nationwide, PPS was among the first Atlas Copco distributors to install this new and far-reaching rough vacuum technology at the sites of its major customers; which offers average energy savings of 50% compared with conventional oil-sealed and dry vane vacuum pumps, as well as best in class noise levels and oil retention.

“ As a long-standing distributor of Atlas Copco Compressors’ market-leading products, we’re proud to champion their benefits to our customers: from cost savings and efficiency to lowering their carbon footprint. We’ve been extremely pleased with our sales this past year and receiving this award is the icing on the cake. ”

Ian Harrison , Service Director, Pennine Pneumatic Services

The 40-strong PPS team’s holistic approach and ability to go the extra mile, by securing business opportunities in a diverse regional market, has contributed greatly to achieving results. The company prides itself in being a people-centric business: a factor that is underscored by its other achievements this year. This included PPS winning the Halifax Courier Business Award for Employer of the Year, together with its employee Matthew Chandler being shortlisted as a regional finalist for the EEF Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year award.

As Ian Harrison explains:

“ At PPS we are strong believers in encouraging every member of staff to fulfil their potential. Since joining the company, Matty has progressed from pipe fitter labourer on to an engineering apprenticeship, supported by his manager and the rest of the team. Being shortlisted as a regional finalist for the EEF Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year awards was a great achievement, and we are proud that Matty has received this accolade under the auspices of the company. ”

Ian Harrison , Service Director, Pennine Pneumatic Services

PPS has been an authorised premier distributor for Atlas Copco Compressors for 25 years. From its Halifax site, the company is committed to meeting the needs of customers in the Yorkshire area by selling, installing and servicing Atlas Copco’s unique range of high quality, energy saving compressed air and vacuum solutions. This includes GX and GA (Fixed speed and VSD) industrial air compressors, oil-free compressors and screw blowers, rough vacuum pumps and nitrogen generators.

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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 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43,000 employees. Learn more at

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