December 7, 2017
Atlas Copco USA announced a continuation of its longstanding partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) for the upcoming 2018 racing season. Atlas Copco has been involved with SHR since its inception and serves as a technical partner to the championship-winning NASCAR team.
“We’re excited about having Atlas Copco as a continued partner and sponsor for our 2018 racing season,” said Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition at SHR. “Their products are crucial in providing the quality compressed air our teams need to get the job done quickly, efficiently and reliably.”
Established by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Haas Automation founder Gene Haas, SHR fields entries for four drivers Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, SHR operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with nearly 370 employees.
“Atlas Copco and Stewart-Haas Racing have shared a successful relationship since 2009,” said Erik Arfalk, vice president of communications and branding at Atlas Copco. “We’re thrilled about extending our partnership and working together again in this upcoming season.”
Atlas Copco provides all of SHR’s compressed air equipment, which utilizes the SMARTLINK monitoring technology inside SHR’s state-of-the-art race shop. SMARTLINK provides 24/7 remote monitoring of the team’s compressed air system to ensure continuous uptime, peak performance and energy efficiency.
“There’s very little downtime in racing, so it’s our job to keep the crews supplied with the best possible compressed air that’s guaranteed to perform whenever it’s needed,” said Arfalk. “We can’t wait for the start of the season and our ongoing work with Stewart-Haas Racing.”
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The organization fields four entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Kevin Harvick, the No. 10 Ford Fusion for Aric Almirola, the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Clint Bowyer and the No. 41 Ford Fusion for Kurt Busch. The team also competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series by fielding a full time entry – the No. 00 Ford Mustang for Cole Custer – and one part-time entry – the No. 98 Ford Mustang. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with nearly 370 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.
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. Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco North America operates 125 locations and employs more than 4,900 people in the United States. Approximately one-fifth of the company’s global revenue comes from North America. Learn more at www.atlascopco.us.