Edwards, the vacuum solutions business that became part of the Atlas Copco Group in 2014, uses the Qingdao facility as its global base for the manufacturing of rotary vane and liquid ring vacuum pumps.

“This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility lets us be close to our customers in China so that we can help them increase their productivity through our innovative vacuum and abatement solutions,” said Atlas Copco president and CEO Ronnie Leten. “This is key to our continuous effort to expand our business in high-growth regions.”
 
Atlas Copco is investing about US$40 million in the plant over three years. The investment covers land purchase, construction of the factory, office space as well as application and development labs.