Atlas Copco buys vacuum pump maker

“This acquisition fits very well with our ambition to develop a globally leading position in the market for low pressure equipment, extending our offering to blowers of nearly all sizes,” said Stephan Kuhn, president, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique. “We see especially good growth opportunities in wastewater treatment, where there is great demand for more energy efficient products.”

Privately-owned Houston Service Industries employs 123 people and has annual revenues of US$37 million.