“The pump business has a lot of synergy with our current product offer, especially with our existing generator customer base in the construction, rental and mining industry. We see in this business an interesting growth potential and expansion for the division,” said Geert Follens, president of the Atlas Copco Portable Air Division.
The transfer of the sales, service and reporting departments started on 1 September 2010. The production, currently in the Construction Tools Division factory in Saint Valery, France will be transferred to the Portable Air Division production site in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
Portable Air’s portfolio already includes compressors and generators.