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Stockholm, Sweden, 2012/10/30 - Gazcon A/S, recently acquired by Atlas Copco, designs, manufactures and distributes nitrogen and oxygen generators using technology known as pressure swing adsorption (PSA). The company employs 21 people - AtlasCopco.com.
Nitrogen and oxygen gases are traditionally transported to customers through pipelines, bulk containers and cylinders. The PSA technology, combined with air compressors and dryers, allows small and medium gas consumers to economically generate gases on site, reducing costs and decreasing emissions. Nitrogen is typically needed in the marine, electronics, food and beverage industries, whereas oxygen is used for instance in medical, waste water treatment and metal applications.
“The fact that Gazcon is now part of the Atlas Copco Group is good news for all people working in or together with Gazcon”, says Horst Wasel, President Atlas Copco Quality Air division. “With a full range of nitrogen and oxygen generators, we see huge opportunities to grow our international business”.
Gazcon is particularly strong in the marine market, for which its inert gas systems ensure maximum safety during sea transport of oil and gas. The company offers both a range of standard generators as well as highly customized solutions.
“Gazcon has always been characterized by highly motivated employees and is a responsive, flexible and competent organization”, says Bjarne Fog, General Manager of Gazcon A/S,“This added with the strength, size and product range of Atlas Copco makes the basis for Gazcon to further develop and grow the business”.
Gazcon A/S is part of the Quality Air division within the Compressor Technique business area. For more information visit the Gazcon and Atlas Copco nitrogen websites.
Atlas Copco (atlascopco.com) is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9).
Quality Air is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, engineers, manufactures and markets dryers, gas dehydration/gas generation equipment, medical air solutions, and biogas upgrades worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including oil and gas, chemical, industrial manufacturing, medical and rental. The main production facilities are in China, Belgium, Italy and USA. The divisional headquarters is located in Antwerp, Belgium.