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Atlas Copco Helps Baosteel Shanghai Stainless Steel Plant to Lower Operational Cost


Baosteel Group is one of the most competitive iron and steel enterprises in China, and is also one of the world’s top 500 enterprises. As an important part of Baosteel’s iron & steel production business, Baosteel Shanghai Stainless Steel Plant produces over one million tons of stainless steel products, which are used in a wide array of fields and industries including food, machinery, chemical, vehicle and ship building, railways, architecture, household appliances and kitchen equipment.

Atlas Copco China - Baosteel
Focusing on its development concept of environmental protection, clean production and sustainable development, Baosteel Shanghai Stainless Steel Plant dedicates all its efforts to achieving production safety through an energy saving approach. After assessing the needs of Baosteel, Atlas Copco recommended its ZH series oil-free centrifugal compressors. With cutting-edge technologies, the ZH compressors feature low energy consumption, high efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and are therefore able to fully meet the customers’ requirements for high reliability and ease-of-use. Additionally, the integrated design is specially made to meet the customer’s demands of easy installation and maintenance.
Following comprehensive consideration of the above factors, Baosteel purchased 12 oil-free ZH centrifugal compressors from Atlas Copco in 2001 for its two compressed air stations. The compressors were installed in 2002 to supply compressed air for the plant. Later, Baosteel successively purchased another ten ZH series compressors from Atlas Copco, bringing the total number of compressors to 22, which are now installed separately in four compressed air stations. All of the 22 compressors have been operating in a safe and regular manner since their purchase and installation, providing Baosteel Shanghai Stainless Steel Plant with a guarantee for safety and energy efficient steadiness in production. In a high energy consumption industry such as the steel industry, low production cost is one of key factors that guarantee competiveness in the market.
Apart from iron and steel enterprises like Baosteel, the compressors of Atlas Copco also have a wide range of applications in other industries, such as chemical and manufacturing. With improvements in production technology and a trend for environmentally-friendly production, energy saving and consumption will become a competitive focus. In the future, the leaders in the industry will be the enterprises that have the flexibility to adapt to the diverse demands of their customers and meet their expectations by interaction and creating more value.

For further information please contact:
Charlie Zhu, Senior Product Manager
Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. – Compressor Technique
Phone: +86 21 6108 2362

Jiang Li Hua, Sales Manager
Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. – Compressor Technique
Phone: +86 21 6108 2422

Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had 34 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.7). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium.