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Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Makes Energy-Saving Technologies a Key Focus for China


Shanghai China, May 9, 2010 – Atlas Copco Compressor Technique today highlighted its long and successful history in bringing energy efficient technology to China. Supported by the shift of certain strategic management functions from Europe to China, Atlas Copco looks forward to further spreading state-of-the-art compressor solutions such as energy recovery, Variable Speed Drive, and air monitoring systems in China.

Stephan Kuhn, Compressor Technique President, said: “With part of Compressor Technique’s executive management team now based in China we will be even better positioned to deliver environmentally friendly compressor and air treatment solutions such as our ‘Carbon Zero’ compressors. In the spirit of the Shanghai World Expo’s theme, ‘Better City, Better Life,’ we are determined to meet customer needs, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and offer a lower cost of ownership. Later this year we will open another new Atlas Copco factory in Shanghai, supplying the growing Chinese market with energy efficient turbo compressors.”

In 2009 Atlas Copco’s ZR series of oil-free air compressors with built-in energy recovery systems was the first in the world to be TÜV certified for ‘net zero energy consumption’. This confirmed that 100% of the electrical power input could be recovered in the form of hot water. With these “Carbon Zero” compressors, industries using a great deal of hot water and steam such as food and beverage; dairies; pulp and paper; pharmaceuticals; chemicals and petrochemicals; power plants, clean rooms and textiles can dramatically reduce their energy bills.

Benefits of Cutting Energy Use

Atlas Copco’s energy saving technologies support the plan of China’s government to reduce energy use by 40-45% per unit GDP by 2020 from the 2005 level. Compressed air systems account for about 9% of the total industrial electricity consumption in China, according to industry sources. Atlas Copco’s energy saving technologies can therefore bring great benefits to the environment and play a fundamental role in helping China achieve this goal.

For further information please contact:
John Brookshire, General Manager 
Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. – Compressor Technique
Phone: +86 21 6108 2388

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). 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. More information is available on