Effective from July 1, Atlas Copco’s Portable Air Division is changing its name to the Portable Energy Division, a name which more accurately reflects the division’s extended product portfolio. The new Portable Energy Division focuses on five pillars, each one relating to a product group – air (on-site compressors), power (on-site generators), light (on-site light towers), water (on-site pumps) and used equipment.
The first two pillars, air and power, relate to products
that the Portable Air Division has supplied for some years. Compressors were
the main focus when the division was started 21 years ago, and, during the past
two years, the Portable Air Division has intensified its focus on on-site
generators. These products are now seen as part of its core business (Atlas
Copco began supplying generators in 1986).
During 2010, the division added the third and fourth
pillars, light and water. This was the result of special focus placed on the
light tower business and the addition of pumps to the product portfolio in
September (the WEDA submersible pump line was transferred from the Construction
Tools Division to the Portable Air Division).
Newly appointed business development manager Sam Waes is
developing the fifth pillar, used equipment.
Geert Follens, president of the Portable Energy Division:
“Changing the name of the division to Portable Energy is a logical step in
light of the extension of our product range to our customers. With the five
pillars, we can offer our customers complete portable energy solutions. This
extended product offering, together with the intensified focus on the
construction business as a part of the new Construction Technique business
area, will provide us with the tools we need to give our customers the right
focus and the best service.”
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