Highlights

The operations of some clients are particularly enthralling and offer a broad scope of subjects across many industrial sectors. These are frequently “Cream” assignments, enabling some untypical subjects to be captured ranging from brewing to brick making. The case studies featured here all relate to air or nitrogen and the role they play in numerous industries. As you will see, extensive publicity has been generated, significantly contributing to the generation of new business and representing Atlas Copco as a market leader.


Atlas Copco are a manufacturer of air systems. They develop innovative sustainable solutions that create value for their customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco’s expertise is in compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems.


Bricks by the Million, Ibstock Brick

Installing Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pumps within its Dorket Head brickworks operation has helped Ibstock Brick maintain consistent product quality, achieve increased productivity and benefit from the added bonus of a potential 60 per cent energy saving.

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Print Quality Inspection at Buxton Press

Installing a new Atlas Copco ring main and variable speed driven (VSD) compressor with ancillaries is calculated to result in an annual carbon reduction of approximately 48 tonnes of CO2 for award winning magazine printing company, Buxton Press Limited - along with close to £7,500 per annum savings in compressed air energy costs.

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Water Purification with Severn Trent

Severn Trent Water has chosen to install reliable and energy efficient ZS oil-free rotary screw blowers from Atlas Copco at six of its water treatment plants in the UK. This forms part of a major infrastructure refurbishment programme, including upgrades to its Rapid Gravity Filters (RGF) processes installations that require low pressure air for sand de-scouring duties.

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Intermac : the Power of Water

Natural Stone Surfaces, one of the UK’s leading quartz and granite worktop manufacturers, chose Atlas Copco to upgrade its essential compressed air supply and has improved its productivity and saved over £4,750 in annual energy costs as a result.

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Adding Nitrogen, The Outstanding Brewing Company

A newly installed and highly innovative compressed air and on-site nitrogen generation system from Atlas Copco is providing a key driver in the Outstanding Brewing Company’s on-going commitment to enhance its product quality, productivity and growth.

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SMARTLINK : Supporting the Chemical Industry

Sika Limited has virtually halved its batch transfer time after installing a centralised and remotely monitored compressed air and nitrogen system from Atlas Copco. The system, which was installed, and is being serviced, by Atlas Copco subsidiary Compressor Engineering, is proving essential in the safe and efficient production procedures at the company’s manufacturing facility in Preston, UK. Furthermore, it has allowed full centralisation between adjacent plant installations and provided capacity for expansion.

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Compressed Air and Vacuum System Makeover : Wienerberger Ltd

The company’s Denton plant, near Manchester, is one of 14 Wienerberger production sites in the UK providing wall, roof and landscaping innovations. It is a major part of global building solutions manufacturer Wienerberger Building Solutions, the world’s largest producer of bricks and clay blocks, and the market leader for clay roof tiles.

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Its a Winner!

2017 ended on a high note with Adrian winning the EEF Manufacturing Photography Competition. This winning photograph features an Intermac stone cutting machine using diamond tools and a continuous flow of water to both cool the process and to flush the stone chips away. Adrian is pictured receiving his award, accompanied by an Atlas Copco representative at The House of Commons.