Atlas Copco Compressors in Ireland rounded off its 50th anniversary year with a celebration for current and former staff members, associates and special guests at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. The company’s newly-appointed Country Manager, Alexander Pavlov hosted a gala lunch and introduced a series of stories and photographs charting 50 years of growth.
Reflecting on a 12-month of programme of celebratory events and activities, Alexander Pavlov said: “The past year has been an excellent opportunity to highlight the integral role Atlas Copco Compressors has played in Ireland’s industrial community, serving major players in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics and food sectors. However, as well as looking back, it is also a time to look forward. Considerable investment has been made in Atlas Copco’s Ireland operation during the past couple of years alone and we are now building an even stronger presence, with economic indications suggesting a bright future lies ahead.”
Commemorative activities during 2015 included a staff trip to the Mondello Park racing circuit and customer receptions at major rugby and football events.
As the largest supplier of compressed air products and services in Ireland, Atlas Copco has more than 30 technical sales, service and support staff at facilities in Dublin, Cork and Lisburn, including a fully-equipped compressor engineering workshop.
A positive year of trading was assisted in the west of the country by the appointment of Galway-based C&L Industrial as a distributor for industrial air compressors and spare parts.
Demand for equipment such as the GA VSD+ range of compressors, which reduce energy consumption by as much as 50 per cent compared with their more traditional fixed-speed counterparts, suggests that efficient production is high on the agenda of industrial companies in Ireland. Additionally, the ZS range of screw blowers, which assist in aeration processes, have been well received by industrial and municipal waste water plants.
Guests at the final 50th anniversary gala of the year included Andrew Walker, former Country Manager for Atlas Copco in Ireland and current President of the Construction Technique business area. Also in attendance was Dirk Ville, General Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors in the UK, and Alex Bongaerts, the Antwerp-based Vice-President of Atlas Copco Holdings in the Benelux countries, France, Great Britain and Ireland. Other guests included employees from Edwards, the vacuum business that Atlas Copco acquired in 2013.