Atlas Copco Inaugurates Dedicated Production Line For Electric Portable Air Compressor In Belgium

ROCK HILL, S.C. — February 13, 2023 — Atlas Copco is investing in the future by inaugurating its first production line dedicated to the assembly of low carbon electric compressors. Based in Antwerp, Belgium, the new assembly line has cut lead times for the E-Air VSD units by half.

Atlas Copco’s electric mobile compressor range has gained considerable momentum since its release in 2019. Designed to deliver a cost-effective and low carbon compressed air solution in even the toughest applications, the E-Air is in demand across the construction, oil and gas, and mining sectors. Responding to the unprecedented growth of consumer interest in clean energy tech, Atlas Copco has invested in the extra capacity to optimise its output of the E-Air mobile compressors. The new production line — which is itself powered by green electricity, including extensive solar panels on site — has more than doubled daily production capacity of the E-Air at the facility.

Cutting lifetime carbon emissions

During a research project in 2021, Atlas Copco quantified and confirmed that the majority of emissions derive not at the time of manufacture, but from the lifetime use of its products. As a consequence, the company decided to tackle this in-use carbon footprint by increasing the accessibility of electric portable compressed air solutions. The extended production of the electric units will positively impact machine availability and time-to-market, thereby accelerating the transition to a more sustainable future.

Posted: February 13, 2023

Source: Atlas Copco