Atlas Copco Portable Air to change name
By Atlas Copco
July 6, 2011 - On July 1, Atlas Copco's Portable Air division changed its name to the Portable Energy division, a name which more accurately reflects the division’s extended product portfolio.
By Atlas Copco
July 6, 2011 – On July 1, Atlas Copco's Portable Air division changed
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.
Geert Follens, president of Atlas Copco Portable Energy, and friend.
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, says, “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.”