Atlas Copco has acquired Walker Filtration Ltd, UK-based manufacturer of equipment for the treatment of compressed air, gas and vacuum.
Family-owned Walker Filtration is headquarted in Washington, near Newcastle, in the northeast of England. The company manufacturers high-efficiency equipment for the treatment of compressed air, gas and vacuum. It also has offices in Europe, USA, Australia and Japan.
Source: Atlas Copco
The corporation, which will continue to operate under the Walker Filtration name and brand, will be part of the Medical Gas division in Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area.
Speaking about the acquisition, Vagner Rego, Atlas Copco’s Business Area President Compressor Technique, said, “Walker Filtration is a respected company with a strong brand name and product portfolio that will play an important role to increase our presence and competence in the business of equipment for the treatment of compressed air, gas and vacuum.”
A press release said the purchase price is not material relative to Atlas Copco’s market capitalisation and was not disclosed.
Atlas Copco is the first manufacturer to have its vacuum pumps checked for traces of oil by TÜV Rheinland in accordance with the ISO 8573-1 standard.
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