Atlas Copco has both extended its offering of nitrogen generators and added oxygen generators to its portfolio, with the acquisition of Denmark’s Gazcon A/S.
Gazcon A/S will be part of the Quality Air division within the Compressor Technique business area of Atlas Copco.
Based in Lynge, northwest of Copenhagen, Gazcon designs and manufactures generators using technology known as pressure swing adsorption (PSA).
“With Gazcon we get an extensive range of on-site nitrogen and oxygen generator technology. This is an interesting growth opportunity which broadens our offering to several customer segments,” explained Stephan Kuhn, Business Area president, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique.
Nitrogen and oxygen gases are traditionally transported to customers through pipelines, bulk containers and cylinders. The PSA technology, combined with air compressors and dryers, allows small and medium gas consumers to economically generate gases on site, reducing costs and decreasing emissions.
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