Atlas Copco acquires Northern Ireland’s Ace Air

Atlas Copco Group has today (7th February) confirmed its acquisition of Ace Air, a Northern Ireland-based compressed air systems specialist.

Founded in 2011, Ace Air has around eight employees that serve its customer base of industrial and service businesses in the local area.

Now part of Atlas Copco, Ace Air joined the service division within the Compressor Technique business area.

Vagner Rego, President of the Compressor Technique business area, said, “Ace Air has a strong market presence in Northern Ireland, and this acquisition will enable us to further develop the reach of our products from our ALUP Kompressoren.”

Ace Air is the second company this year to join the Compressor Technique business area. In January (2024), Atlas Copco also announced the purchase of US-based Hycomp, a high-pressure, oil-free compressor and booster manufacturer.

Read more: Atlas Copco acquires compression technology specialist Hycomp

The company has also confirmed that, as of May 2024, Vagner Rego, the current President of the Compressor Technique business area, will become President and CEO of the Group.

Rego will replace Mats Rahmström, who has been leading the company since 2017.

Read more: Atlas Copco announces Vagner Rego as President and CEO

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