The move is part of the company’s ‘grow and divide’ strategy to continue growth while maintaining specialisms. Last year it sold off significant parts of its construction business to improving performance in the remaining areas.
At a press conference 12 March Atlas Copco introduced its new ‘Power Technique’ business area; the ‘Power and Flow’, ‘Portable Air’ and ‘Specialty Rental’ divisions will operate under this umbrella.
The company hopes the increased specificity of the new divisions will improve their performance.
Adrian Ridge is the president of the new Power and Flow division, coming from Atlas Copco’s power technique service division.
Atlas Copco also unveiled new products at the event, including the QAS 35 VSG variable speed generator. The product features automatic variable speed control from 800 to 2550 rpm and a built-in Power Management System (PMS), which enabling fuel consumption levels to be reduced by up to 40% against comparable models said the company.
Pumps were also on display, including the PAS range, designed for applications like dewatering on construction and mining sites, solids removal, drainage and even emergency situations involving flooding and shipping. The range includes a patented hinge system for impeller access to make on-site maintenance easier.
The WEDA+ range has recently undergone a complete design overhaul, which the company says has resulted in a 20% overall reduction in power consumption compared to previous models along with greater efficiency, simplified maintenance and increased capacity.
“Our core competency is providing power solutions to thousands of sites all over the world. We are now focused purely on three pillars - air, power and flow, and will continue to accelerate our research and NPD efforts in these areas to pioneer the technology of the future. We are committed to offering our customers and partners premium products that will deliver exceptional value and enhance the productivity of their businesses at the lowest possible total cost of ownership,” said Andrew Walker, president of the Power Technique business area.