Atlas Copco celebrates the 25th anniversary of its "Yellow Plant" in Wilrijk
The Yellow Plant has served as the worldwide headquarters for the Portable Energy division, along with being the global competence center for the development, marketing and production of portable compressors, and associated equipment, since 1991.
The new 8 Series compressor is one of the main attractions of this landmark day. These energy-efficient, lightweight compressors have received positive reviews from professional users of portable compressors across the world. Peter Lauwers, President of the Atlas Copco Portable Energy division, explained that the 8 Series is just the latest Yellow Plant innovation. "Over the years, we have launched technologies and equipment that remain unrivaled to this day. Our compressor range with the indestructible HardHat® canopy is just one example. With the 8 Series, which was developed and built in-house, we push into new performance territory once again."
As it celebrates 25 successful years in Wilrijk, the Atlas Copco Yellow Plant team keeps a firm eye on the future. “Our focus on sustainability has resulted in compressors fit for multiple applications, lowering the total cost of ownership for our customers and offering a Tier 4 final engine solution for the lowest emissions levels and the highest fuel efficiency. Connectivity is another important trend driving our product development,” said Lauwers. “Our customers want to be continuously in touch with their compressors and by doing so optimize their operations.”
The celebration is focused on the people that made this success possible. Over 50 employees who walked through the door on day one are still working at the Yellow Plant 25 years later.
For more information please contact:
- Paul Humphreys, Vice President Communications
Phone: +32 3 750 85 50
Portable Energy is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. Through a forward-thinking approach, the company designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of mobile, energy efficient, compressors, generators, light towers, pumps and boosters. These are used in a wide range of industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and rental. The divisional headquarters are located in Antwerp, Belgium. Production facilities are located around the world, with primary sites in Belgium, Spain, Italy, USA, India, Brazil and China.