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Atlas Copco rotary screw air compressors among first verified for performance by CAGI


Rock Hill, S.C., August 30, 2007: Rotary screw air compressors manufactured by Atlas Copco Compressors LLC are among the first in the world whose performance ratings have been verified in independent testing sponsored by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute, a group representing industry manufacturers. The testing was conducted by Intertek Testing Services, administrator of the CAGI Performance Verification Program.

Atlas Copco is the world's leading manufacturer of compressed air equipment and has been a pioneer in introducing new air compressor technologies, including oil-free and variable speed drive systems. The company has been at the forefront in improving industry standards for air compressor performance and in reducing the environmental impact and energy usage of equipment.
CAGI introduced its Performance Verification Program to ensure that purchasers are provided with accurate product information. Participation in the testing program is voluntary and open to all manufacturers, whether or not they are members of CAGI. Test results are published on the organization's web site (

The CAGI program verifies the information that manufacturers publish on CAGI data sheets, including air flow capacities and efficiencies. Multiple units are tested annually at random to verify that equipment performance is consistent with published information. Potential customers use CAGI data sheets to review operational and performance information for product consideration and comparison. Manufacturers whose products pass the testing process are able to use the CAGI Performance Verification Program Seal on specification sheets and on their products and literature.

"We are very pleased to participate in this program, which underscores our commitment to providing purchasers with accurate, unbiased information on product performance," said David Prator, Southern Regional Vice President of Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. "Equipment quality, efficiency and reliability are critical to customers, and the CAGI Performance Verification Program will help them select air compressor systems that best meet their performance requirements."


Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions.

The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with more than 130 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 170 markets. In 2007, Atlas Copco had 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 63.