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Atlas Copco launches custom design center in U.S.


Atlas Copco launches custom design center in U.S.

Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the launch of a U.S.-based Custom Design Center, formalizing the specialized compressor solution division that was created through Atlas Copco’s 2006 acquisition of Tide-Air.

The new Atlas Copco Custom Design Center, which is based in Houston, employs 25 people who specialize in customizing compressors and packaging solutions of all sizes for special applications. The creation of this division continues the tradition of service that Tide-Air has been providing to customers across a broad spectrum of industries since 1971.

“The Tide-Air acquisition has provided tremendous opportunities for us both in terms of our product capabilities and the development of our people, and we felt the time was right to rebrand our business inline with the Atlas Copco group,” said Rob Ryan, vice president engineered products for Atlas Copco Custom Design. “The talents of Atlas Copco Custom Design combined with the products and worldwide service capabilities of Atlas Copco provide us with a real competitive advantage.”

The birth of Atlas Copco Custom Design in the United States is the latest in a development of Atlas Copco Custom Design centers across the globe, including locations in the U.K., Belgium, India and Brazil. Atlas Copco Custom Design in Houston will keep the identifier “formally Tide-Air” under its new operating name for the next six to 12 months to help in transitioning from Tide-Air, a highly respected name within the oil and gas industry, as well as other markets.  

“Atlas Copco Custom Design, formerly Tide-Air, has been a tremendous acquisition for Atlas Copco in the United States,” commented Paul Hense, president of Atlas Copco Compressors in the U.S. “The expertise they have demonstrated in providing customers with customized packages has provided real value for both our customers and the Atlas Copco company.”

As part of this new process a complete new capabilities brochure will also be available in the near term for customers of Atlas Copco.

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 135 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2007, Atlas Copco had 33,000 employees and revenues of BSEK 63 (BUSD 10.3). Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area develops, manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, portable air compressors, gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, electric power generators, air treatment equipment and air management systems. It also offers specialty rental services. It innovates for superior productivity in applications such as manufacturing, construction, and the process industry worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Antwerp, Belgium. More information is available on