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Precision Pneumatics celebrates 25
years as Atlas Copco premier distributor

Precision Pneumatics, based in Knowsley, Liverpool, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a Premier Distributor for Atlas Copco Compressors. According to managing director Phil Hood: "Our continued success is the result of offering quality products combined with the exceptional customer service and support provided by our highly experienced and dedicated team."

As the result of these endeavours, the business has enjoyed a history of continual growth and for most of its quarter century has been among the top three performers within Atlas Copco Compressors' nationwide distributor network.

The company was originally established in 1991 by Phil Hood, Julie Prescott and John Bevan (now retired) who between them have over 68 years' experience in the compressed air and pneumatics industry. The company has been an Atlas Copco Premier Distributor ever since its inception, and its sales territory covers Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales.

Authorised to undertake surveys and the design, supply and installation of Atlas Copco compressors and compressed air equipment, Precision Pneumatics
offers products from Atlas Copco's industrial compressor range including fixed speed oil-injected rotary screw compressors, from the GX and GA ranges, and oil injected VSD compressors up to 315kW. The distributor also offers Class Zero rated oil-free scroll compressors up to 22kW, quality air accessories such as dryers and inline filters, and was among the first Atlas Copco suppliers nationwide to introduce the revolutionary GHS VSD+ rotary screw vacuum pumps.

The company has undergone much change over its past 25 years. As co-founder and director, Julie Prescott observes: "Phil and I have come a long way since we started the business operation with an office that comprised just two deck chairs and a crate for a desk! For a little while there was no phone service connected, so our very first order was placed from the public phone box around the corner."

Since then, Precision Pneumatics has continued to grow as a business and in 2000 acquired Wearside Pneumatics, who are also an Atlas Copco distributor. In 2002, the company moved into a purpose-built 12,500 sq ft factory, and now employs 23 people at its branch in Liverpool − and is actively recruiting more − plus a further eight at its Wearside Pneumatics operation in the North East.

Recognising this milestone anniversary achievement, Atlas Copco Compressors' Industrial Air business line manager, Paul Clark commented: "Precision Pneumatics' years of continued growth and sales success stems from their highly skilled team, whose primary focus is improving their customers' efficiency and productivity. This has helped them to achieve results with our compressor solutions, which provide improved performance, equipment reliability and energy efficiency, as well as offering genuine 24 hour service and tailored maintenance plans."

Precision Pneumatics in profile
Precision Pneumatics was established in 1991 as a privately owned Company with over 50 years expertise in the compressed air and pneumatics industry, and has since developed partnerships with the industry's major suppliers, including Atlas Copco and FESTO. Precision Pneumatics quickly developed a reputation for quality without compromise providing a much-needed service to fulfil modern industrial requirements.

After Precision Pneumatics achieved continued growth, 2000 saw the acquisition of Wearside Pneumatics a Company of some 25 years standing with an excellent reputation within the fluid power industry.

November 2002 heralded a major expansion in the Company's history, moving into a purpose built 12,500 square foot factory in Liverpool, this has allowed further development of our core business and has assisted in exploring new opportunities for future growth.

For further information, view website: www.precisionpneumatics.co.uk

Atlas Copco Compressors in profile
Atlas Copco Compressors is the GB sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group providing oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors,  gas and process compressors, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) air management systems, and custom designed engineered packages. 

Atlas Copco Compressors' sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of over 80 service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites.

In the United Kingdom, Atlas Copco also handles the sales and marketing of construction and mining equipment, portable compressors and electric power generators, industrial power tools and assembly systems - all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network. 

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

For further information, e-mail: gba.info@uk.atlascopco.com or view website: www.atlascopco.co.uk 

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