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Compressors and expanders

Do you have an idea for improving the compressed air and gas technology?

The design, manufacturing and application of our compressors and expanders require many fields of expertise.

Our principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China and India. The main hub for research and development is in Antwerp, Belgium, where a designated team of engineers will evaluate your idea.

Based on basic thermodynamic principles, the design, manufacturing and application of compressors and expanders require many fields of expertise. Innovation in these fields is essential to improving the sustainable productivity of our customers. Among other things, our efforts are focused on improving the energy efficiency, robustness, reliability and cost of our products.

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