Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area provides vacuum products, exhaust management systems, valves and related products mainly under the Edwards, Leybold and Atlas Copco brands.
The main markets served are semiconductor and scientific as well as a wide range of industrial segments including chemical process industries, food packaging and paper handling. The business area has a global service network and innovates for sustainable productivity in order to further improve its customers’ performance. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Germany, South Korea, China and Japan.
Vacuum is required in a number of industrial applications where the pressure is required to be below atmospheric pressure and/or the environment needs to be clean. The market can be categorized in semiconductor, industrial vacuum and scientific vacuum. However, each of these sectors contains several sub-sectors and specific applications.
Vacuum Technique has a leading market position globally in most of its operations. The main competitors for the semiconductor and industrial vacuum market are Busch, Gardner Denver, Ebara Corporation, Pfeiffer Vacuum, Kashiyama, Shimadzu Corporation, Ulvac Technologies and DAS Environmental Expert.