August 29, 2007
The assets divested are predominantly generators and air compressors, and four branches with 52 employees. As part of the transaction, Atlas Copco will acquire Coates’s fleet of oil-free air compressors.
“This agreement will allow Prime to focus on the future development of specialty rentals in Australia, where we have seen increasing demand,”says Ronnie Leten, President of Atlas Copco’s business area Compressor Technique. “It will bring Prime further in its profitable growth strategy to develop applications for industrial and oil and gas customers, with a special focus on oil-free and high-pressure air.”
Prime Industrial Rentals will continue to operate as part of Atlas Copco’s division Specialty Rental.