Atlas Copco has acquired the WestRon Group of Companies, a Canadian distributor of compressors and blowers.
WestRon is focused on sales, installations and service of small industrial compressors and blowers. The company’s main focus is servicing and selling compressors and equipment to the general industrial manufacturing industry.
The purchase price of the acquisition is “not material relative to Atlas Copco’s market capitalization” and was not disclosed by the company.
“Extending our service offering is a part of our strategy to grow our presence in this important region,” said Vagner Rego, business area president for Compressor Technique at Atlas Copco.
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With its head office in Calgary, Alberta, WestRon also has locations in Edmonton, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, as well as Brantford and Stoney Creek, Ontario. The company employs 26 people.
WestRon has gained a solid reputation as a prime supplier for municipal, industrial and commercial pump and compressor solutions. WestRon’s reputation comes from owner Ron Sigurdson, who has been in the pump and compressor business since 1970.
Alongside new compressors and pumps, WestRon also rents equipment and sells used and rebuilt models.
Following the acquisition, WestRon will operationally become part of the Compressor Technique service division of Atlas Copco.
The Compressor Technique business area provides compressed air solutions; industrial compressors, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems.
The division has a global service network in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries.