Heroes of hire: firms setting benchmarks in rental

Heroes of hire: firms setting benchmarks in rental
Published: 2 April 2017 - 7 a.m.
By: John Bambridge

Temporary power

Atlas Copco Rental

As a trusted partner of oil and gas, petrochemical and power sector players within the region, Atlas Copco provides a full range of rental solutions consisting of oil-free compressors, oil-lubricated compressors, air treatment equipment, nitrogen generators, power generators, steam generators, off-shore equipment and accessories.

Atlas Copco Rental (ASR) delivers temporary industrial air and power supply solutions that minimise downtime and maximise production. For short or long-term demands, planned contingencies or unexpected emergencies, its Specialty Rental division is on hand in the Middle East to provide the most cost- and energy-efficient 24/7 solutions.

A key product is its oil-free flow and pressure ranges up to 1,600 CFM at 10 bar with the Atlas Copco PTS 916, and up to 25 bar with the PNS 1250, as well as a complete range of electrical-driven 100% oil-free air compressors.

Through focusing on delivering oil-free, high pressure energy-saving and other compressed air applications, ASR has expanded both its fleet and its workforce — which grew by 30% — over the last five years, Atlas Copco was the first compressor manufacturer to offer Class 0 ISO 8573-1 certified oil-free air that eliminates all risk of contamination by oil.

This industry benchmark is trusted in applications from oil and gas through to food and beverage processing, and is used in the chemical and petrochemical processing, electronics manufacturing and medical sectors.

In 2016, Atlas Copco Rental launched the PTS 800, a portable, diesel-driven 100% oil-free air compressor to complete its range of the oil-free electrical and diesel-driven air compressors at the lower end. A solution for smaller air needs, or where space and lifting capabilities are limited, the PTS 800 delivers a maximum flow of 800 CFM at 10 bar.

Atlas Copco’s factory-trained engineers work with its customers to design the most suitable temporary installations, including, if needed, all accessories as part of a turnkey solution. The quality of its service, safety and environmental custodianship is guaranteed by its Triple ISO certification — an industry first.

The business’ global network includes 12 rental depots located throughout the Middle East, working through Atlas Copco service centres or through its authorised distributors. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the rental business in the region is led by regional general manager Eng. Akram Tamari, who together with the management team handles operations across the Middle East and North Africa.

Tamari notes: “At Atlas Copco we are committed to providing its customers and business partners with sustainable productivity. Our Specialty Rental division epitomises this ethos by optimising resources and providing its clients with short- or long-term air and power solutions which are both cost and energy efficient. No matter what the compressed air needs, big or small, Atlas Copco has the solution.”

As a group, Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. It serves customers with compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems.

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique division also provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps, generators and lighting towers. This unit offers speciality rental and provides service for sustainable productivity in civil works, oil and gas, energy and drilling through a global network.

Founded in 1873 and based in Stockholm, Atlas Copco employees 45,000 people across 180 countries, and in 2016, the group reported revenues of $11.5bn.


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