Atlas Copco completes acquisition of Leybold Vacuum

Leybold becomes part of the vacuum solutions division, belonging to the compressor technique business area.

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Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has completed the acquisition of the former Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH (Cologne, Germany), which has been renamed Leybold GmbH. Leybold becomes part of the vacuum solutions division, belonging to the compressor technique business area, with approximately 6,500 employees represented in over 35 countries.

"The technological know-how and the innovative spirit of Leybold will complement our vacuum portfolio and strengthen our market presence, contributing to our customers’ success," says Geert Follens, president of the Atlas Copco vacuum solutions division.

Leybold develops and delivers vacuum pumps, systems, standardized and customized vacuum solutions and services for various industries. As a supplier of vacuum technology, Leybold offers solutions for industrial processes such as secondary metallurgy and a range of coating technologies.

"We will continue to support our customers in the future with our vacuum expertise. Our enhanced product portfolio, sustainable after-sales services and proximity to our customer will distinguish us as a reliable business partner,” says Steffen Saur, chief marketing officer, responsible for the global sales and service activities of Leybold. “Additionally, by combining Atlas Copco’s and Leybold’s strengths in industrial dry pumps and scientific turbo pumps, it will provide a technology platform for superior next generation products.” 

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