Burckhardt Compression Opens 11th Subsidiary

Burckhardt Compression AG, Switzerland, acquired the reciprocating compressors business from Sulzer Brasil and opens a new subsidiary with a complete service center, including the first Burckhardt valve shop in Brazil, South America.

Operating since September 1, 2005, Burckhardt Compression Brazil Ltda. represents an important goal in the Burckhardt Compression global strategy. "This important step shows the commitment of the organization with customers located in South America" says Fabio Santos, General Manager of Burckhardt Compression Brazil.

The newly opened subsidiary will continue its operation with the same staff which was responsible for the Burckhardt compressor business in Brazil, South America, for many years. The company provides the full range of services for all reciprocating compressors such as valve service, spare parts logistics, engineering services, field service, component repair as well as extensive revamps. The local application engineering capability is also able to develop and produce compressor packages for a big range of applications.

Burckhardt Compression AG, Switzerland, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of reciprocating compressors with sales amounting to US $ 125 Mio. and a global sales network. Burckhardt Compression has now 600 employees and over 40 agents around the world.

Burckhardt Compression AG is a world leader in reciprocating compressor technology and the only manufacturer of a complete series of Laby® (labyrinth piston), process gas, and hyper compressors for numerous applications. Their compressors are used in the field of oil refining, chemical and petrochemical industries, air separation, as well as gas transport and storage. Burckhardt Compression's worldwide service network provides the full range of customer support services; from supply of quality compressor components over valve service to complete plant overhauls, from engineering to the fulfillment of extensive modular service contracts.

Further inquiries: Lucy Heller Tel. +41 (0)52 262 57 09 Fax +41 (0)52 262 03 48
E-mail lucy.heller@burckhardtcompression.com
Internet www.burckhardtcompression.com

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