Vacon, Inc. Manufactures Custom AC Drive for Bristol Compressors International Inc.


MEQUON, WISC., - Vacon, Inc. a global manufacturer of AC drives, announced today that they have entered a three year supply agreement with Bristol, Virginia based Bristol Compressors International Inc. This agreement will be to design and manufacture Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) that will be used to control Bristol Compressor's Benchmark VStar variable speed compressors. The custom designed, patent pending technology AC drive was developed in the USA by Vacon's Chambersburg, PA facility where it will also be manufactured.

"This partnership with Bristol Compressors allows Vacon to enter into the high volume
residential HVAC marketplace which is an exciting growth opportunity for Vacon" says Tom Doring, President, Vacon North America. "This new compressor represents a major technical leap forward in efficiency and sound reduction and we are excited to be part of the overall solution".

For more information, please contact:

Nicki Bowling, Marketing Manager - N.A.; (414)702-9323; nicki.bowling@vacon.com

Vacon in brief

Vacon's operations are driven by a passion to develop, manufacture, and sell the best
AC drives in the world - and nothing else. AC drives are used in the control of electric motors and in the production of renewable energy. Vacon has R&D and production units in Finland, the USA, China, and Italy. The company has sales offices in 27 countries. In 2010, Vacon's revenues were EUR 338.0 million and the company employed an average of 1,301 people around the world. Vacon Plc's shares (VAC1V) are listed on the NASD AQ OMX Helsinki. Driven by Drives, www.vacon.com

Bristol Compressors International in brief

Bristol Compressors International modern manufacturing facility, distribution warehouse, administrative offices, and research and development reside at the company's Bristol, Virginia headquarters. The fully integrated facility covers over 750,000 square feet (69,700 square meters). Bristol manufactures a full line of compressors used in air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration applications. Bristol supplies compressors to original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and wholesale distributors in six continents and over 50 countries around the world. Customers around the world have come to rely on Bristol Compressors. www.bristolcompressors.com

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