Chicago Pneumatic adds portable compressor production in Europe
International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has announced that it has added production capacity for the brand’s portable diesel compressor range at its Antwerp manufacturing facility in Belgium.
This new production strategy aims to meet Europe’s increasing demand as well as Chicago Pneumatic’s ambition to offer market-leading customer service and delivery times. Commenting on the new Antwerp production line, Wim Thijs, Product Marketing Manager for Portable Compressors at Chicago Pneumatic said: “This reflects our on-going commitment to the European portable compressor market and means we are now able to provide customers with portable air solutions that are made-to-order right in the heart of Europe.”
The facility in Antwerp will manufacture all the portable diesel compressors contained within the Chicago Pneumatic European range. This includes models from the CE approved CPS 2.5 – 5.5 m³/min range, which are suitable for a variety of applications, from residential and commercial construction to demolition and road maintenance. All of the models within the Chicago Pneumatic range feature robust and easy-to-maintain designs, including powerful European-sourced engines and proven compressor elements. Completing Chicago Pneumatic’s European portable compressor range are the larger CPS 11 and CPS 11-12 m³/min models, which have always been manufactured in Antwerp. These units are designed for more demanding construction and maintenance applications, including drilling and sand-blasting applications and specialist jobs such as the laying of optical fibre cabling.
The new production capability in Antwerp will also see Chicago Pneumatic tie up more closely with its distributor sales network in Europe, through which customers can access a full line of aftermarket products and maintenance services that provide for low life cycle costs.