Atlas Copco Used Equipment refurbishing center opens in Poland
Tina Grady Barbaccia | September 29, 2011
Atlas Copco is giving new life to pre-owned Atlas Copco portable compressors and generators. The Portable Energy Division announced on Sept. 28 that it has opened its first refurbishing center in Warsaw, Poland. The center will coordinate Atlas Copco Portable Energy’s European refurbishment activities and equipment offer.
Atlas Copco Portable Energy will sell its branded used equipment through the existing sales channels. Before they are offered for sale, the pre-owned Atlas Copco units can be fully refurbished in the Warsaw facility. The center will have a substantial refurbishing capacity for compressors or generators. Smaller local servicing and refurbishing activities will be carried out in customer centers throughout Europe.
“The introduction of the Used Equipment program was driven by the Atlas Copco motto of sustainable productivity,” said Sam Waes, Used Equipment business development manager. Waes emphasized the importance of refurbishment in maintaining equipment quality and integrity. “Refurbishment is a crucial element in our Used Equipment program to safeguard quality and customer expectations for Atlas Copco Used Equipment.”
Poland was chosen as the location for the refurbishing center because of its central location in East Europe being an important region for pre-owned equipment in Europe. Atlas Copco already has a customer center in Warsaw, which allows for synergies in terms of logistics and support.
“Customers trust the Atlas Copco brand,” Jan Jakubczak – business line manager of Portable Energy in Poland, said in a written press statement. “They can rely on Atlas Copco Used Equipment to deliver the Atlas Copco quality they know. Thanks to our expert personnel and stringent quality standards, this is something we will be able to offer in the refurbishing center in Warsaw.”
In parallel with the opening of the refurbishing center in Poland, Atlas Copco Portable Energy is currently mapping out the worldwide roll-out of its Used Equipment program.
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