Atlas Copco acquires Leybold Vacuum

Atlas Copco acquires LeyboldAtlas Copco now owns former Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, renamed Leybold GmbH. Leybold becomes part of the vacuum solutions division, which belongs to the compressor technique business area, with approximately 6 500 employees represented in over 35 countries.

‘The technological know-how and 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, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, develops and delivers vacuum pumps, systems, standardised and customised vacuum solutions and services for various industries. It also offers sustainable solutions for industrial processes and application expertise in the fields of analytical instruments and display production.

The company offers rough, medium, high and ultra-high vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, vacuum gauges, leak detectors, components and valves, as well as consulting and engineering of turnkey vacuum solutions. ‘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.