Effective as of September 1, 2016, Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden) owns the former Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, renamed Leybold GmbH. Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco is a global player with more than 43,000 employees in over 180 countries. Leybold becomes part of the Vacuum Solutions Division, belonging to the Compressor Technique Business Area, with approximately 6,500 employees represented in over 35 countries.
With this acquisition, Atlas Copco trusts the strengths of the vacuum specialists at Leybold, founded in 1850, who will keep their traditional and well-known brand in the market. “The technological know-how and the 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, and has a 166-year long history, develops and delivers vacuum pumps, systems, standardized and customized vacuum solutions and services for various industries. As a leading supplier of vacuum technology, Leybold offers sustainable solutions for industrial processes such as secondary metallurgy and a range of coating technologies. With a high application expertise in the fields of analytical instruments, display production as well as in research and development, Leybold ranks among the world’s top providers and has always been a part of well-known, globally active companies. With 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, Leybold provides a very broad portfolio for general and specific customer applications.
“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. “Additionally, by combining Atlas Copco’s and Leybold’s strengths in industrial dry pumps and scientific turbo pumps, it will provide a technology platform for superior next generation products.”