Zone Air XATS 1020 awarded

The Rental Equipment Register (RER) has awarded Atlas Copco Special Rental’s ZoneAir XATS 1020 with the 2011 Innovative Product Award in the Compressors/Air Tools category.

February 01, 2012

ZoneAir - Zone 2 compliant compressor package

Zone Air XATS 1020

The RER Innovative Product Award was established in 2003 to honor excellence in new product development in the equipment rental industry. The 2011 awards showcased the most innovative products introduced between Aug. 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011. A panel of industry judges narrowed the pool of entries to one winner in each of 13 categories and our entry of Zone Air XATS 1020 won award as 2011 Innovative Product Award in the Compressed / Air Tools category.

ZoneAir XATS 1020 was introduced in our rental fleet in June 2011 and won this prestigious award for its key innovation, a containerized portable compressor featuring a 15-foot DNV container that is ATEX 94/9/EC certified for Zone 2 hazardous area operation. The Rental Equipment Register highlighted the ZoneAir XATS’s safety and efficiency benefits to rental customers. The ZoneAir XATS uses the latest Zone-2 (Class 1, Div. 2) compressor technology, ensures 8 hours full-load operation due to its 800-liter fuel tank, and provides a Pyroban's 3GP gas-detection system, a proactive system designed to guarantee safe operation in hazardous areas.

“This award is in recognition of our capabilities in sustainable product development and innovations. Let us continue to focus on bringing innovative products & services to market to ensure our customer's sustainable productivity.”

Horst Wasel, Previous ASR President

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees.


Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in the industry segments around the world with temporary air, nitrogen, steam and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.