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Penlon Medical Gas Solutions opens new production facility in Abingdon, Oxfordshire


UK, Abingdon, May 25, 2012: Penlon Medical Gas Solutions today inaugurates a new production facility in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Penlon Medical Gas Solutions, part of the Atlas Copco Group, is a leading provider of medical gas systems, medical vacuum equipment, and pipeline components for hospitals.

This 20,000 sq.-ft (1,860 sqm) facility produces standard and customized medical gas systems, medical vacuum equipment, and pipe line equipment for hospitals. Its products, for example, supply breathing air for hospitals and compressed air to drive surgical tools.


From left to right: Monica Lovatt - Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Horst Wasel - President the Atlas Copco Quality Air Division, Ian Gil-Rodriguez - General Manager Penlon Medical Gas Solutions, and Nicola Blackwood - Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon

“With this new facility we will build on our heritage to better serve our customers, leveraging the global experience of Atlas Copco”, says Ian Gil-Rodriguez, General Manager Penlon Medical Gas Solutions. “It is one more step in our continuing development of our specialist manufacturing capabilities. The new factory will adopt lean manufacturing principles and continue to innovate within the sector.”
Penlon Medical Gas Solutions is headquartered in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and employs more than 70 people. The company has assembly facilities in the UK and sells through distributors to over 40 countries worldwide, across the Middle East, Europe, India, China and Africa. See also

The Penlon Medical business is part of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s Quality Air division and the products are sold under the brand name Penlon Medical Gas Solutions.
Editor’s Notes:

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at ( ). 

Quality Air is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, engineers, manufactures and markets dryers, gas dehydration/gas generation equipment, medical air solutions, and biogas upgrades worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including oil and gas, chemical, industrial manufacturing, medical and rental. The main production facilities are in China, Belgium, Italy and USA. The divisional headquarters is located in Antwerp, Belgium.