10 Years for William G Search as an Atlas Premier Distributor

31 January 2013

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10 Years for William G Search as an Atlas Premier DistributorWilliam G Search, the Leeds-based compressed air division of the Search Group of companies, is celebrating its 10th year as a Premier Distributor for Atlas Copco Compressors. According to Managing Director Richard Search, the company’s success as an Atlas Copco distributor originates from a shared culture of putting the customer first. He says: “That means never pursuing business for business’ sake alone but for what is in the customers’ best interest. Over the past 10 years, the ability to partner with Atlas Copco has delivered an excellent result for us and our clients. With such a comprehensive range of Atlas Copco products and continued innovation available to us we are always able to deliver the latest, most cost-effective solutions.”

Established for over 60 years, William G Search has been meeting the compressed air needs of a diverse range of industries and organisations within its Yorkshire and Midlands sales territories for many years. The company also enjoys the advantage of being part of a large commercial group whose activities extend beyond compressed air to encompass a broad spectrum of engineering and supply services from its Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham operations. These are as varied as hydraulics, power plant, equipment hire, event management and golf carts.

The experience of this variety of customer disciplines has resulted in the ability to serve an equally diverse range of compressor applications. Apart from general engineering, William G Search’s diverse customer base includes food, paint, animal feed and stationery manufacture, as well as packaging, vehicle production and the specialist compressed air needs of water authorities and university campuses.

Paul Clark, Business Line Manager Industrial Air Division at Atlas Copco Compressors, commented on William G Search’s successful 10-year relationship with Atlas Copco, saying: “Atlas Copco’s consistent partner strategy and alignment with high level distribution outlets, such as William G Search, has contributed to our success in this and other areas across the UK. This focus has also often won and retained business for William G Search in an increasingly competitive market, as customers look for long-term relationships with market-leading local suppliers and leading manufacturers.”

Control, monitoring and management

In its premier distributor role, William G Search is able to offer its customers all the benefits to be derived from the Industrial Air range of compressors complemented with nitrogen generators, a full offering of quality air accessories and a portfolio of control, monitoring and management systems.

As Group Manager, Industrial Products Division, Peter Schofield, explains: “The range of our services covers the supply of equipment, maintenance, repairs and technical assistance through to complete tailored, turnkey projects carried out by our friendly, flexible and dedicated team of compressed air specialists. This capability is backed by a genuine 24-hour, 365-day call-out facility, tailored service plans and extended warranty schemes, for the clients’ peace of mind and ease of budgeting, for up to 7 years. What’s more, a major part of our job is to recommend equipment that is the most energy efficient in matching compressed air solutions to their changing needs.”

The directors and their specialist team describe their vision for the future as remaining focused on offering the highest quality of support services and the most energy-efficient compressed air systems to their customers. For more information about Atlas Copco, please go to

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