Pennine Pneumatic Services: Atlas Copco Distributor of the Year

13 February 2014

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Pennine Pneumatic Services: Atlas Copco Distributor of the YearPennine Pneumatic Services (PPS), based in Halifax, Yorkshire, has been named as Atlas Copco Compressors’ Distributor of the Year for 2013. Paul Clark, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air division, commented when presenting the award: “PPS moved the boundaries with their performance in 2013, during which they surpassed expectations for compressor sales in what is a very competitive marketplace. Managing Director Gary Whitaker, Sales Director Leighton Harris, and the highly experienced team at PPS are totally committed to sales and service, and this, combined with their keen understanding of customers’ needs in the local area, has contributed to winning this well-deserved accolade.”

PPS won the award having successfully exceeded their sales targets for the year. The company achieved this by making the most of their diverse offering of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment, which encompasses compressors and ancillary products, such as in-line filters, compressed air dryers, oil condensate removal systems and pipe work installations, as well as parts, maintenance and services that contribute to more efficient compressed air systems. In 2013, PPS also quickly identified the potential of the new GA VSD+ small compressor range which offers compressed air users breakthrough energy savings of up to 50 per cent. This was a critical part of their success last year, with the company providing 25 new units to local industry.

A significant part of PPS’s success came from identifying and developing crucial areas of their business. For instance, the company has a policy of stocking popular Atlas Copco compressor units, quality air products and spare parts, which enables the company to satisfy customer demands immediately. According to founder and Managing Director Gary Whitaker: “This directly contributed to us achieving the distributor of the year award, and means we are able to anticipate and meet the needs of customers quickly and effectively. This, and the fact we are keenly aware of customers’ requirements for cost-effective and efficient compressed air solutions, has set us apart from our competitors, leading to the success we enjoy today.”

Pennine Pneumatic Services (PPS) has been an authorised premier Atlas Copco Compressors distributor for 20 years. From its Halifax site, the company offers complete compressed air systems to customers in Yorkshire and specialises in the design, supply, installation and after sales service of industrial and automotive compressed air systems. PPS also has a dedicated energy audit department to carry out full site air audits and leak surveys using Atlas Copco iiTrak loggers to provide a reliable and cost-effective energy efficient compressed air package.

Further commenting on PPS achieving the award, Keith Barron, Northern Sales Manager for Atlas Copco Compressors says: “Atlas Copco is proud to be associated with PPS. Their long history, experience and high quality service have again paid off. Their strong local presence and speed of service have combined to make a very successful partner.”

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