Volvo Penta powers Sullair Tier 4i mobile compressors

Volvo Penta is pleased to announce an agreement with Sullair to supply Tier 4 interim diesel engines to power their line of portable air compressors. The compressors are produced in Sullair’s factory in Michigan City, Indiana, USA and are already in use by customers across North America.

Volvo Penta TAD764VE engine, rated at 225 kW (306 hp) powers Sullair’s family of 600 cfm to 900 cfm range of portable air compressors. Darren Tasker, Industrial Business Director for Volvo Penta Region America, states: “We are extremely pleased to work with an air compressor manufacturer with the global reputation that Sullair has gained.  It shows great confidence in our engines and technology. We are fully committed to providing Sullair with products and services that support developing their business.”

Kyle Smith, Director of Marketing for Sullair, comments that “Volvo Penta’s approach to Tier 4 interim emissions has allowed Sullair to develop a Tier 4 interim compliant compressor without increasing the size of the machine. Sullair’s Volvo Penta powered range of air compressors has lower fuel consumption than many competitive compressors which translates to significantly lower operating costs for our customers. With the addition of the Volvo Penta engine, Sullair has an expanded portable air compressor product offering, giving our customers high quality choices in selecting the right product for their applications.”

About Sullair

Sullair is one of the world's leading compressor manufacturers, and is the only air compressor manufacturer to concentrate exclusively on rotary screw technology. Sullair has been an industry leader and innovator since 1965. With subsidiaries in China and Australia, Sullair is also a globally recognized manufacturer of compressed air containment removal equipment, vacuum systems, portable compressors, and contractors' air tools.

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April 17, 2013

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