Dandenong South, VIC (29 March 2018) –  Sullair Australia is pleased to announce its acquisition of the compressor service business operated by Alpine Air Compressors on 29 March 2018.
 
Alpine Air will continue to operate its compressor rental business from Morisset near Newcastle. The arrangement means Sullair Australia can provide even better service for customers in the fast growing Sydney-Newcastle corridor. It will also enable Alpine to offer the region’s mining and associated industries with a comprehensive range of full-sized Sullair electric and diesel compressed air rental equipment and accessories.
 
Sullair Australia’s National Customer Care Manager, Stephen Cowburn, said Sullair is excited to offer its renowned service to Alpine Air’s customers, including access to the global reach and innovation of its parent organisation, the Hitachi Group.
 
“We will work with Alpine owners, Murray and Jenny Auston, in coming months to make sure the transition is seamless, and continue the high standard of service that customers expect and deserve,” Mr Cowburn said.
 
Alpine Air CEO, Murray Auston, said the opportunity to join Sullair means Alpine can now give its customers the choice of Sullair’s next generation air compressors.
 
“We will be able to deliver Sullair’s leading range of oil-free and oil-injected solutions for stationary and portable purposes, plus the backing of a company focused on boosting the productivity of Australian industries through the latest compressed air technologies,” Mr Auston said.
 
About Sullair
Since 1965, Sullair has developed and manufactured air compressors with proven reliability and wear-free durability.  Effective July 2017 Sullair and Hitachi have joined forces to provide customers around the world the highest-quality air compressors to meet their specific needs.  Sullair is globally recognized as a leading manufacturer of air compressors for use in manufacturing, oil and gas operations, food processing, construction and more.  The Sullair compressor line includes oil flooded rotary screw compressors as well as oil free compressors including rotary screw, scroll and centrifugal options.  Sullair also offers a complete line of construction air tools, compressed air treatment equipment and vacuum systems.  Customers around the world keep their compressors running optimally with a full line of aftermarket parts, fluids and services. 
 
Sullair Australia, headquartered in Dandenong South, VIC, provides sales, service and support of Sullair and CHAMPION compressors.  Sullair Australia operates seven branch offices in Australia including Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane, Mackay, Perth and Adelaide.  
 
Sullair has manufacturing capabilities in Michigan City, Indiana; and Shenzhen and Suzhou, China; as well as a JV (IHI-Sullair) based in Suzhou. For more information, visit www.sullair.com
 
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com