Sullair Announces Multimillion-Dollar Equipment Investment in Michigan City Facility
Sullair, an industry leader in innovative compressed air solutions since 1965, today announced it is making a multimillion-dollar investment to purchase seven state-of-the-art machines for use in its rotor shop located in Michigan City, Indiana. The enhanced machinery will increase efficiency and safety on the factory floor, replacing 30- to 40-year-old equipment. “This is further evidence of our commitment to the Michigan City community and our strategic investment in the tools and equipment needed to continue to remain a leader in compressed air and rotary screw technology,” said Sullair President Scott Nelson.
Sullair has long concentrated on its rotors, dubbed the “secret sauce” of its air compressors. Since the company’s founding, Sullair has designed and manufactured its rotors and air end assemblies in Michigan City. The company has been recognized as an innovator and leader in rotary screw design, and this most recent investment will allow Sullair to continue to deliver durable and innovative solutions. The new machinery, expected to begin arriving mid-2016 and continue into early 2017, will increase efficiency and productivity in every step of the rotor process while improving quality and enhancing safety for machine operators.
“This is an exciting time for Sullair,” said Ray Lewis, Machine Shop Senior Supervisor at Sullair. “Not only are we upgrading 30- to 40-year-old equipment with state-of-the-art machinery, but the overall workflow at Sullair will be streamlined and safety will increase.”
Since 1965, Sullair has developed and manufactured air compressors with proven reliability and wear-free durability. Sullair is globally recognized as a leading manufacturer of portable air compressors, contractors’ air tools, stationary air compressors, compressed air treatment equipment and vacuum systems. Additionally, Sullair provides customers with a full line of aftermarket parts, fluids and services. Sullair has manufacturing capabilities in Michigan City, Indiana; Shenzhen and Suzhou, China; Mahindra World City, India; as well as a JV (IHI-Sullair) based in Suzhou. For more information, visit www.sullair.com.
Accudyne Industries is the parent company of Sullair, and a global provider of precision-engineered, process-critical and technologically advanced flow control systems and industrial compressors that deliver consistently high performance and give confidence to the mission of its customers in the most important industries and harshest environments around the world. Today, Accudyne is powered by ~3,000 employees at 15 manufacturing facilities, supporting a broad range of industries in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.accudyneindustries.com.