Atlas Copco Acquires Leybold Vacuum

Atlas Copco AB has acquired Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, a pioneer of vacuum technology founded in 1850. Renamed Leybold GmbH, the company joins the vacuum solutions division at Atlas, expanding the group to over 6,500 employees in more than 35 countries.

“The technological know-how and the innovative spirit of Leybold will complement our vacuum portfolio and strengthen our market presence, contributing to our customers’ success,” says Geert Follens, president of the Atlas Copco Vacuum Solutions Division.

With rough, medium, high and ultra-high vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, vacuum gauges, leak detectors, components and valves, as well as consulting and engineering of turnkey vacuum solutions, Leybold provides a very broad portfolio for general and specific customer applications. “We will continue to support our customers in the future with our vacuum expertise. Our enhanced product portfolio, sustainable after-sales services and proximity to our customer will distinguish us as a reliable business partner”, says Steffen Saur, chief marketing officer at Leybold. “By combining Atlas Copco’s and Leybold’s strengths in industrial dry pumps and scientific turbo pumps, it will provide a technology platform for superior next generation products.”