Firm’s £680,000 expansion to keep up with demand

The finished workshop following the �680,000 expansion
The finished workshop following the �680,000 expansion

Atlas Copco’s Systems Hemel Hempstead custom engineering workshop has unveiled a £680,000 expansion of its facilities to meet rising global demand from the oil and gas industry.

The workshop, which provides bespoke compressed air and nitrogen generation packages directly to UK customers and fulfils international orders on behalf of Atlas Copco companies overseas, has more than doubled in size following the investment.

The upgrade of the workshop in Hemel has seen the total floor area expanded from its original 850m2 to 1950m2.

A new mezzanine level has been built above a section of the workshop to accommodate a dedicated viewing area for customers to witness product testing as well as further offices for workshop personnel and a kitchen/rest area for engineers and contractors.

An external 12m x 15m covered test area has also been built.

Paul Frost, manager of systems at Hemel Hempstead, said the workshop is now a ‘truly world class facility’.

“We have a competitive base here in Hemel with professional, experienced electrical and mechanical design and project management staff, plus 40 years of expertise.”