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Integrated Pump Technology acquires the ELGi compressed air agency

Integrated Pump Technology notes that ELGi Equipments, India’s largest manufacturer of air compressors and associated equipment, was founded in 1960 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India.

ELGi’s offering includes a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil lubricated and oil free rotary screw and reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors, diesel driven high pressure and portable compressors as well as refrigerated air dryers, filters and other downstream accessories.

Highly vertically integrated, ELGi has taken the step to insource all key manufacturing processes and in line with this has just commissioned its own foundry, and has just opened a new, state-of-the-art production facility in Coimbatore.

This extensive offering is supported by a rapidly expanding global footprint which now spans 73 countries, 20 offices and over 300 distributors, with its manufacturing facilities located in India, China, France and Italy.

ELGi EG 75 kW energy efficient electric screw compressor.
ELGi EG 75 kW energy efficient electric screw compressor

“This world class product, global reach and local service underpins ELGi’s mission to offer customers “total compressed air management solutions”, says Graham Russell, CEO of Integrated Pump Technology.

Having been present in South Africa as well as sub-Saharan markets since 1992, ELGI is already a firmly established brand, with hundreds of compressors in daily service providing customers with reliable air in applications that range from specialised diesel driven water, post and blast hole drill rigs through to industrial plant requirements.

Key markets for ELGi include mining, exploration, construction, railways and general industry.

Markets proven over almost 25 years in Africa’s harsh operating environment, ELGi compressors are renowned for their simple operating system, rugged construction, local serviceability and low total cost of ownership.

Bert Stewart, the newly appointed GM for the compressed air division, comments: “Apart from stocking popular models, Integrated Pump Technology will provide a full range of spare parts, for both current and older models.”

“Trained service technicians are available to undertake both start-up commissioning as well as scheduled services according to OEM standards, always using genuine spare parts in order to meet the ELGi brand promise of ensuring the highest levels of uptime” says Stewart.

Importantly, within the company’s 1 200 m2 facility, it has the internal capability and experience to undertake service, overhauls and repairs to almost any make of air end, considered the “heart” of any air compressor.

Russell points out the business fit of ELGi within Integrated Pump Technology, with synergies that range from common customer bases to the obvious benefits of being in a position to offer customers both compressed air as well as vacuum solutions.

“We are very excited to build on the solid reputation and strong market position of ELGi,” Russell concludes.


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