Atlas Copco acquires Mafi-Trench, expands in oil and gas markets

Atlas Copco has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Mafi-Trench Corporation, a leading U.S.-based supplier of turboexpanders for the oil and gas industry.

Mafi-Trench provides machinery including expander compressors and expander generators, which treat gases at cryogenic temperatures. Applications are mainly for the hydrocarbon markets, including natural gas processing, petrochemicals and power generation. The company had sales in 2006 of approximately MSEK 360 (MUSD 54) and more than 120 employees. For more information see