Atlas Copco last week announced that its acquisition of Edwards Group Ltd., has received antitrust clearance from all relevant authorities, and the acquisition has closed. Edwards, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is a technology and market leader in sophisticated vacuum products and abatement solutions with more than 90 years’ experience. The products and services are integral to manufacturing processes, such as for semiconductors and flat panel displays, and are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial applications.

Atlas Copco manufactures compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network and offers specialty rental services.