Hitachi - Inspire the Next
Contact Us

Find A Local Rep

1-800-785-5247 or 1-219-879-5451

Hitachi Global Air Power Acquires Northern California Distributor General Air Compressors North

By Jennifer Ohlinger - Released on November 1, 2023
Hitachi Global Air Power acquires General Air Compressors North, distributor in Modesto, California

MICHIGAN CITY, IND. (November 1, 2023) – Hitachi Global Air Power US, LLC, an industry leader in innovative compressed air solutions since 1965, today announced the purchase of General Air Compressors North located in Modesto, California. General Air Compressors North provides sales and service of air compressors, air treatment products, accessories, and related equipment. The company serves the Northern California region and will transition to a Sullair exclusive distributorship effective immediately.

Northern California is an important, strategic region for Hitachi Global Air Power, said John Randall, Hitachi Global Air Power President and CEO. Adding General Air Compressors North to the Sullair distribution network complements our recent acquisition of California Compression and CDA Systems earlier this year. We want to ensure all of our customers as well as potential customers have access to quality Sullair products, sales and service and the addition of General Air Compressors North helps us to better meet our customers’ growing needs in the region.

General Air Compressors North was founded in 2008 and provides sales and service of compressed air systems in California’s central valley and parts of Nevada. All General Air Compressors North employees will remain in their positions and the company will operate under its current name for the time being to help ensure uninterrupted service to customers. The company will continue to service a variety of compressed air systems and will exclusively sell Sullair brand air compressors and related equipment.

We started our business 15 years ago with two technicians, said Steve Gunzenhauser, President of General Air Compressors North. We always knew if we provided premium service to our customers, our business would grow. Here we are 15 years later partnering with a company that has the same strong service beliefs as ours and also offers great products. We are excited about the future with Hitachi for our customers and the added benefits for our employees who have stuck with us all of these years.

Read more

About Hitachi Global Air Power US, LLC

We build the machines that power industry. We are Hitachi Global Air Power, a leading global industrial compressed air manufacturer. Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, our compressed air solutions power manufacturing operations all around the globe; from food and beverage, to pharmaceuticals and computer chips. Our portable compressors provide the air power to build roads and bridges, lay pipelines and aid in oil and gas mining and production.

As part of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd., Hitachi Global Air Power operates ISO 9001 certified factories in Michigan City, Indiana and Suzhou, China, and sales offices strategically located in Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and South and Latin America. Through brands Hitachi, Sullair, and Champion (Australia), our machines have provided legendary reliability, durability, and performance for more than 57 years.

Our global network of engineering and quality experts are building next generation, highly efficient and environment-forward compressed air solutions in direct response to customer need.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit

Like what you read? Share it!
This site uses essential cookies for core functionality and analytics cookies to collect anonymous usage data. Click “Accept Cookies” to accept all cookies or “Cookie Settings” to choose which types of cookies you wish to accept. View our Privacy Policy.
Accept Cookies Cookie Settings

Use the checkboxes to select the types of cookies you want to accept, then press the “Save Settings” button. View our Privacy Policy.

  • Essential cookies enable core functionality of the site. These cannot be disabled.
  • Analytics cookies collect anonymous usage data to help us understand how visitors interact with the site and improve their experience.
Save Settings