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Hitachi Global Air Power Acquires Sullair Distributor Mountain Air Compressor Inc.

By Jennifer Ohlinger - Released on April 1, 2024
Hitachi Global Air Power Acquires Mountain Air Compressor, Inc.

MICHIGAN CITY, IND. (April 1, 2024) – Hitachi Global Air Power US, LLC, an industry leader in innovative compressed air solutions, today announced the purchase of long-time, premier Sullair distributor Mountain Air Compressor Incorporated, headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee. Mountain Air Compressor provides sales and service of air compressors, air treatment products, accessories, and related equipment.

We continue to look for strategic opportunities to better serve our customers,” said John Randall, Hitachi Global Air Power President and CEO. “Mountain Air Compressor has been a strong distribution partner for many years and is a well-known and well-loved compressed air solutions provider in the Tennessee valley and beyond. Establishing our company’s presence in this important region will help us to continue to deliver reliable Sullair products and great service to our mining, lumber, pharmaceutical and chemical industry customers in the region.

Mountain Compressed Air was founded in 1994 and provides sales and service of compressed air systems in Northeast Tennessee, West Virginia and parts of Virginia and Southeast Ohio. They also provide fabricated air packages, specializing in compressor housing for the mining industry.

Mountain Air Compressor employees and leadership will remain in their positions and the company will continue to utilize its current name to help ensure uninterrupted service to customers. The company will continue to sell Sullair brand air compressors and related equipment and provide service to a variety of compressed air systems.

We have spent the last 29 years building our company around the premise of selling solutions and not products,” said Tom White, President of Mountain Air Compressor. “Joining a world-class company, with our same values will allow our work and our vision for our company to continue on in new and exciting ways. We are thrilled to now not only sell and service Sullair products but to share and help shape the company’s bright future.



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


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