Atlas Copco supplies compressed air to WorldSkills 2011

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Atlas Copco Compressors is sponsoring WorldSkills London 2011, the world's largest international skills competition for young people, which takes place from 5 to 8 October at ExCel London.

The company will be supplying four of its energy efficient oil-injected rotary screw compressors to provide the compressed air necessary to power 15 of the 46 competitions taking place at the event: two GA30VSDs, a GA55 and a GA11 Full Feature. WorldSkills London 2011 is the ultimate international skills competition for young people in categories ranging from engineering and manufacturing, to construction, planning and the built environment. During the event, 150,000 visitors are expected to see 1,000 competitors from more than 50 countries compete over four days – all aimed at inspiring future generations. "Atlas Copco is keen to support young adults in developing new skills, and is proud to be an official sponsor of World Skills 2011," comments Leen van Diggele, Atlas Copco Compressors' general manager. "The event provides a fantastic opportunity to compete and develop the skills that can shape a future career." The 15 competitions being powered by Atlas Copco's GA compressors – selected for their efficiency, low noise emissions and versatility – range from automotive focussed disciplines, such as auto-body repair and car painting, to welding, stone masonry and the confectionery and pastry cooking competition. The compressors will also provide power for the manufacturing challenge, in which teams must use several distinct skill sets, including mechanical engineering and computer-aided machining, to design and manufacture equipment assemblies. Aidan Jones, CEO of WorldSkills London 2011, says: "The 'value in kind' sponsorship from official suppliers, such as Atlas Copco Compressors, is essential in making this event happen. In its provision of compressed air for 15 of the 46 competitions we know we can rely on Atlas Copco to ensure world-class quality. "WorldSkills London 2011 will be a huge boost to the UK economy, leaving a legacy of young people inspired by skills, and we want to thank suppliers such as Atlas Copco for helping us make this event happen," he adds.