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Lontra Signs Agreement with IAC to Begin U.S. Distribution

Lontra announced an agreement has been signed with Blade Compressors® LLC, a division of Industrial Air Centers with headquarters in Jeffersonville, Indiana (USA), to be the National Distributor for Lontra Blade Compressors® and forthcoming Lontra products and services in North America.

Lontra lp2 external blade compressor

Industrial Air Centers Named the National Distributor for Lontra Blade Compressors in North America.

This agreement signifies the start of Lontra’s distribution journey, bringing their novel technology package (the LP2 Blade Compressor®) to industry on a global scale. The package is by design a very robust unit. Its operational range and features are as follows:

  • Flow rate from 350 cfm to 1550 cfm
  • Pressure Range from 4 psi to 15 psi
  • State of the art controller with remote monitoring capabilities
  • Best in Class Warranty
  • Sound attenuating enclosure with no grilles and unique air flow design

George Burch, C.E.O of Industrial Air Centers said, “We strongly believe the Lontra Blade Compressor will change the blower market in the USA with its unique combination of excellent reliability and high efficiency in a modern and well-designed package. Based on industry statistical data it is estimated that the market for machines in which the LP2 blower will compete in is approximately 85,000 units per year in the USA and growing.”

Blade Compressors LLC will be coordinating and managing the addition of Regional Distributors throughout North America to insure nationwide sales and service coverage for Lontra products.

The Blade Compressor® is a patent protected, compact, double-acting rotary compressor which delivers a Triple Win to end-users; it is oil-free, more reliable and provides significant improvements in efficiency for applications in energy intensive industries such as waste water treatment, pneumatic conveying, and industrial compressed air.

Euan McCulloch, Commercial Director at Lontra Ltd. said, “We are very glad to be partnering with an established company such as Industrial Air Centers who are knowledgeable regarding the industry, experienced in all types of air compression and we are very confident that together we will have a major market presence in a relatively short time.”

Lontra Non-Executive Board Member, Rick Stasyshan said, “I have been associated with both Lontra and IAC for many years. This is a perfect blend of Lontra providing an innovative, oil-free, energy efficient and reliable compressed air product utilising the compressed air marketing expertise and product support of IAC’s new company, Blade Compressors LLC.

Lontra recently expanded its Midlands Technical Centre to include a brand-new assembly facility in Birmingham (U.K) which has the capacity to meet both demand from North America and from other markets Lontra will enter during 2021. This modern facility includes full testing capacity for every machine that is assembled, with the performance being verified and recorded prior to shipment.

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