Atlas Copco USA Continues Partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing Including SMARTLINK Technology
Atlas Copco USA announced today that it will continue its longstanding partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Atlas Copco has been involved with SHR since its inception and serves as a technical partner to the championship-winning NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series team.
“We’re happy to continue our partnership with Atlas Copco,” said Greg Zipadelli, vice president of competition, SHR. “Their superior products provide high-quality compressed air in our shop, allowing us to complete all of our work efficiently. Atlas Copco is synonymous with reliability, so we know we won’t have unexpected downtime.”
Established by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, SHR fields entries for four drivers – Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, SHR operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with approximately 280 employees.
“Atlas Copco and Stewart-Haas Racing have shared a successful relationship for almost a decade, both as a compressed air provider and a sponsor,” said Erik Arfalk, vice president communications, Atlas Copco. “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship for the 2016 season.”
In 2014, Atlas Copco provided new compressed air equipment and installed its SMARTLINK monitoring technology into SHR’s state-of-the-art race shop expansion. SMARTLINK provides 24/7 remote monitoring of the team’s compressed air system to ensure continuous uptime and peak performance.
“Things move quickly in racing so our job is to provide crews with high-quality, reliable compressed air that’s guaranteed to perform,” said Arfalk. “We’re excited to continue to work with Stewart-Haas Racing through the season.”
About Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The team fields four entries in the elite Sprint Cup Series – the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart, the No. 10 Chevrolet for Danica Patrick, the No. 4 Chevrolet for Kevin Harvick and the No. 41 Chevrolet for Kurt Busch. Based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Stewart-Haas Racing operates out of a 200,000-square-foot facility with approximately 280 employees. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.
About Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.
Atlas Copco North America operates 125 locations and employs more than 4,900 people in the United States. Approximately one-fifth of the company’s global revenue comes from North America. Learn more at www.atlascopco.us.