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VMAC hits major milestone

Feb. 7, 2020
Canadian manufacturer ships 40,000th air compressor system to Summit Truck Bodies for a new truck upfit

VMAC, based in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, says it recently shipped its 40,000th air compressor system.

The milestone system was shipped to Summit Truck Bodies, an authorized VMAC dealer in Wathena KS, to be upfitted on a new truck build.

VMAC designs and manufactures compact, lightweight and powerful rotary screw air compressors. Air compressor and multi-power systems include above-deck gas, diesel,and hydraulically driven air compressor systems, underdeck transmission-mounted PTO driven air compressor systems, and VMAC’s flagship product, UNDERHOOD belt driven air compressor systems for commercial trucks and vans.

“With tens of thousands of UNDERHOOD air compressors installed on Ford, GM, RAM and International trucks worldwide, VMAC has a proven track record of working with OEMs to create the most lightweight, powerful and innovative air compressor systems available,” said Gordon Duval, vice president of marketing and sales at VMAC. “The first UNDERHOOD air compressor ever shipped was eventually returned to VMAC for a core credit with over 10,000 operating hours on it. (Today), 40,000 air compressors later, UNDERHOOD remains synonymous with innovation, quality, reliability and durability.”

Added Kyle McWilliam, a mechanical engineer with VMAC: “I’ve had the opportunity to travel to all the OEM’s headquarters and worked with their teams to perform initial installations of UNDERHOOD40, UNDERHOOD70 and UNDERHOOD150 air compressors. It was exciting to be able to work so closely with our OEM partners and their headquarters. VMAC has a strong relationship with each of the vehicle OEMs, and we’re proud to work directly with them when we’re developing new vehicle-integrated systems.”

VMAC’s North American-made air compressors and multi-power systems are backed with a limited lifetime warranty, and VMAC’s vehicle integrated UNDERHOOD air compressors are compatible with OEM truck engine warranties, the company said.

“We have our customers, dealers, partners and, of course, our talented VMAC coworkers to celebrate in this milestone of shipping our 40,000th air compressor system,” Duval said. “Looking forward, VMAC will continue to be the responsive innovator for the North America mobile air compressor market, working with our customers and industry partners to develop and release new innovative products that will empower our customers to work more efficiently, sustainably and profitably.”

For more information, visit VMACAIR.com.

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