Celebrating 100 years of ALUP!

The ALUP Centennial – 100 Years of Excellence 

This year, ALUP is celebrating its 100th anniversary. That means

A lot has changed since ALUP was founded in Köngen near Stuttgart in 1923. Compressor technology has evolved significantly. We developed our first piston compressor in 1925 and launched a line of rotary screw compressors in 1978.

More recently, our innovative variable speed drive (VSD) compressors have set the standard in terms of energy efficiency, low operating costs and a reduced environmental footprint.

What hasn’t changed during all those years of expansion is our commitment to excellence, to our customers and to sustainable compressed air solutions.

Driven by technology, designed by experience

Discover what happens when passion for technology meets 100 years of hands-on industrial experience: Outstanding products that allow you to focus on your job. Our extensive product range features the right machine for you – including the options that meet your performance requirements perfectly.

The high energy efficiency of our compressors ensures a fast return on investment while reducing your carbon footprint. And, because customer proximity is one of our hallmarks, we will make sure that you will always be one step ahead when your needs change.

ALUP milestones 1923: Founding of ALUP in Köngen, Germany

1925-1927: Construction and production of compressed air compressors
1930: Production of the first mobile compressor
1953: Development of single-and double stage compressors
1978: Screw compressors are added to the product portfolio
1990: VSD and water-injected compressors are added to the product portfolio
2007: ALUP is acquired by the Atlas Copco Group
2017: Expansion of services with ALUPs own service concept
2023: ALUP Celebrates its 100 years

About ALUP

ALUP Compressors has over 90 years of industrial experience. It is our ambition to offer compressed air solutions that ensure we are first in choice for our customers.  To reach this goal we continuously invest in our product development to make sure that we are always able to offer

❱ High performance and excellent quality
❱ Integrated engineered solutions
❱ Full energy efficiency
❱ Total cost of ownership
❱ Environmental care

ALUP began its success story in 1923 in Köngen near Stuttgart, Germany. From the start, the company focusses on the production of Auto-LUft-Pumpen, a product that gave ALUP it's name. ALUP-Kompressoren established itself in no time becoming a competent partner for many compressed air distributors – and this is exactly what we are still today.


Our solutions are developed for all sectors. Thanks to our ingenious combination of energy efficiency, cost efficiency and top performance, we offer you the best solution. We pay meticulous attention to always remaining on the cutting edge of technology. We are constantly evolving and ensure the necessary flexibility, thanks to customer proximity.

A wide range of products

Only those who offer the right product, are able to present the best solution. Our wide product range includes everything from simple professional applications to complete industrial equipment. With us as your partner, you can focus on your core business and rely on us for all aspects regarding your compressed air supply.

Committed to Sustainability

At ALUP Compressors, our commitment to sustainability guides every decision we make. Our goal is to build a better future by enhancing the energy efficiency of compressed air production. Established in 1923, we support sustainable growth and environmentally friendly production by improving compressed air efficiency for industrial companies worldwide.

Product ranges offered by Ash Air

Rotary Screw Compressors 

Fixed Speed above 50HP

Largo screw compressors provide high-quality air for wide range of industrial applications. Largo and Allegro compressors are built around three features which make the, stand out: Superior efficiency; Intelligent control; Ultimate reliability and serviceability.

Up to 35% of energy consumption can be saved through a combination of advanced elements, compared to a fixed speed machine of the same size. This series is a brilliant choice for modern engineering and manufacturing facilities. Equipped with Aircontrol 5.1 controllers, the machine operates to its maximum efficiency when you have a full control of your compressed air system.

Designed and manufactured to help you achieve more in your daily operation. Reliable, efficient and easy to operate, the compressor will ensure trouble-free operation while keeping the operating costs at a minimum.

Variable Speed Drive above 50HP

Did you know that energy costs represent about 70% of the total operating cost of your compressor over a 5-year period? That’s why reducing the energy consumption of your compressed air installation should be a major focus. For the right application, variable speed technology, such as on the Allegro variable frequency drive compressor, can cut the energy bill of your compressor by up to 35%.

The Allegro reduces energy consumption in the following ways: The variable frequency drive compressor matches air supply with demand therefore reducing energy consumption when the demand is lower. If the demand is stable then the Air Control 5.1 guarantees a fixed set pressure, No unload cycles above 20% load, No peak current due to soft start.

Allegro air compressors are built around three features which make the, stand out: Superior efficiency; Intelligent control; Ultimate reliability and serviceability.

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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Rotary Screw and Piston Air Compressors
  • Vacuum Pumps and Blowers
  • Nitrogen Generation
  • An extensive line of Air Treatment components
  • AIRnet Piping System and  Filtration
  • Mobile Compressors, Generators, and Light Towers

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, ALUP, Pneumatech, and Atlas Copco products are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world-class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported with nationwide coverage, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air, vacuum pump, and industrial gas equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption and meeting our sustainability goals
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air

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