December 25, 2019Pattons, a leading compressed air distributor and a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited, announced the expansion of its services to Los Angeles, California. In addition to offering compressed air products, parts and services, the new office will also serve as ELGi’s West Coast distribution center, adding to ELGi’s ability to better serve distributors and customers across North America. ELGi has previously established offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia.
Shown form left to right are Joe Mendez, Danny Soto, Brian Williams, Zach Guzman, Scott Zimmerman, Brandon Todd with Pattons and Will Arellano with ELGi.
“We are excited to announce the opening of our Los Angeles office,” said David Puck, President of ELGi North America. “Los Angeles represents one of the most significant markets in the United States and by entering it with Pattons, we will provide the local customer base with our best in class products and services. This new branch will help drive further brand awareness and adoption of ELGi compressed air systems in the California market.”
Malcolm Lindsay, Senior Vice President of ELGi’s Industrial Division, added “In addition to serving the greater Los Angeles market, our new location will also serve as an ELGi distribution center enabling us to better address the West Coast compressed air requirements while ensuring enhanced customer service and responsiveness levels.”
Since 1945, Pattons has successfully met compressed air needs across a wide variety of industries with reliable, efficient compressed air solutions ranging from air compressors, vacuum systems, and air accessories. In 2012, ELGi Equipments Limited entered the U.S. market and acquired Pattons. ELGi, a global compressed air manufacturer with over two million installations across 100 countries, aims to become the second-largest compressed air manufacturer in the world by 2027 and has made significant investments in the USA.?
Over the past six years, ELGi has witnessed double-digit growth in the USA market, winning distributors and customers over with energy-efficient products backed by responsive service. As ELGi’s top distributor, Pattons plays a crucial role toward ELGi’s growth aspirations. With the US-Canada oil-lubricated market growing at approximately 2% annually, Pattons strategic expansion to the West Coast will enable them to deliver best-in-class systems and service to compressed air customers across the region.
“It all starts with a solid product and the engineering that goes into it,” Puck said. “As just one example, our air ends on our direct drive screw air compressors rated from 15 to 300 horsepower operate between 1,500 to 1,700 RPM, which is half the speed of our next slowest competitor.?Yet our bearings are designed to allow for these slow speeds, giving customers highly efficient machines that deliver long life.”
Puck said ELGi’s presence in California and Pattons’ eighth branch office further strengthens its customer-centric approach and addresses the West Coast compressed air market requirements.