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Hitachi Global Air Power acquires General Air Compressors North

By Brock Huffstutler

November 5, 2023

Hitachi Global Air Power US, Michigan City, Ind., has purchased General Air Compressors North, Modesto, Calif. General Air Compressors North provides sales and service of air compressors, air treatment products, accessories and related equipment. The company serves the northern California region and will transition to a Sullair exclusive distributorship effective immediately.

“Northern California is an important, strategic region for Hitachi Global Air Power,” said John Randall, president and CEO, Hitachi Global Air Power. “Adding General Air Compressors North to the Sullair distribution network complements our recent acquisition of California Compression and CDA Systems earlier this year. We want to ensure all of our customers as well as potential customers have access to quality Sullair products, sales and service, and the addition of General Air Compressors North helps us to better meet our customers’ growing needs in the region.”

General Air Compressors North was founded in 2008 and provides sales and service of compressed air systems in California’s central valley and parts of Nevada. All General Air Compressors North employees will remain in their positions and the company will operate under its current name for the time being to help ensure uninterrupted service to customers, the company said. The company will continue to service a variety of compressed air systems and will exclusively sell Sullair brand air compressors and related equipment.

“We started our business 15 years ago with two technicians,” said Steve Gunzenhauser, president, General Air Compressors North. “We always knew if we provided premium service to our customers, our business would grow. Here we are 15 years later partnering with a company that has the same strong service beliefs as ours and also offers great products. We are excited about the future with Hitachi for our customers and the added benefits for our employees who have stuck with us all of these years.”