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Corporate group on course for growth: Sauer Compressors acquires Swedish sales partner Söders Maskinservice

Kiel, Germany, 16 January 2024 – The compressor manufacturer Sauer Compressors based in northern Germany has taken over its Swedish sales partner Söders Maskinservice AB with effect from 1 January 2024. The 100 per cent company acquisition is intended to further expand Sauer Compressors’ market presence in the Nordic countries. The new member of the group of companies will operate as Sauer Compressors Nordics AB in the future.

Tommy Sjöberg (Technical Director Sauer Compressors Nordics), Anders Jacobi (Head of Hydraulics Division Sauer Compressors Nordics), Mats Söder (CEO Sauer Compressors Nordics), Hendrik Murmann (CEO Sauer Compressors Group) and Dirk Slottke (CSO Sauer Compressors Gruppe) (left to right) are looking forward to continuing the good co-operation under the umbrella of the Sauer Compressors Group. (© Sauer Compressors)

Sauer Compressors is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-pressure compressors for all gases and pressures up to 500 bar for the commercial shipping, navy, industry and offshore applications. In Sweden, the Sauer Compressors Group has been represented by Söders Maskinservice with locations in Oskarshamn and Kalmar for over 15 years. Founded in 1988, the family-owned company offers complete solutions in the fields of hydraulics, air and gas compressor technology and filtration. The company serves customers in a wide range of sectors, from industry to shipping. In addition to sales, the business also includes installation, service and maintenance of the systems. Following the company acquisition, the important hydraulics division will remain exclusively for the Swedish market under the name Söders Hydraulics.

All employees remain with the company

“By taking over the successful company Söders Maskinservice, we can benefit from the expertise of our Swedish colleagues and strengthen our presence in Sweden and the Nordic countries,” comments Sauer Compressors CSO Dirk Slottke. The previous owner Mats Söder and all employees will remain with Sauer Compressors Nordic AB, which is now the 15th location of the Sauer Compressors Group worldwide.


Sauer Compressors is a medium-sized German group of companies with 15 international subsidiaries. The company looks back on 140 years of history and over 90 years of experience in compressed air and gas technology. These days, the focus is on the development, manufacture and sale of oil-lubricated and oil-free medium- and high-pressure compressors for applications in commercial shipping, navy, industry and offshore sector. The four product lines SAUER, HAUG, GIRODIN and EK focus on specific fields of application. The SAUER line comprises oil-lubricated high-pressure compressors for a wide variety of applications, while HAUG stands for oil-free and hermetically gas-tight compressors. The GIRODIN and EK lines offer special compressors for the naval market. The modern reciprocating compressors for compressing air as well as a variety of gases reach pressures of 20 to 500 barg. In addition to standard products, customised solutions are offered for every type of application for individual customers, OEMs and globally active companies. With a worldwide network of representatives and partners, Sauer is always close to its customers. By supplementing the compressor range with high-quality accessories, engineering services, assembly and service concepts, Sauer provides complete system solutions right up to complete turnkey installations.

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