Bauer Compressors expanding in Virginia

By Jack Burke15 May 2023

Virginia-headquartered Bauer Compressors, a subsidiary of Munich-based Bauer Kompressoren Group, will invest $7.4 million to expand its operation in the city of Norfolk to produce more hydrogen and natural gas compressors to meet growing demand.

“Bauer’s decision to expand its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing operation in the City of Norfolk highlights the competitive advantage that Virginia offers international companies seeking growth in U.S. markets,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick.

Bauer Compressors is a leader in the design and manufacturing of high-pressure systems. The company is specialized in the markets of high-pressure breathing air, GSA/military breathing air, industrial air and gas, plastics technology, natural gas, and inert gas compression.

Bauer Compressors will invest $7.8 million to expand its Virginia headquarters to keep up with demand for hydrogen and natural gas compressors. (Image: Bauer Compressors).

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Norfolk and the Hampton Roads Alliance to secure the project for Virginia. The state approved a $50,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City of Norfolk with the project. Bauer is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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