Burckhardt fully integrates Arkos

By Keefe Borden03 January 2023

Burckhardt's integration of Arkos Field Services gives it an exceptional knowledge base. (Photo: Burckhardt Compression.)

Three years after it closed the full acquisition of Arkos Field Services, Burckhardt Compression has fully integrated the company into its operations, a transaction that gave operators integrated service for reciprocating compressors and other equipment, Burckhardt said.

Burckhardt initially purchased a 40% stake in Arkos Group in December 2015. In July 2019, it exercised a call option to buy an additional 20% stake in Arkos. During subsequent negotiations, all sides agreed that Burckhardt would purchase the remaining 60% of the company, a transaction which gave it full ownership and which was effective by the end of November 2019.

At the time, Arkos, had a workforce of 230 employees and the company remains a well-established U.S. compression and equipment service provider in the field of gas compression.

With the purchase of the remaining ownership of Arkos, Burckhardt Compression together with Arkos Field Services became the only independent one-stop provider for equipment and service in the upstream, midstream and downstream business. The US has the world’s largest installed base of reciprocating compressors.

With 10 service centers across the USA and a dedicated workforce Burckhardt Compression US, is qualified and equipped to deliver a comprehensive range of services to customers. From emergency call-outs to parts manufacturing and planned maintenance, the company offers the best from both sides of the integration process from one platform.

The fast response to get equipment back up and running as well as the knowledge and expertise to keep all makes and models of reciprocating compressors in perfect working condition.

The partnership between operator and maintenance provider is crucial to the long-term, reliable service of any gas compressor. As new markets, such as hydrogen fuel, emerge from their infancy, Burckhardt Compression will lead the field in driving sustainable solutions and outstanding customer support.

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