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About us

Our history and backgrounds

Who We Are
National Vacuum Equipment, now proudly part of the Atlas Copco Group, was founded in 1980 with the mission to develop and deliver the best mobile, truck-mounted vacuum solutions in the USA.

We are innovative
We push the limit of what’s possible by developing new products and upgrading our vacuum specifications to deliver smarter, better products always.

We are committed
We work closely with our clients to match their unique operational needs and customize our vacuum pumps, blowers and components accordingly.

We are sustainable
From paper to plastic, from cardboard to coolants, we believe in recycling materials so that everything we do is not just helping our customers but protecting the planet too.

We are National Vacuum Equipment
At the heart of everything, we are a passionate team of experts who focus on exceeding expectations, delivering unbeatable support to our dealers and customers.

Winson Nim (General Manager)


NVE has created value in the past 40 years through building partnership and providing solutions for our customers. We are committed to be customer focus and product driven organization.

With the integration into Atlas Copco Group, we can tap into the strength of one of the faster growing companies within its industries and this has enabled us to get the best of both worlds. We will continue to provide innovative solution to our customers and adapt culture of operational excellence in our production facilities to boost output.

Our History

From 1980 to the present

1980

National Vacuum Equipment founded in Traverse City, MI.

1981

Obtained the rights to Distribute an Italian line of vacuum pumps, Battioni Pagani.

1982

Started the fabrication of industrial tank components and started purchasing for resale, various valves and accessories.

1990

Birth of the Challenger Series Vacuum Pump and NVE obtains ASME code certification.

1994

Product automation takes off at NVE with our first robotic welder and a CNC turning center.

1998

Doubled fabrication shop with multiple pieces of metal fabrication equipment.

1999

Introduces own line of NVE valves.

2001

Introduction of the Challenger Series High Vacuum Blower.

2007

Started Powder Coating in house.

2011

Moved into the current state of the art
manufacturing facility.

2014

Development of the NVE Oil Management System.

2015

NVE introduces it’s own line of vanes and introduced the 304 to the portable toilet industry.

2017

Introduced the 887 Challenger Series Vacuum.

2019

Introduced blower technology to the portable toilet and septic industry with the B250 & B500 and added raw material warehouse to main facility.

2020

Expanded into the Hydro Excavating industry.

2021

Introduced the 6819 High Vacuum Blower to the Liquid Waste industry.

2022

Aquired by Atlas Copco.

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