Jay R. Hedges, General Manager of Mattei Compressors, Inc, of Baltimore County, Maryland, announced on June 6, 2012, that Mattei has acquired 100% of the stock of Transit Engineering Services (TES), a leading U.S. packager of onboard air compressors for metro, subway, light rail and people mover applications for over 15 years. An integral part of a global strategy to move aggressively into onboard transit air applications, the company will operate as Mattei Transit Engineering (MTE), and now offers a full line of highly engineered Transit Air Systems supporting onboard pneumatic operations including brakes, doors, controls, safety barriers and other systems from 1.5 hp (5 cfm) to 75 hp (329 cfm).

Mattei Compressors, Inc and Transit Engineering Services shared booth space at the APTA Transit Show in New Orleans last October. “The positive response we received from the APTA show definitely had an impact on our decision to move forward with the acquisition”, said Hedges.

“Public transit is a growing need throughout North America and the world, as urban area populations increasingly turn to public transportation to reduce traffic congestion and improve the environment”, added Hedges. “The Market driven demand for improved transit infrastructure in cities and airports in the U.S. and around the world continues to increase, creating demand for safe, environment friendly, reliable and affordable on board air. We will continue to build on our strong alliances with the rail and people mover segments, while expanding into electric and hybrid buses, trucks, and locomotive applications”, said Hedges.

“Our Italian affiliate, Mattei SPA provides MTE with world class rotary vane air ends for transit and other OEM applications giving us an advantage in the market place”, said Nick Brearey, Technical Director of Mattei Transit Engineering, and former owner of TES. “We provide an alternative to piston and rotary screw compressors technologies which have struggled under the demanding operating conditions in transit applications where durability, low oil carryover and cost of operation are crucial”, added Brearey.

“Our global entry into On Board Transit Air Compression is a strategic decision as we position Mattei’s Rotary Vane Technology to expand into new OEM applications and new markets where we have competitive advantages”, said Giulio Contaldi, CEO of Mattei SPA based in Milan, Italy. “As the world’s largest manufacturer of Rotary Vane compressors, the RVM Series, a line of durable, high quality transit air ends, meets the current and future needs of the Global Transit Market”, said Contaldi. “The strategic acquisition of TES gives Mattei a global transit engineering resource lead by Mr. Brearey, and offers an opportunity for global growth, particularly in the U.S. where Mattei Compressor Sales continue to gain market share.”

TES, now operating as Mattei Transit Engineering has relocated into the facilities of Mattei Compressors, Inc., in Baltimore County at 9635 Liberty Rd, Randallstown, MD 21210. In addition to MTE’s Transit Compressor Products, Mattei offers a full range of OEM Air and Gas Compressors for highly engineered compressed air packagers and natural and methane gas compressors for solid waste and landfill methane, and natural gas applications.

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of Mattei Compressors, Inc, in the U.S. The leading manufacturer of fixed and variable speed, 3 hp thru 250 hp (10 cfm thru 1251 cfm) in North America, Mattei’s industrial products are sold exclusively through its network of distributors in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America. Among the most energy efficient compressors on the market, Mattei Air Compressors excel in industrial and collision repair applications, among others where energy costs, reliability, and clean dry air are critical.


Ing. Enea Mattei SpA – www.matteigroup.com was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Vimodrone in Milan Province. It is specialized in the design, manufacture, commercialization and assistance of air compressors, electrical generators and cogeneration units. With two factories covering a total of 50,000 m2, of which 28,000 roofed, located in Vimodrone and in Verdello-Zingonia (Bergamo Province), the company employs a staff of 250 and in 2008 had consolidated sales for approximately 50 million euros. Mattei manufactures 6,500 rotary vane compressors per year and is present throughout the world with an extensive network of distributors and assistance centres.
The Mattei web site www.matteigroup.com offers brochures and more in-depth information to identify the most suitable solution for every need.

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