Member - Tamturbo

Tamturbo was started in 2010 around the founding idea that the world needs a more environmentally friendly alternative to producing compressed air – we cannot continue wasting our most valuable resources, energy and environment. Our Unique technological advances combined with ingenious engineering work has brought to life a range of compressors that far surpasses the legacy technologies both in performance and in significantly lower life cycle cost. Our Touch-Free™ technology enables reliable and fully Oil-Free design and eliminates risks of compressed air contamination. In the end, we provide exactly what is needed – Just Air.

Type Company
Founded 2010
Company Size 32
Member Type
Founders Kimmo Laine, Jaakko Säiläkivi
Headquarters 33100 Tampere, Finland
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Compressed air production is an integral part of most industrial manufacturing processes. 10% of global industrial electricity and 5% of total world electricity is used to produce compressed air. The growth of industrial automation has increased compressed air use by 5% to 7% annually. Compressed air is used in virtually every industrial plant, powering up machines, tools and processes and moving materials in different ways. It is often considered to be the fourth utility and as important as electricity, water and heat. It is a utility that companies are responsible for producing themselves. Currently, the vast majority of industrial compressed air is produced by using oil-lubricated air compressors. However, air purity is both critical and imperative in industries such as food, beverages, electronics, pharma, chemical, textile, pulp and paper, automotive, etc. This drives an increase in the market share of oil-free compressors at the expense of oil-lubricated compressors. The share of oil-free compressed air is expected to increase to 50% of all compressed air in the coming years. Most oil-free compressed air is produced using “oil-free” screw technology, which is very inefficient (using excess energy) and results in very high maintenance costs. A notable drawback of “oil-free” screw technology is that it is not really oil-free, the Teflon-coated screw elements wear quite rapidly in use. This results in a deterioration of the system efficiency and results in screw elements being replaced typically every 4 to 7 years, costing > 50% of the package price of the new “oil-free” screw compressors and resulting in material waste. Tamturbo’s unique technology combined with ingenious engineering has created a range of compressors that are highly competitive against legacy technologies in terms of both performance and Total Cost of Ownership. Tamturbo’s technology enables reliable and 100% oil-free compressed air production, eliminates the risk of compressed air contamination due to the compressor itself and saves substantial amounts of electricity (up to 4 GWh during lifecycle). Our technology and customer benefits have been validated by global customers and distributors. The first compressors have been in 24/7 use since February 2016. Tamturbo® technology produces ecologically and economically the market's most sustainable oil-free compressed air. Touch-Free. Oil-Free. Care-Free.
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Headquarters 33100 Tampere, Finland

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